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Peer Coordinator – Suicide Bereavement Services

Location: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

Closing date: 30/08/2021

REPORTING TO: Suicide Bereavement Services Lead, within the Psychological Therapies Department
LOCATION: Main office, 8-10 Tudor Road, Hackney, London E9 7SN
Salary: SC5-SP25 (FTE £28,508, pro rata)
Hours: 2 Days a week (7.5 hours a day)
Contract: Fixed Term (ends 31st May 2022)

BACKGROUND

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest (Mind CHWF) is a multi-disciplinary provider of specialist mental health services and a part of the Mind Federation.
In co-production with our service users, we develop individualized and effective support plans, promoting both recovery from ill health for people with recurrent and enduring mental health difficulties and early intervention and mental/physical wellbeing for those at risk of developing mental health issues or who struggle with common mental health conditions.

Our strategic priorities focus on:

1. Innovation – developing innovative services to shape the future.
2. Co-production – involving service users to develop sustainable and effective services
3. Tackling inequalities – identifying and involving the communities which are most in need
4. Sustainability – diversifying funding sources and working in partnership.

THE ROLE

This is a pivotal role in which you will have the opportunity to support the delivery of peer volunteering roles in our emotional and practical support services for individuals that have been bereaved by suicide loss.
You’ll support the growth of peer involvement in these services by creating opportunities for peers as well as implementing measures to encourage their sustainability. A key component of the role will be to work collaboratively with your peers to enable a positive volunteer experience and delivery of effective practical and emotional support interventions to people bereaved by suicide loss.

It is particularly important that you demonstrate sound knowledge of trauma informed practice and care for work with this particular population of clients. Direct experience in crisis work, client advocacy as well as provision of counselling services/ emotional support for clients experiencing complex trauma/ complicated grief is highly desirable.

A rounded understanding of volunteering in its widest sense is useful in addition. Most important of all though, your successful track record in supporting a range of peer volunteer led services working with a vulnerable client group is needed to achieve our goals.

The deadline for applications is 5pm by 30th August 2021. To apply, please complete the application form and attach it together with your CV, please ensure you attach both when you press “Apply Now” via the Breathe HR link.

We are open to conversations about flexible working, however the postholder will need to be visible and present in the office, particularly during the first three months, subject to an individual Covid Risk assessment. We have a flexible approach to working from home.

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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 email us the attached equal opportunities form to the HR Team.

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