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Peer Support Worker

Norfolk

Great Yarmouth

£11.44 (NLW over 21) Per Hour

Full Time

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Closing Date: 26/11/23

NWM/354

Peer Support Worker

What We Offer:

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm)

Maternity cover – Fixed Term Contract up to 1 year

Salary £20,918.18 per annum increasing to £21,405.29 per annum after completion of 6-month probation period.

Location: REST Great Yarmouth – NR30 3AX

Training

Mandatory training for this role takes place in Norwich, training sessions run from 9am – 5pm and run over 4 separate dates.

Benefits

Annual leave: 26 days raising to 29 days (FTE) plus Bank Holidays, Pension, Online Discounts Portal, Financial advice, Long Service Awards, Health & Wellbeing Program, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Crash Plan, Company Sick pay, EAP, Eyecare, Personal Development and Job Specific Training.

The Role

REST Great Yarmouth Hub is an exciting service at the heart of the community. We provide support to people in need of mental health support and signposting.

The Daytime service is a dynamic, psychologically informed environment which operates a strong focus on recovery focused, person centred support. We strive to empower people to stay well in their community and at home to ensure that no one faces their mental health challenges alone.

What We Are Looking For

As a Peer Support Worker, you will provide support and insight for people using the REST Great Yarmouth Hub by drawing on personal experience of recovery and resilience. Peer support workers model recovery and wellness to foster a sense of hope in those accessing our Hub so the future feels positive and life holds a sense of purpose.

You will work closely with the Recovery Workers and other facilitators to deliver group & one to one intervention that develop understanding around recovery and independent living. You will encourage and empower those accessing our service to take control of their recovery and to give them hope of recovery by providing insight, support and help identify strategies that keep them well.

  • Experience of working with a diverse group of people.
  • A passion for supporting others who may present in a variety of ways.
  • Experience of working within a recovery focused organisation.
  • Experience of creating positive working relationships with people in a professional setting.
  • Experience of liaising with a variety of support services including police and ambulance teams.
  • Essential – Lived experience with your own mental health recovery journey.

Should you wish to have a friendly and informal chat about the role, please contact Lisa Clinging – T: 07596873688 / lisa.clinging@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk

Closing date – Sunday 26th November

If you are shortlisted and invited for interview, the interviews will consist of a two-stage process. 1st​ stage interview will be a warner style interview, if you are successful a 2nd stage interview will take place. Dates for the warner interviews will be communicated if your application is shortlisted.

Warner Interview Date to be confirmed

Second Stage Interview – Tuesday 5th December 

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