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Peer Support Worker

Location: Waltham Forest Neighbourhood Teams

Closing date: 03/05/2022

JOB TITLE: Peer Support Worker
LOCATION: NELFT – Within Waltham Forest Neighbourhood Teams
SALARY: SC3-SP14-17 £23428 – £23849
HOURS: 22.5 Hours Per Week (Part-Time)
CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract – 1 Year – Possibility to extend to 2 years


The Role:

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) has commissioned Mind in the City Hackney and Waltham Forest to employ, support, develop and train peer workers for the new Neighbourhood Teams in Waltham Forest as part of its community mental health transformation programme.

As a Peer Support Worker, you be fully integrated into the Waltham Forest Neighbourhood Team. You will spend 80% of your working week in the Neighbourhood Team, functioning as a full member of the team alongside NELFT staff and the remaining time engaging with and helping to convene group based therapeutic work for service users and the local community, personal development, and training

You will provide support and recovery guidance to individuals experiencing common and severe mental health problems, using your own life experience of mental distress or as a carer and recovery as a template.

Please see the Job Description attached on Breathe for more information.


To apply, please complete the application form and attach it together with your CV via the link below, please ensure you attach both when you press “apply now” by 23:59 on 3rd May 2022. Interviews will take place on 6th May 2022. 


We are 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 strongly encourage applications from those from ethnic minority backgrounds or other underrepresented backgrounds.

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 ensure you complete the equal opportunities section of the application form.