Peer Support Worker - Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind

Closing date:
14/10/2019
Interview Date :
22/10/2019
Salary:
£10,352 (based on full time salary of £20,984 for 37.5 hours)
Hours:
18.5 hours per week
Location:
Based in London Borough of Lewisham
Contract :
Permanent contract

About the role

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded, innovative local Charity working alongside people with mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of more than £3m, over 120 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network.

BLG Mind is working in partnership with South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to deliver the Primary Care Mental Health Service for Lewisham. We have an exciting opportunity to work as part of an integrated team providing support to people with long-term mental health problems within a primary care setting, supporting people to develop their independence, self-management skills and achieve their recovery goals.

We are looking for a part time Peer Support Worker to work alongside Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind and SLaM colleagues to deliver this service.

The successful candidate will provide recovery-orientated peer support to people with long-term mental health problems, facilitating access to community activities and emotional support. You will also need to recruit and facilitate volunteers to undertake this work as well. Supporting volunteers may include mentoring and coaching.

Staff benefits include a matched contribution pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday (pro-rata, rising with service), quality supervision and training opportunities. See our website for more reasons to work for Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind.

Closing date: 9:00 am on Monday 14th October
Likely interview date: Tuesday 22nd October

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check

More details, including a Job Description and Person Specification, can be downloaded from our website: https://www.blgmind.org.uk/news/job/peer-support-worker-2/

Registered Charity: 1082972

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