01 October 2023
17.5, 21 or 35 hours
£23,000 per year (full time equivalent)
Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind – peer support worker (access community mental health)
Are you a mental health professional who wants to make a positive impact in the world?
We're looking for peer support workers to help shape local mental health services within Swindon and beyond.
You’ll be part of a passionate, dedicated community of mental health professionals. We're committed to providing accessible, responsive, inclusive mental health support.
We have a supportive and collaborative work environment. And we'll give you plenty of opportunities for professional development.
What you'll do
As a peer support worker, you'll have lived experience of mental health problems. You'll draw from your own experiences to offer support and understanding to others.
You'll encourage, inspire, and motivate people who access the service, to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
We're looking for someone who has:
- Relevant experience providing support to people with mental health needs
- Personal experience of living with poor mental health
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - listening, written and verbal
- The ability to manage conflicting priorities and your own time with minimum supervision
- The ability to engage and motivate people accessing support
- The ability to act calmly in emergencies, responding professionally to stressful and challenging behaviour
- Good organisational skills, and the ability to work well in a team
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 Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind website.