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Application Deadline
09 February 2024

Interview Date
19 February 2024

Contract type
Fixed term contract

Hours
18 hours per week

Salary
£25,750 per year, pro rata

Where
London

Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster – peer support worker

We are looking for a peer support worker who has their own lived experience of mental health issues to inspire hope by sharing life experiences and lessons learnt as a person in recovery. You'll join the wider Peer Support In-Reach Service and primarily work in a well-supported inpatient ward at the Springfield Hospital in Tooting.

What you'll do

In this role you'll: 

  • Support patients while they're on the unit, working towards setting goals to combat social isolation, identifying their interests and helping facilitate their engagement with community activities
  • Further to their discharge from hospital, you'll support them for up to 6 weeks in the community
  • Identify with them how to access support in times of distress and various support networks within their area

About you

We're looking for someone with: 

  • Good level of general education to GCSE/NVQ level 2 or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • Lived experience of mental health issues
  • Experience of working, communicating and interacting with a wide variety of people in a similar environment or as part of a community-based service
  • Understanding of peer support
  • A good understanding of mental health related issues and difficulties through your own experiences
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills and an ability to form peer relationships
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, patience, compassion, and sensitivity when supporting people in mental health distress 

How to apply

For more information about the role, and the benefits of working for us, click apply now at the top of this page. This will take you through to the Mind in Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster website.

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