Rochdale, Greater Manchester
£19,583 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Closing date for applications Wednesday 10th Nov 2021 at midnight.
Shortlisting Thursday 11th Nov 2021.
Interviews to be held Monday 15th Nov 2021.

The Mental Health Peer Support Worker will use lived experience and knowledge, acquired through their own experiences of mental health issues and care services, to give people facing similar challenges in the Rochdale Borough the right level of support and respect. This is a full-time position however we will also consider job share.

The role requires someone who will draw directly on their own lived experiences of mental health issues (or caring for someone else who is experiencing such issues) to give a unique form of support and encouragement to those experiencing mental health issues.

Main duties:

  • Representing the voice of lived experience within community organisations, including the Rochdale and District Mind team, and advising colleagues in team case discussions.
  • Supporting people who have anxieties around engaging with services, helping people to navigate care and think about their preferences and options.
  • Facilitating peer-led support groups and promoting peer opportunities within community settings, including Rochdale and District Mind.
  • Assisting with shaping culture, practice and new ideas for services within the community, based on lived experiences.
  • Supporting individuals who use mental health and emotional wellbeing services, including Rochdale and District Mind’s services, promoting their rights and acting as a facilitator, connector and/or navigator for the person they support. 
More about Rochdale and District Mind
Rochdale and District Mind

We are Rochdale and District Mind A local charity and membership organisation. We provide a range of services to supp... Read more

Refreshed on: 30 October 2021
Closed date: 10 November 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.