Peer Education Practitioner - Resilience
Fixed Term Contract - Up to 7 Months
Part Time – 12 to 24 Hours per Week (Negotiable)
Resilience Service – A Peer Education Role Supporting young people with Relationships, Sexual Health and Substance Misuse in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
About Resilience Service: Resilience supports young people any age under 25, around Relationships (with others and with self), Sexual Health and Substance Misuse. This is in the form of delivering educational workshops, attending various events and gaining referrals for 1-1 support within specialists within our team.
In this unique role, candidates will take on the workshop delivery aspect and offer information on topics such as consent, healthy relationships, the impact relationships have on wellbeing, body image, signs of substance misuse and healthy coping strategies. These workshops will mostly take place at a variety of youth clubs within the borough. Candidates may also be present at events by running stalls, to spread awareness and undertake promotion of the Resilience service, which can signpost young people into more in-depth specialist support.
A big part of the role involves raising awareness and promotion, combating stigma and providing factual insights including the current laws around sexual health and substances. For this reason, the candidate will ideally be digitally savvy with the confidence to contribute to our digital campaign and promote positive health messages on social media such as Instagram.
The Ideal Candidate
It is vital the candidate demonstrates emotional maturity, knowledge and resilience when it comes to talking about sensitive topics. Be able to actively challenge stigma associated with sexual health, substance use and mental health; as well as holding a passion and value for improving the lives of other young people.
You’ll need to be an active learner and committed to attend all mandatory training in order to deliver on this role. You will need to be literate, have the skills to multi-task and be able to bring a naturally positive disposition to our team. The ideal candidate would also have knowledge of substance misuse issues which affects young people. Training will be provided and the role will require further development, as you will be required to educate and support other young people.
Why Turning Point?
As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.
Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.
We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.
Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.
What Benefits Will I Receive?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
- Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
- 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
- Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
- Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
- Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
- Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.