Peer Support Worker, Community Services Mental Health Framework (CSF)

Swindon & Gloucestershire Mind
33 days holiday (based on FTE), pension, ongoing training and development opportunities

Mental Health Peer Support Worker based in Swindon. This is a permanent post and is offered on a part time basis (17.5 hours week) on an attractive salary basis. 

We are looking for Mental Health Peer Support Workers for a new Community Services Mental Health Framework which is based across Swindon, wider Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset.

The role of a Mental Health Peer Support Worker has been developed specifically for people who have lived through experience of mental health and who are able to use their own life experience to offer empathy and understanding to others.

To encourage, inspire, motivate and support people who access the service. Working alongside the Wellbeing Practitioner and partners as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), you will assist in carrying out a comprehensive and holistic assessment and developing a safety plan to promote the person’s ability to engage with appropriate services.
Working as part of a wider team and alongside all practical mental health support networks, to help people feel in control of their lives and identify their individual recovery pathway, when looking to manage and improve overall mental health.

You will work with a team that provides initial introductions with people with mental health needs in the community, focusing on the direct needs of the individuals and working across boundaries of care, organisations and roles. It’s all about finding the next care and support, providing improved lives and positive outcomes to all individuals who need this very special care and support.

You will build links and relationships, share knowledge and outcomes with the wider mental health care partners, communicating with other professional bodies and external agencies to work together in a collaborative approach. Again, the objective is to understand and meet the needs of the individuals accessing the necessary services.

Your key aim is to have the individual’s needs at the forefront, working towards the recovery outcome and to support them to work towards their identified goals, now and in the future.
If this sounds like you, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

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