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JOB VACANCY

Peer Support Worker

The employing organisation for this role is Bridge Support.

 

  • £12,708 pa (based on a full-time salary of £25,416)
  • 2x part-time roles – 18.5 hours each
  • Permanent contract
  • Based in Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Some hybrid working considered, in line with policy.

Please click here for Job Description

Please click here for Person Specification

This role will work as part of an integrated team with Bridge, BLG Mind and Oxleas NHS Trust.

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind and Bridge Support are working in partnership with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the Greenwich Mental Health Hub. This will form part of the new transformation of mental health services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich under the NHS Long Term Plan. The service will bring together the expertise of local primary, secondary and voluntary sector mental health care providers with the aim of providing flexible, holistic and integrated services for adults with mental health problems.

You will draw on your personal experiences and good communication skills to coordinate and deliver recovery-orientated peer support to people with long-term mental health problems. This support will enable individuals to access community groups, attend appointments, and generally get them more involved in the community.

You will use your own lived experience to support you to build good rapport with your clients and ensure your approach is meaningful. You will need to be organised, resilient and empathetic in supporting clients to achieve their goals.

The role will involve:

  • Working with a small caseload of clients to provide recovery-orientated peer support to adults with mental health problems
  • Collaborative working with all partners involved in the Mental Health Hub
  • Commitment to regular training and supervision
  • Effective contribution to the development and continuous improvement of the service

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date: 22nd October.

Shortlisting will take place 23rd/24th October with Interviews taking place on the week commencing October 30th.

You can apply for this role by completing a supporting statement on stating why you think you are suitable for the role send it to vacancies@bridgesupport.org by the closing date.

Bridge Support began in 1986 and has grown into the main service provider for mental health in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with a current workforce of 130 staff. We work with several strategically selected partners to support people with long-term mental health problems by providing the framework they need to work towards independent living. Our aim is for every person to be able to enjoy the freedoms, opportunities, and pleasures that most people take for granted. 

BLG Mind is a local Mind with a diverse workforce of over 400 staff and volunteers, working to support people with mental health problems and dementia in the boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich. Read about the benefits of working for us.

Inclusion is one of our core values. We welcome all applicants, including those with lived experience of mental health problems. We particularly encourage applications from:

  • People from culturally diverse communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Under 25s

 

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