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Hertfordshire Mind Network
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£17,335 - £19,007 pa, pro rata, depending on skills and experience plus outer London weighting of £572 pa
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Hertfordshire Mind Network
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ware, Hertfordshire
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
£17,335 - £19,007 pa, pro rata, depending on skills and experience plus outer London weighting of £572 pa
Contract, Part-time
Job description

The Peer Support Workers (PSW) are an integral part of the team and play a key role in delivering a range of peer support core services across Herts Mind Network.

Job Title: Peer Support Worker (PSW)
Salary Grade: £17,335 – £19,007 pa, pro rata, based on a 37.5 hour full time post depending on skills and experience plus outer London weighting of £572 pa  
Responsible to: Quadrant Leader
No. of Hours: 24 hours per week  
Duration: One Year Fixed Term Contract
Main Base/s: We are looking for 2 positions, one based in Dacorum Wellbeing Centre, Hemel Hempstead and the other position to be split between our Bishop’s Stortford Wellbeing Centre and our Ware Wellbeing Centre. (There may be some travel outside of these areas

  1. Due to social distancing as a consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this post will require PSW’s to carry out remote peer support sessions to clients.
  2. Centres are Covid secure and there will be some return to offices, according to Government guidelines. 
  3. We are providing limited, socially distanced support to clients in our centres, as a consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

To work with the team to offer 1-1 peer support to anyone accessing HMN services embedding a recovery orientated approach to all aspects of the role and responsibilities. The Recovery approach includes empathy, warmth, acceptance, authenticity, compassion and humanity. Peer Support is based on the recognition that there is no better person to support the path towards recovery than someone who has walked the same path as that person and can share experience.

Accountability/Tasks

  • To establish a supportive and respectful relationship with service users and/or carers
  • To consider each person as an individual
  • To work with and empower service users and carers
  • To provide peer support and practical assistance to service users in order for them to regain and maintain control over their lives
  • To engage with service users and to show empathy, share experience, inspire hope and promote recovery
  • To focus on the day to day support needs of service users, encourage self-managed care and assessment of their own needs
  • To support individuals to identify their own achievable and realistic goals and agree objectives to aid recovery
  • To use personal experience to introduce a range of recovery tools, techniques and interventions
  • Develop coping, self-help and self-management techniques within the peer relationship.
  • Support service users to identify and overcome fears and within a positive relationship challenge negative self-talk using solution focussed techniques.
  • Support people to access community groups that enable service users and /or carers to participate in local community activities and maintain their independence
  • Accompany service users and/or carers to appointments/meetings
  • Act as a positive role model to service users and/or carers.
  • Work in a way that acknowledges the personal, social, cultural and spiritual strengths and needs of the individual. 
  • To respond to requests for advice, support and information and signpost/refer on where appropriate
  • To involve service users in every aspect of the service
  • To maintain up to date knowledge of local opportunities for people to access
  • At all times to carry out every aspect of your duties to the highest standard with due regard to Hertfordshire Mind policies and procedures including the Equalities statement.
  • Undertake other duties as may be reasonably determined by the CEO or Head of Services.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 21 October 2020 by 10am.
Interviews shall take place on Wednesday 28 October 2020 using Microsoft Teams.

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please click ‘Apply’ to be redirected to our website, where you can download the Job Description and find further details on how to submit your application. 

Hertfordshire Mind Network is an Equal Opportunity and Mindful Employer.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 08 October 2020
Closing date: 21 October 2020
Job ref: 157060_MD
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