Peer Support Co-Ordinator
Peer Support Coordinator – £23,500 per annum – Kent – Full Time Permanent.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Coordinator working across our Kent Prisons services including HMP Maidstone, Rochester and East Sutton Park. The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly across those units, working closely with the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners to coordinate Peer Support across the different teams.
We are Forward, the social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. We believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Our services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
Working alongside our successful teams of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners and Health Professionals you will be providing training and supervision to clients to become Peer supporters. You will be responsible for assessing the work Peers complete towards their NVQ level 2 qualification. This is a new role within the service and so will be an opportunity for you to also take the lead in continually improving and developing the role of Peer supporters according to the needs of each individual service. Co-operative working relationships with Service Managers and Drug and Alcohol Practitioners is vital to this role, you will play a key role in adopting a whole team approach towards ensuring that the Peers are developed to their full potential and thus contributing to the outcomes for each service.
To be successful in this role you will need to have a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social or equivalent, experience and knowledge of supporting clients with substance misuse issues, a good understanding of recovery and the criminal justice system.
We will consider applications from candidates with a Nursing and/or Criminal Justice background and applications from candidates who are themselves in recovery will be welcomed.
Forward offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. We also support our employees to achieve both professional and personal development.
We are committed to equality of opportunity. We select candidates based their abilities and skills and nothing else. We are dedicated to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work.
Please click apply and you will be directed to our website, where you can progress your application. You also can download a full job description and person specification.
You will also need to complete a supporting statement that lists clear examples which demonstrate your competencies in relation to the person specification and being the right candidate for the role. Please ensure you provide specific examples from previous work experience on how you meet each criterion. (Please use additional sheets if necessary)
We are unable to accept CV’s.
Closing date for applications: 9th March 2018 (10am)