Job Title: Parents in Mind Peer Support Co-ordinator
Salary: £22,000 FTE
Hours: 28 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 28th June 2024
We are looking for a talented individual to join the brand new NCT Parents in Mind East Sussex team, coordinating the delivery of the perinatal mental health peer support across the area – initially until the end of June 2024, but with the possibility of extension, subject to funding. This role is home-based but will include regular meetings (sometimes at short notice) across East Sussex – specifically the Hastings, Eastbourne, Newhaven areas - so the ability to travel and a flexible approach to working are essential. The post will be for 28 hours per week.
The post holder will use their excellent listening skills, sensitivity and empathy to refer service users into the peer support service, making sure we are the right fit for their needs, and if so, matching them with our fabulous team of volunteer peer supporters. The project co-ordinator will also monitor and take feedback on the experiences of the clients in our care, and support those who feel they need additional/alternative support into other local services.
You must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to quickly create rapport with volunteers, service users, NCT practitioners and a range of staff from local services. An understanding of mental health support is also essential to the post. This is a complex project, so you must be able to confidently prioritise your own work, be highly organised and able to work independently. The post holder will be an ambassador for the service across the locality, so outstanding relationship building skills are vital. Good IT skills will also be required – including use of Outlook, Word and Excel. Ideally you will also have the skills to be able to engage with parents via social media.
It is essential for this post that you are, or undertake the training to become, a Parents in Mind peer supporter. This training requires lived experience/close support of another who has experienced mental health difficulties during the transition to parenthood, and the accredited training would be undertaken in addition to your paid hours.
We are taking positive action to increase diversity throughout our organisation, at all levels, and to nurture a culture of inclusion for all our people and the parents and families that we support. More details about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion action can be found here.
We are committed to zero discrimination both internally and externally regardless of visible or invisible difference such as sex, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, religion or belief, gender identity, economic class, marital/civil partnership, family status including single parents, socio-economic background and pregnancy and maternity. We provide reasonable adjustments and are committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment process.
We welcome and actively encourage applications from all candidates including those from under-represented groups within NCT such as individuals from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ people and people with a disability.
Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 14th July.
Interviews will take place via Zoom on Monday 18th July.
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