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Peer Support Worker
We have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Worker to join our Pathfinder team as we continue to develop our service provision to support and empower those in need.
Position: Peer Support Worker (11-month Fixed Term contract)
Location: Crawley & Mid Sussex (Hybrid Working Available – Office Location RH15 9AS)
Salary: £21,967 per annum, pro rata
Closing Date: Tuesday 30 May 2023 at 12 noon
Interview Date: Friday 16 June 2023
About the role:
As a Peer Mentor you will be working for a people-led organisation whose mission is ‘combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change.’
The role of the Peer Support Worker is to hold a small caseload of clients who would benefit from 1:1 Peer Support. Peer Support Workers meet clients regularly, both in person and virtually, to provide resources and shared experience that gradually coaches individuals to manage their mental health more independently.
As a Peer Support Worker, you will possess your own experiences of personal mental health challenges. In addition to already possessing some ideas on how this can be utilised in a professional role, you will be enthusiastic to learn more. Ideally, you will have some experience of working 1:1 with those with a range of additional needs, providing support that is person-centred and which achieved a positive outcome for the individual/s concerned. This could be demonstrated in a variety of settings and might be paid or voluntary.
To be successful in the role of Peer Support Worker you will need to have great communication skills and be committed to the values of the organisation. Some of the key skills and experience you will need to bring with you include:
Some experience of supporting vulnerable people or those with complex or additional needs, either in a voluntary or paid capacity.
Experience of working both within a team dynamic and independently.
Some awareness and/or experience of support options available for mental ill health, e.g. GP support, counselling, the charity sector.
The role is fixed term for 11 months, at the end of that period the post holder can apply for a vacant position following internal procedures that BHT Sussex has advertised at that time.
In recognition of our commitment to staff, BHT Sussex has been awarded Gold Accreditation from Investors in People. We are also signed up to the Disability Confident employer scheme and have made the Mental Health at Work commitment.
You will also receive a fantastic benefits package including:
5.5% stakeholder pension scheme and life assurance scheme
Medical cash plan with Medicash
Free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work-related concerns
Free new starter 30-day Brighton bus pass
Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days per annum pro rata, rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 32 days pro rata
The opportunity to participate in well-being and fundraising activities throughout the year
BHT Sussex is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment process that fully complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to encouraging equality, inclusion, and diversity within the workplace.
To apply for this job please visit www.bht.org.uk.