Peer Support Worker | Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
|Posting date:||10 July 2020|
|Additional salary information:||£19,737 - £21,142 pa pro rata inc|
|Closing date:||09 August 2020|
|Location:||Dartford, DA2 6PB|
|Company:||Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust|
2 posts available for 18.75 hours each
Do you have a passion for recovery focused care, which is underpinned by our trust values of respect, openness, accountability, working together, innovation and excellence?
Our Peer Support Workforce is expanding and we are looking to recruit Peer Support workers to work alongside our locality peer leads in our Acute Inpatient Mental Health Units. The main purpose of this role is to support service users to establish greater control over their lives, helping to identify aspects of life that give meaning, hope, value and purpose whilst recognising that each individual’s recovery is a distinctive and deeply personal process.
We actively encourage applications from people with lived experience of mental illness, who have used inpatient services. We are looking for individuals who have experience of working and living with mental illness and importantly are able to engage and work with people in a practical way that enables the recovery of others. To establish and maintain effective liaison/communication with service users, ensure that service user’s feedback indicates the service is responsive to their needs and is a positive experience. Support individuals within the service to engage in their recovery.
You will be integrated into the Occupational Therapy Team and be part of an innovative model of care, which places therapy at its core? Our team works to promotes person centred care by focusing on recovery, through the provision of multidisciplinary team working to increase therapeutic activity and psychological approaches.
This position would suit someone with a keen interest in working in the mental health field, who would like to use their own mental health journey to support others. You will need to have good team working skills and the ability to communicate effetely with both staff and service users.
KMPT can offer you both professional and clinical development opportunities, in addition to regular supervision, appraisals and personal development planning. We also support continual development through our professional/clinical forums and internal networks and have good links with the local universities. As well as relocation packages, London fringe allowance and staff benefits and discounts.
This advert closes on Thursday 23 Jul 2020
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