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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2022.

Peer Support Project Worker

Job Reference: 378-CK1338

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 CAL Perinatal Mental Health - 228025
£20,330 to £21,777 pa pro rata

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Perinatal Peer Support Worker 3 x 37.5hrs

We have 3 posts available- 2 in Barnsley and 1 in Calderdale. We are able to consider part time applications but not less than 30hrs. We also welcome applications from people from diverse communities. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Perinatal Mental Health Team following a successful bid to expand our team. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with lived experience of Perinatal Mental Health illness to be involved in delivering peer support to help women referred to us providing peer-based interventions. The role will involve working with service users in their own home, carers, Trust staff, community groups and organisations.

You will have good interpersonal skills as the role involves building strong trusting relationships with women and their families during a critical time in their lives. Ideally you should have experience of supporting the development of peer-led or co-produced groups and projects.

Please note this post is only open to applications from women who have lived perinatal mental health illness experience – i.e. experienced mental illness during pregnancy or following child birth.

All applicants must have excellent communication skills and confidence and enthusiasm for working with perinatal partner agencies in networks that extend beyond traditional specialist mental health boundaries. 

The service operates Monday-Friday; 9.00am-5.00pm however successful applicants would be expected to have the flexibility to work occasional extended hours to facilitate service effectiveness.

For further details contact Claire Lowe Perinatal Service Manager by emailing

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644072.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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