Senior Peer Worker

Inclusion

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Job summary

The role of Senior Peer Support Worker (PSW) has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of recovery from mental health challenges and experience of professionally utilising these experiences within mental health settings as Peer Support Workers.

Through sharing wisdom from their own experiences, Peer Support Workers inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. In the context of the East of England gambling clinic, the Senior Peer Support Worker will, with guidance from the Trust-wide Lived Experience Leadership Team and Senior Peer Support Workers, facilitate and support the expansion of Peer Support Worker roles. The role will include inputting into the development and sustainability of Peer Support Worker posts, including role definition.

The role will also encompass taking the lead on the peer support vision for the service and the co facilitation of group work to deliver support to those individuals accessing support at the clinic within the East of England gambling clinic. The post holder will promote the use of a 'coaching' role to support service users in identifying goals and developing personal recovery plans.

Main duties of the job

The Senior PSW will be actively involved in the recruitment of Peer Support Workers (PSW) locally and co-facilitate a range of Trust-wide learning and development opportunities, including delivery of the accredited training and workshops. The post holder will provide high quality individual supervision to Peer Support Workers working within the East of England gambling clinic, and group supervision to Peer Support Workers across the Trust. They will work alongside newly recruited PSWs supporting them in establishing their role within the multidisciplinary teams.

The Senior PSW will take a lead role in embedding recovery values within the service settings in which they work, alongside other Trust recovery champions. The post holder will act as an ambassador of recovery for the Trust with external agencies and partner organisations, co-delivering learning and development sessions to external agencies, which contribute to the peer support income generation programme.

The Senior PSW will take an active role in the development and reporting of the Peer Support Worker evidence base.

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health.

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.

Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6268224-A

Job locations

Working from home / Thurrock Health Centre

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for details. A summary is provided below;

  • To provide high quality individual supervision to Peer Support Workers in community services within the allocated location.
  • To be actively involved in the process of recruitment of Peer Support Workers including being on interview panels.
  • To proactively engage and work with a range of internal services including Human Resources and Occupational Health to ensure robust processes are in operation for the recruitment and maintenance of wellbeing of the Peer Support Workers.
  • To effectively co-deliver training, including the accredited Developing Expertise in Peer Support, Peer Support Worker Team Preparation sessions in readiness for peer support workers taking up post within teams; and learning and development activities within the Recovery College.
  • To work with the multi-disciplinary team alongside newly appointed peer support workers to deliver support to those individuals accessing services within the East of England Clinic
  • To promote the use of a coaching role to support service users in developing personal recovery plans.
  • To meet, welcome, introduce and orientate the service user, their carer and families to the service upon arrival.
  • To establish supportive and respectful relationships with people using the service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for details. A summary is provided below;

  • To provide high quality individual supervision to Peer Support Workers in community services within the allocated location.
  • To be actively involved in the process of recruitment of Peer Support Workers including being on interview panels.
  • To proactively engage and work with a range of internal services including Human Resources and Occupational Health to ensure robust processes are in operation for the recruitment and maintenance of wellbeing of the Peer Support Workers.
  • To effectively co-deliver training, including the accredited Developing Expertise in Peer Support, Peer Support Worker Team Preparation sessions in readiness for peer support workers taking up post within teams; and learning and development activities within the Recovery College.
  • To work with the multi-disciplinary team alongside newly appointed peer support workers to deliver support to those individuals accessing services within the East of England Clinic
  • To promote the use of a coaching role to support service users in developing personal recovery plans.
  • To meet, welcome, introduce and orientate the service user, their carer and families to the service upon arrival.
  • To establish supportive and respectful relationships with people using the service.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Completed Peer Support Worker training (preferably accredited)
  • Evidence of further training in relation to personal recovery principles
  • Willingness to undertake or completion of ImROC Peer Support training
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development

Experience

Essential

  • Own personal lived experience of recovery from mental health challenges
  • Experience of positively sharing own life experiences, and personal recovery journey, with service users, carers and others
  • Experience of working in a range of health and/or social care settings as a peer support worker
  • Recent experience of delivering training and presentations to a wide range of audiences

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the concept of personal recovery as it may apply to others
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills and an ability to form peer relationships with service users and carers
Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Completed Peer Support Worker training (preferably accredited)
  • Evidence of further training in relation to personal recovery principles
  • Willingness to undertake or completion of ImROC Peer Support training
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development

Experience

Essential

  • Own personal lived experience of recovery from mental health challenges
  • Experience of positively sharing own life experiences, and personal recovery journey, with service users, carers and others
  • Experience of working in a range of health and/or social care settings as a peer support worker
  • Recent experience of delivering training and presentations to a wide range of audiences

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the concept of personal recovery as it may apply to others
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills and an ability to form peer relationships with service users and carers

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Working from home / Thurrock Health Centre

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

Working from home / Thurrock Health Centre

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Project Manager

Andy Ryan

Andrew.Ryan@mpft.nhs.uk

03007907000

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6268224-A

Job locations

Working from home / Thurrock Health Centre

55-57 High Street

Grays

RM17 6NB


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