Saint Helens, Merseyside (Hybrid)
£8,411.30 per year
Contract, FTC ends 31/03/2023, Part-time
Job description

We are looking for a talented individual to support our Service Delivery Manager, to deliver our Parents in Mind perinatal mental health peer support, across St Helens – initially until the end of March 2023, but with the possibility of extension, subject to funding.  This role is home-based but will require travel (sometimes at short notice) across the St Helens area, so easy access to transport and a flexible approach to working are essential. The post will be for 19 hours per week, on a term-time only basis.


About you

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 pathways is also essential to the post. This is a complex project and covers multiple locations, so you must be able to confidently prioritise your own work, be highly organised and able to work independently. In this largely pastoral role, the core of the work will be ensuring Parents in Mind peer supporters are able to provide service users with safe, well-informed and reliable support, 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. Please see the job description for further details.


Closing date: 23:30 on Thursday 4th August

Interviews will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 10th August



About NCT

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 on our website.


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, 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. 

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Posted on: 25 July 2022
Closed date: 04 August 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Volunteer Management, Support Worker

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