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Peer Support Worker, Band 3

Job Reference: 184-PSW.19

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Community Mental Health
Various - see advert text for more details
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

Do you have personal lived experience of mental health recovery?

Do you value working positively with others to help them with their recovery?

If so, we’d love you to join us!

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are committed to delivering quality mental health services based on the needs of the people who use our services. Every individual can make a valuable contribution to this aspiration and we are seeking people with lived experience of mental ill health to join us in our work.

As a Peer Support Worker, you will be an expert by experience through your own journey of recovery, you will be working within a multidisciplinary team and you will be supporting adults of working age going through periods of mental health crisis.

The role will require you to draw on your own experiences of recovery to inspire hope in others that recovery is possible. You will be given training on the most effective ways to do this.

It is essential that you have past lived experience of mental illness and are now stable in your recovery. You will receive sessional and day to day supervision within the team and participate collaboratively in all aspects of multidisciplinary team working for the benefit of those who need our help.

We have vacancies within the Adult Community Mental Health Teams or Home Treatment teams in the South Somerset, Taunton, Bridgwater and Mendip areas.

Interviews will be taking place on the 6th June as part of a tea and coffee afternoon, where you will be able to meet with the team managers informally prior to having an interview.

For more information please contact Paul Milverton (07979 701247) for an informal discussion about this exciting role.

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

Excellent annual leave entitlement

Relocation package – up to £8,000

Enhanced rates of pay

NHS Pension Scheme

Free parking on most of our sites

NHS discounts

Training and development

Flexible working

Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff

For more information please contact the recruitment team on 01278 432008.

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the Somerset Partnership to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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.

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