Mental Health
£26,552 - £29,928 per annum
Posted a month ago

Job description

Lead Peer Support Worker - Brent Mental Health Service
Location: Brent, London
Type of role: field based whilst covering the geographical area of Greater London
Salary: £26,552.11 to £29,928.91pa inclusive of London Weighting
Hours: 35hrs per week between Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Contract: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Peer Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly team at our Brent Mental Health Service.

If you would like to work for a leading mental health charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, then join us here at Rethink Mental Illness.

How will you make a difference?

The role of Lead Peer Navigation Worker has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of recovery from mental health challenges and experience of professionally utilising these experiences within mental health settings. Through sharing wisdom from their own experiences, Lead Peer Navigation Workers inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. In addition to this, the role will also help clients to address any unmet social needs they may be facing. After completing a comprehensive holistic needs assessment you will support clients to navigate their way through the various systems such as benefits and housing as well as support individuals to access community groups, support groups, therapeutic activities and set vocational goals. The service is tailored to each individual’s needs and is a truly person-centred approach to empowering clients.

You will provide high quality supervision to Peer Navigation Workers (PNW) and Young Adult Peer Navigation Workers (YAPNW) working within Brent Mental Health Service as well as group supervision. They will induct and recruit new PNWs, and YAPNWs supporting them in establishing their role within the multidisciplinary teams.

You will also take a lead role in embedding recovery values within the service in which they work, alongside other Trust recovery champions. You will act as an ambassador of recovery for the Trust with external agencies and partner organisations, co-delivering learning and development sessions to external agencies, which contribute to the peer support income generation programme.

You can read more about the rewards you will receive on the full advert on our website.

What we are looking for:

You’ll have the essentials covered:

- Lived experience of mental health illness and the willingness to share elements of your personal journey to inspire others and to work in a relatable way
- Ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs; to develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans and activities to meet these needs.
- Experience in providing support to people with a mental illness; or experience of providing care and/or support services within another social care setting in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
- Strong working knowledge of mental health and appropriate intervention methods QCF Diploma or NVQ level 3 in Care or Certificate in Community Mental Healthcare (or working towards) or an equivalent qualification.
- Supervisory experience in a peer support setting / line management experience including interviewing and recruiting.
- Experience of designing, delivering and developing projects/programmes/Workshops
ability to travel unsupported across the London Borough of Brent

You may also have:

- Experience of developing community-based projects/programmes.
- Experience of facilitating training courses for staff and/or service users

Why join us?

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.”

We offer a wide range of support. Some of our benefits include:

- Wellbeing support: our Wellbeing hub gives physical, emotional, and mental health support. We also have a BUPA Employee Assistance Programme with access to appointments.
- Taking time for you: we work flexibly – you get to choose where you work, managing your own diary. We have generous annual leave, starting at 25 rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays, as well as your birthday off.
- Planning for the future: We have a contributory pension scheme.
- Structured Induction: Onboarding you into the Charity supporting your wellbeing along the way.
- £300 when you introduce a Friend: receive up to £300 when you introduce a friend or family member

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 can make an enormous difference to someone’s life as a Lead 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. 

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