Safe haven mental health peer support workers

Safe haven

We have a vacancy for a mental health peer support worker in our new safe haven service

Mental health peer support workers 

Worthing Pathfinder Safe Haven  

There are a number of roles available – Opportunities for PT and FT working  

£9 per hour  = £17,550 FT for 37.5hrs per week  

We are setting up an exciting new evening and weekend service in central Worthing and are looking for enthusiastic and resilient peer support workers to play a vital role in the delivery of the service.   

The service will provide a safe and supportive out-of-hours service specifically aimed at individuals who are struggling to cope when other mental health services are not available. This will include individuals where regular or frequent mental health crises are a feature of their on-going mental health needs and where having a Safe Haven which they can choose to attend when they need to will help to prevent the need to access NHS urgent care.  The service will operate 46 hours per week from 6-11pm on week-days and 12noon - 11pm at weekends. 

As a peer support worker you will support the provision of a safe and supportive environment and help individuals using the service achieve their immediate support goals. To apply you will need to have lived experience of having mental health problems and using mental health services and have undertaken a peer mentor or some other kind of recognized health or social care qualification or training.  You will need to be able to show that you have good verbal and written communication skills and good knowledge of mental health self-care and management strategies. You will also need to evidence your own self-care skills and the ability to be resilient in a challenging work environment. 

Please read the service briefing for applicants before applying and be clear on your application the hours you wish to work and to be considered for. 

The closing date for applications is 09-00am on Monday 9th December 2019.

Interviews will be on 17th & 18th December 2019.  

Please email completed applications to:  recruitment@westsussexmind.org 

Key service information for applicants

Application form

Guidance for applicants

Monitoring form

Job description and person specification

 


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