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Band 3 Peer Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-19-73685-UZ

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health Services
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£18,813 / £19,332 / £19,917 / £20,795

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

The role of Peer Support Worker will specifically utilise the skills of people who have lived experience of Secondary Mental Health services. Sharing wisdom from their own journey, they will inspire hope and belief in recovery, so service users regain control over their lives and their unique recovery journey. The role will use a person-centred, strength based recovery approach whilst working directly with service users.

The purpose of the role is to work closely with service users, forward planning for their recovery and/or discharge that identifies appropriate community based activities and sources of support, encouraging choice, co-production, self-determination and opportunities for service users to be a partner in decision making. You must have completed the ImROC Peer Support training (or equivalent) to apply for one of the 10 posts available.

Individual roles may target specific age groups, for example young people and other roles may work across an age range. The peer support will take place in a variety of places dependent on which team the peer support role is part of. This is classed as a clinical role that does not diagnose or treat any clinical symptoms.

The role will be a core part of an identified mental health team. The role includes some administrative duties, including recording on electronic patient records. There will be an element of liaising with services, groups, individuals and agencies external to the NHS.

There are some very limited opportunities to book a slot for support in completing this application, these must be booked in advance via email to: or by text message to 0755 749 8007.

The role may have changes made to it as it is a new role for the Trust. The Trust is undergoing Transformation work across the organisation, this may or may not have some impact on these roles. All changes that affect services will include consultation with staff. Applicants should bear this in mind.

"Recovery is about building a meaningful and satisfying life, as defined by the person themselves, whether or not there are ongoing symptoms or problems"(Laurie Davidson, Recovery Devon)

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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.

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