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Personality Disorder Peer Support Worker

Norwich

Great Yarmouth

Between £20000-£30000 Per Year

Full Time

Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Closing Date: 04/06/24

Do you have personal lived experience of a diagnosis – Borderline Personality Disorder or traits of a Personality Disorder and have a depth of understanding about how to explain your recovery to keep yourself well to support others? Or have you supported someone who has a diagnosis of PD?

If so this role might be for you, as a Personality Disorder Enhanced Peer Support Worker you will use your experience of living with a personality disorder or traits of and your personal recovery journey in order to build relationships with service users which are mutual, reciprocal and authentic.

REF: NWM/313

Full Time – 37.5 Hours per week (Monday – Friday with occasional weekend/evening flexibility required)

Starting Salary £23,470.20 per annum rising to £23,652.82 after successful Probation

We are recruiting in the following locations: 

​REST Great Yarmouth, Dene Side – NR30 3AX

REST Churchman House – Norwich – NR2 1NR

When submitting your application please confirm which location you would like to be considered for.

​​*Due to the nature of the role a driver licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role, mileage is paid at 45p per mile for cars after your home to work base mileage is deducted.

​​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 Service
The Mind Recovery Centre will offer 1:1 space in a calm and safe environment in line with Psychologically Informed Environment principles. Supporting the delivery of the Norfolk and Waveney Mind trained Managing Emotions Personality Disorder Service Team. To provide an informal, non-medical recovery focused emotional support for people with a diagnosis of, or traits of, borderline personality disorder (BPD) or emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD).

​​The service will be tailored to meet the individuals need, this could include a placement on a one day a week, weekly course which incorporates psycho-educational workshops or 1:1 session (6-8 sessions) or a combination of both. To provide bookable 1:1 support across our 5 Norfolk and Waveney Mind REST Hubs.

​​To provide an additional offer of 12-month programme which incorporates psycho-educational workshops through the Waves Programme, as well as social sessions to help them explore their needs with others in a safe environment.

​​The Role
As a Personality Disorder Enhanced Peer Support Worker you will use your experience of living with a personality disorder or traits of and your personal recovery journey in order to build relationships with service users which are mutual, reciprocal and authentic.

​​Peer Support Workers will empower service users to learn the self-management tools they will need to move into their own recovery and live fulfilling lives. They will help people living with a personality disorder improve their quality of life, by providing a managing emotions recovery programme in a safe, supportive and empowering environment.

​​You will work closely alongside REST colleagues and supporting the Service when there is a staffing need as required by PD Service Manager and the REST Manager.

What We Are Looking For

Relevant lived experience is as follows:

Personal lived experience and/or experience working with people with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder or traits of a Personality Disorder.

Ability to communicate clearly with a range of people over sensitive and/or complex issues.

Depth of understanding about how to explain your recovery to keep yourself well to support others.

​We may close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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

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