Peer Worker - Part Time 13.87 P/W

  • Hours
  • 13.87 hours per week
  • Salary
  • £6,382.50 (based on full time equivalent of £17,250
  • Location
  • Islington
  • Closing Date
  • 06/03/2018
    • Contract

    • Permanent
    • Job Advert-Role Description


      To draw on personal experiences of recovery; supporting customers who have a desire to develop their own recovery techniques.

      To support customers to develop a sense of hope, confidence and acceptance, by sharing (but not imposing), their personal experiences.


      Working with peers

      • Draw on personal experiences of overcoming mental health problems, helping others to develop coping skills.
      • Provide emotional support, showing empathy, sharing experience and inspiring hope in line with the recovery model.
      • Help people to identify their strengths, personal interests and goals.
      • Support people to understand their rights, responsibilities and choices and advocate on behalf of people where appropriate.
      • Prioritise personal safety and work within Family Mosaic’s safeguarding procedures.
      • Identify, assess and manage risks in accordance with Family Mosaic policies.
      • Develop mutual and reciprocal relationships while maintaining professional boundaries.
      • Act as positive role models to peers, demonstrating the possibilities of recovery.
      • Provide practical support including attending activities or appointments and exploring new places in the community.
      • Work in 1:1 settings on a key-work basis where necessary.
      • Facilitate recovery-focused groups and activities.
      • Support people to develop healthy lifestyle choices.
      • Promote opportunities for people to be involved in how their service is run and to be involved in upcoming training opportunities.
      • Work within Family Mosaic’s confidentiality policy.
      • Work flexibly in a person-centred manner reporting to your line manager.
      • Keep relevant written records of work completed and any other administration tasks.

      Personal Development and Learning

      • Be honest, open and realistic about your own wellbeing and any support needs so that reasonable adjustments can be considered.
      • Attend monthly supervision meetings with line manager.
      • Complete a wellness plan and share with line manager
      • Keep in regular contact with other Peer Support Workers within Family Mosaic, offering mutual support.
      • Attend external Peer Support Worker networking meetings, seminars and conferences.
      • Show commitment to personal development and attend training as needed.
      • Support future Peer Support Worker training courses, offer guidance and advice to new trainees and share ideas for future development of the Peer Support Worker role.
    • Background check

    • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    • Additional Job Information

    • Further job information is available here.