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Application Deadline
18 October 2021

Interview Date
21 October 2021

Contract type
Fixed Term - 2 years

37.5 (some evenings and weekends, hours negotiable)

NJC Scp 7 – 14, currently £22,029 - £25,017 per annum
Inclusive of Outer London Weighting

Tower Hamlets

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham – Peer Support Worker x4 (Redbridge Mental Health Peer Project)

About the role

Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham is a charity providing a wide range of services for residents including counselling, mental health support services, advocacy, and community engagement activities. We work with communities from diverse backgrounds and continually invest in building an inclusive organisational culture with diverse leaders through active Listening, Learning and Leading. Over the last 18 months we have explored racism and the impact that this has had on the lives of our clients and staff. This has resulted in the development of our strategic objective towards becoming an anti-racist organisation (ARO).

The Mental Health Peer Support Worker (x4) will provide support and recovery guidance to individuals experiencing common and severe mental health problems, using their own life experience of mental distress or as a carer and recovery as a template. We are looking to appoint 4 Mental Health Peer Support Workers who will be supported by the MH Peer Project Worker and the NELFT MH Wellness Team Manager. They will report to and be supervised by the Operational Director for MITHN. They will be tasked with supporting the team to develop recovery-based programmes for service users and members of the local community in partnership with statutory and community organisations.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • NVQ Level 2-3 or equivalent standard of numeracy and literacy
  • Lived Experience of Mental Health
  • Knowledge of NHS and third sector mental health services
  • Good understanding of Peer support and Recovery Approaches
  • Experience of working with communities

There are opportunities for training and benefits including: a company pension, 30 days’ annual leave pro-rated until the end of contract, a comprehensive E-Learning Programme, access to the Employment Assistance Programme (EAP) and Death-In-Service benefits. Post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.

How to apply

To apply for this role, the application pack can be downloaded via our website;

Alternatively you can request an application pack by email to: [email protected] , quoting reference RPSW

Closing Date: 12noon, Monday 18th October 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 21st October 2021

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