Job title: Female Peer Support Worker
Responsible to: Lived Experience & Community Development Manager
Salary: Starting salary is £24,913.42 per annum (Full-time equivalent), (SC3-SP14-16)
Additional payment: £53.91 per month
Hours: 37.5 per week
Contract type: Fixed term one year – Potential for extension with project
Location: East London
Benefits: See supporting documents for information on benefits.
We are seeking a Female Peer Support Worker to provide support and recovery guidance to individuals experiencing common and severe mental health problems and someone to use their own life experience of mental distress or as a carer and recovery as a template.
Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for more information.
DBS clearance at Enhanced with Adult Barring list is required for this role.
About Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest:
We are a multi-disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services and a part of the Mind Federation.
We promote both recovery from ill health for people with recurrent and enduring mental health difficulties and early intervention for those at risk of developing mental health issues, or who struggle with common mental health conditions.
We currently support around 5,000 people a year through a variety of services focusing on psychological, social, economic and workplace wellbeing, and support minoritised communities.
Our values are:
Working with Mind CHWF means you’ll be part of a dedicated, passionate, and professional workforce who cares about the work they do and make a real difference to the lives of the people in the City of London, Hackney, and Waltham Forest.
Our values are:
Connected: Creating a compassionate and supportive community.
Fair: We strive for equity- no-one’s needs should go unmet.
Brave: We walk with people, offering help by doing what works – proven or new
We are committed to actively becoming anti-racist in everything we do. This is a critical priority for Mind CHWF. We embrace diversity and understand that being an inclusive organisation that recognises different perspectives, will enable us to provide excellent services.
We are committed to ensuring all our employees are treated fairly and equitably at work and promoting equity in physical and mental health for all.
Those with lived experience of Mental Health are encouraged to apply.
We know that for various reasons, not everybody who can successfully perform in a role, performs their best under traditional interview/selection procedures. We are therefore seeking ways to breakdown further barriers in our recruitment & selection process.
Shorted-listed candidates will be provided with some questions to help them prepare for the interview.
How to apply:
Please see the document section below for the application pack.
To be considered for this post, we need to receive the following:
- Completed application form; and
- A copy of your latest CV.
Please note that if we do not receive the two documents listed above then we can’t consider you for the role.
Once you have completed the application form, please click here and upload it along with your latest CV.
The closing date is by Tuesday, 7th Nov at 9am, however, please do not delay applying as this advert may close before the stated deadline if we find a suitable applicant for the role.
We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please let us know in your application.
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