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Peer Support Worker


Part Time

Julian Support

Closing Date: 16/04/21

Job Title:          Peer Support Worker

Spinal Point:    6 – 9

Job Type:         Permanent – part time

Salary:             £17,893.20 p.a. – £19,567.08 p.a. pro rata (full time is 37 hours per week)

Hours:             18.5 hours per week – job share

Location:         Your base would be our Head Office in Norwich but role includes travel across Norfolk & Suffolk

We are looking for the right person to fulfil the position of Peer Support Worker within our Integrated Mental Health and Justice Pathway.

This is a job share position, working afternoons on Wednesdays and all day on Thursdays & Fridays.

We offer a full induction and relevant training to work within a supportive team environment. The next induction & training cycle begins on 14th June 2021 and this will be the start date for the successful candidate.

The role holder will have been through the Criminal Justice System. Using your personal experience of the Criminal Justice System, you will support others in similar circumstances to make positive life changes. Demonstrating positive role modelling, you will work in partnership with our service users helping them to build upon their strengths and enabling them to engage with resources in the community, with the aim of preventing re-offending.

The role is to support vulnerable people that find themselves within the Criminal Justice System with the aim of focussed support to enable them to address social / mental health / physical / environmental needs that maybe impacting on their offending behaviour. The route for referrals into the service are at point of arrest – PICs (Police Investigation Centres) or from HMP Norwich.

There is significant driving involved in this role and you would be asked to cover and support people in Norfolk and Suffolk. You would need to demonstrate how you might be able to meet those we support in those areas.

Julian Support delivers services to both vulnerable adults and children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means that the role will require the post holder to declare unspent and spent convictions. You would be required to undergo DBS checks, we can only accept applications from those whose convictions are not on the ‘Barred List’. For all of our posts you will need to be DBS checked on the enhanced scheme.

Please ensure that you read the guidance notes for all job applications, complete the detail of the Job specification and include the applicant monitoring forms. Please see our website for forms:  https://www.juliansupport.org/our-jobs-opportunities/jobs/

Closing date: 1:00pm on 16th April 2021

Interviews: 27th April 2021 (on Microsoft Teams)

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