City of Bristol

£20,344 - £24,799 per year

Permanent, Full-time

ATR 150

About the organisation

DHI is an award-winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to the richness... Read more

Job Description

The Role

Do you have DHI’s Values?



Zest for life

Could you be DHI’s next Peer Co –ordinator? This is a very busy and varied and rewarding role and the main aim will be to take a lead on the recruitment, training and support of our peers in Bristol. You will work closely with the community and workforce development co ordinator in each of DHI locations. You will contribute to the workforces training needs analysis, planning and delivery to ensure DHI have a competent , responsive recovery orientated and skilled workforces in which our peers play such an important role in supporting our service users.

Day to Day Responsibilities

Operational Duties

  • To support the development of the Recovery Orientated Alcohol & Drugs Service (ROADS) in Bristol, ensuring that all service users accessing treatment receive a prompt, effective, well-coordinated peer response
  • To maintain an active presence within partner organisations and work to embed learning across the local system, in line with DHI’s ethos.

  • To work co-operatively with host organisations to ensure the effective delivery of the service across Bristol, and identify new hosts where appropriate

Personal Performance

  • To perform as part of the DHI team, attending and participating in regular team meetings, attend appropriate training courses and participate in skills sharing sessions within the team.

  • To work within, and contribute positively to, an appropriate culture of established values and expectations embracing and implementing change.

  • To work collaboratively, creatively and flexibly, to empower, challenge and change service users.

Monitoring and Administration

  • To record all documentation and case-notes to a high standard and within required time frames.

  • To comply with organisational and contractual data collection procedures and reporting requirements.

  • To ensure data completeness in relation to key performance targets so that monitoring and reporting is completed on time and to the required quality standards.

To excel in this role, you will need:

  • A solution focussed approach to work and experience of working with clients with a range of health and social care needs, specifically in the fields of homelessness, mental health, substance addiction and/or offending

  • Ability to manage a caseload and experience of assessing, risk assessing and support planning with individuals.

  • Knowledge and experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders to meet client needs

  • Commitment to Adult and Child Safeguarding principles and procedures

  • Previous experience of working with or supporting peers and/or volunteers and able to demonstrate that you have the skills to build good relationships and able to negotiate.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including ability to persuade and present clearly to a range of stakeholders including community groups, staff, peers and external agencies.

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with good level of understanding in Word, Excel and databases