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Sutton, Greater London 9.94 miles
£27,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Community Mental Health Peer Support Worker

Community based work across the Sutton borough, and at the Age UK Sutton Offices, 1 Carshalton Road, Sutton SM1 4LE. The role requires frequent working and attendance at Community Mental MDT and delivery team meetings, held either virtually or at the Community Mental Health Team Offices, Wallington.

Age UK Sutton has been commissioned by SW London St Georges Mental Health Trust as part of their Community Mental Health Transformation Programme, to provide peer support for people over 50, who are currently accessing mental health support or have done so in the past.

The aim of the service is to support clients through peer support for early intervention, help avoid crisis or deterioration, but also as a step down from more intensive medical support to help reintegrate with the community.

The roles based at Age UK Sutton have a focus on providing peer support services for older people (50+). 

You will be working with people over the age of 50, with enduring and / or severe mental health problems and who may be less likely to approach mental health services, understand that there is a mental health concern, or generally are less well served by mental health services. In playing this focused role in a larger programme, you will have the opportunity to share and draw on experience and knowledge from a wider group of Peer Support Officers across the partnership.

A key aspect of this new service is that staff use their own experience of mental health difficulties (for example through lived experience, either personal or professional, or caring for someone with mental health difficulties). You will work collaboratively with people within the service to offer emotional and practical support towards goals that are defined by the person, focusing on the person’s strengths and personal resources. 

The peer group service will offer short term facilitated group peer support programmes, to enable clients to develop their own peer support networks and work on strategies to improve ability to manage their condition.  The 1-2-1 aspect of the service will provide enhanced support to participants who need and want this.

This role will lead Age UK Sutton’s part of the service, conducting client triage and needs assessment, personally providing 1-2-1 support to older people regarding their mental health support needs and line manage a Peer Support Worker who will run group work. 

Age UK Sutton is an independent local charity based in the South West London Borough of Sutton. 

This role will report to the Head of Integrated Health Services. 

The full role profile and person specification can be found inside the job pack.  You can download this job pack by clicking on the link under "job attachments" in the grey box on the right hand side of the vacancies page. 

How to apply
Apply through our Hireful careers page submitting a CV, and supporting statement which will give you the opportunity to show how you meet the person specification. You can find the full role profile and person specification in the job pack. Please note that CVs without a supporting statement will not be considered. 

Candidates are warmly invited to arrange an informal discussion with the recruiting manager before submitting their application. This can be arranged by contacting Charlotte Butcher, Business Support Officer: 

Closing date: Midnight Monday 3 January 2022 

Interviews: Thursday 6th, Friday 7th or Monday 10th January

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Posted on: 26 November 2021
Closing date: 26 December 2021
Tags: Support Worker
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