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Peer Support Worker

Salary:

£7,905.77 + £869.22 RRA per annum

Hours:

18.75 per week

Location:

Norfolk Central

The Role

Together is an amazing place to work. And it’s not just because we’re one of the UK’s oldest and most respected mental health charities. It’s because we put the people who use our services at the heart of everything we do – supporting and enabling them to take control of their lives and make a positive contribution to the community.

We are looking for people with lived experience of mental distress to join our team as Peer Support Workers.

Together for Mental Wellbeing is a national charity working alongside people with mental health issues on their journey towards independent and fulfilling lives. The individuals who use our services are at the heart of everything that we do. They influence and shape the support they receive from us, and the way our services are run. Our vision is a world where each individual can play their part in breaking down the barriers that exist through ignorance and lack of understanding, and where everyone can live their life without prejudice.

Norfolk County Council set out to transform the provision of mental health services across Norfolk. Together for Mental Wellbeing was successful in gaining the contract to provide a combined supported living, outreach and floating support service and will be delivering this in partnership with Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind, St. Martins, West Norfolk Mind and Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind across Norfolk.

As a Peer Support Worker, you will be supporting people in supported housing and the community, using your own lived experience of mental distress to empathise with and support people using the service. This may take the form of discussion, reflection, coaching/mentoring, as well as delivering one to one recovery focused-support, group sessions and drop ins. This is a rewarding role, in which you will receive specialised peer support training that has been designed and developed by people with lived experience, and ongoing support from a Peer Support and Volunteer Coordinator. The role will require a full driving licence as you will be working flexibly as part of a geographically spread team in Norfolk, including daily travel within Norwich, South Norfolk and North Norfolk areas.

We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BME backgrounds.

How to apply

Before applying, please read the Job Description and Person Specification, Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice .

To apply for this post, download the Application Form and send to:

Robin Hales: robin-hales@together-uk.org
Closing date: 19th June 2019

Successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check. To find out more, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. Together is committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices. Charity No. 211091.