Peer Support Worker (Enablement Service)
Full and Part Time roles available – willing to consider various hours, shift patterns will include some evening and weekend work.
£18,637 per annum, pro rata
Based: Solihull City Centre
Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. We have a positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support.
Everything about MHM is people focused, our people are central to delivering the highest quality of service and care to our clients and service users. Working in partnership with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, our new service, Mental Health Community Enablement Services, will provide early intervention for people living with co-existing Mental Health needs and Autism to support people to be as independent as possible. This is an exciting and innovative new service and is one of the first to be delivered in England and therefore having the right staff who are enthusiastic, motivated and experienced in place is crucial.
About the role
As a Peer Support Worker within our Enablement service, you will work to support adults with co-existing Mental Health conditions and autistic traits and/or autistic diagnosis. You will work alongside our Recovery Workers and other staff, drawing directly from your own experience of autism, mental health difficulties or caring for someone who experiences autism or mental health difficulties.
You will work with our experienced team to provide practical and emotional support, allowing you to connect with people and enabling them to build self-confidence, a sense of personal wellbeing, build their own networks and engage with their family, friends and communities. Your work will include supporting people to achieve their own recovery goals in a personalised non-judgement way.
Responsibilities will include:
- To support clients and Recovery Workers to create collaborative plans which identify the client’s goals and steps they wish to take to achieve them.
- To work alongside the client through their journey to achieve their personal goals
- To work with people in a face to face, virtual and telephone-based way to offer responsive support
- To support clients to access statutory support including psychological interventions.
- To develop and maintain a good working knowledge of community resources and partner organisations to signpost clients and to promote social inclusion.
- To encourage clients to engage positively in the wider community and to signpost to partner agencies as required.
Experience or knowledge of community mental health services is essential whether through lived experience or work. You will have experience of comminating with people with autism or mental health in a supportive and beneficial way and be able to demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude.
You will be able to demonstrate careful listening and a non-judgemental attitude working with people to understand their needs and aspirations.
You will be able to support people’s self-management (that is, the actions people can do to take care of themselves and gain control over their own lives) and be able to place the person at the heart of their own support, working alongside them to achieve their goals.
What we offer
At MHM not only can you expect a competitive salary, generous annual leave and pension entitlement, you can also expect to be supported in your ongoing personal and professional development. In addition, you will work with people who are passionate about supporting individuals in their day to day lives.
In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, 25 days annual leave per annum, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.
Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.
All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.
MHM is an Equal Opportunities Employer.