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Senior Peer Support Worker

Rethink Mental Illness
£22,407.40 per annum (£25,053.51 with London Weighting)
Closing date
31 May 2021

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Senior Peer Support Worker

Location: London Borough of Brent/Agile

Salary: £22,407.40 per annum (£25,053.51 with London Weighting)

Closing Date: Monday 31 May 2021 at 11:59pm

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Would you like to work for a leading mental health charity?

Do you want a rewarding career where you can really make a difference?

If yes, join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.

Due to growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Peer Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly Brent Mental Health team. Your role will be a permanent position, working full-time, 35 hours per week covering Brent. You will, as part of the role, also be working from home.

Our Brent Mental Health service is commissioned by CNWL to bolster community mental health support to adult patients and service users (18+) within the Brent borough alongside statutory services. The service has four main aspects of delivery which are - Befriending service utilising volunteers, Peer Support, Substance Misuse Support and Mental Health and Recovery Workshops.

 Who are we?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness”.

In everything we do, we seek to demonstrate our values: Passion, Commitment, Openness, Hope, Expertise, Equity and Understanding. If these values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you.

 What will you be doing?

- Providing high quality individual supervision to Peer Navigation Workers in community mental services within the borough of Brent

- Being actively involved in the process of recruitment of peer navigation workers including being on interview panels

- Assessing clients by focusing on their individual goals and address any unmet social needs by linking people to the relevant community groups

- Developing stronger links and working partnerships with a range of external agencies including other NHS Trusts employing peer support workers and voluntary organisations

- Modelling/mentoring a recovery process and demonstrate self-management skills and techniques, using own experience of recovery

- Supporting the team in promoting a recovery orientated environment by identifying recovery-focused activities and imparting information and education as required

- Promoting and supporting independent living for service users in the community by maintaining extensive knowledge and links with community resources and actively supporting service users to access them e.g., in relation to employment, community living and leisure

Do you have what we are looking for?

- Lived experience of mental health illness and the willingness to share elements of your personal journey in order to inspire others and to work in a relatable way

- Line management experience including interviewing and recruiting

- Experience of networking and building relationships with a wide range of people

- Experience of delivering and developing projects/programmes

- Experience of working in the health and wellbeing sector

- Experience of partnership working and engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders

- Understanding of the basics of health and safety and risk management

What will you receive?

You will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your abilities with the opportunity to make a real difference every day. In addition, you will have excellent development opportunities including funded training, career development and a range of e-learning courses. You will also receive: 

- Salary of £22,407.40 (£25,053.51 with London Weighting) per annum

- Annual increments up to the top of the band of £25,690.03 (£28,336.13 with London Weighting) per annum

- Contributory pension scheme

- Life assurance and employee assistance programme

- 25 days’ annual leave rising to 30 days plus bank holidays 

- Your "Rethink Day" - 1 day’s additional leave (pro rata) on your Birthday

- Eyecare vouchers

- Flexible working 

Don’t just change jobs, change lives!

The Recruitment Advisor looking after this role is Katie Wright. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email.

Please be mindful that we may need to close adverts early if we receive a high volume of applications, we therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If a shortened closing date has a significant impact on your ability to apply, please let us know.           

We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Senior Peer Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Community Care Navigator, Personal Wellbeing Navigator, Lead Worker, Peer Support Worker, Support Worker, or Social Worker.

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