Bury, Greater Manchester
£33,280 per year FTE
Contract, 12 month contract, with the potential for this to be extended if the service is recommissioned, Part-time
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Peer Group Coordinator

Bury Involvement Group (BIG) in Mental Health is an independent charity run by, and for, people with personal experience of mental and emotional distress, with the purpose to build a healing and compassionate community for those in need of sanctuary and support. BIG is commissioned to provide the Bury Peer Led Crisis Service (BPLCS), a crisis service supporting adults in mental health crisis in Bury. BIG also delivers a Welcome Home Scheme (WHS), which supports people to transition from the mental health inpatient unit back into the community. We are excited to have secured funding allowing us to further develop and expand the current service. We are seeking a person with personal experience of mental and emotional distress to join our team as Peer Group Coordinator.   

As Peer Group Coordinator you will be responsible for the day to day provision of the BIG’s community based peer support service, ensuring its smooth and effective functioning. You will line manage personnel and volunteers within the service, ensuring there is appropriate support to enable them to perform their duties, whilst supporting their development. You will work alongside the senior management team to support the evaluation and development of the service. You will be responsible for developing our drop-in community offer, whilst ensuring this service is aligned to our crisis and welcome home schemes. You will provide therapeutic face to face, and occasional telephone support, through a mutual negotiation of the visitor’s needs, within the service.

We wish to recruit someone with personal experience of mental distress and substantial experience of working with people with mental health problems. This must include experience of working with people at risk of suicide and self-harm. We are looking for someone with a great combination of skills. You will need to have proven experience of managing and leading a team or service, and great therapeutic skills with the ability to support and develop a team. Your high level of experience and understanding of community-based mental health needs will enable you to advise and guide the team and support the development of the service.

You’ll be joining a team which is friendly, supportive, and committed to our mission of empowering adults with mental health conditions towards recovery and improved quality of life. You will be integral to the continued development of a well-respected local mental health charity that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

  • 22 hours a week
  • £33,280.00 FTE
  • 12 month fixed term contract. With the option of this being extended beyond this date, dependent on the long term commissioning of the project.
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 19 days (plus 3 bank Holidays)
  • Supportive induction, including training, alongside a training budget
  • Regular Clinical Supervision with a counselling psychologist to support professional development, paid for by the organisation
  • Closing Date Monday 24th January 2022
  • Interviews week commencing 24th January 2022
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Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closed date: 24 January 2022
Tags: Support Worker, Practitioner

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