Peer Worker - Part Time 13.87 P/WFAM01173
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.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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