Peer Support Worker - Angel Lace
At Turning Point, we support people across England with mental health issues. We make a real difference to their lives as we introduce them to the personal, flexible and realistic support they need to improve the quality of their lives in their communities. Passionate about people, you'll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience, training and education you need to progress in your career with us.
This exciting new development within Nottingham City welcomes enthusiastic applicants to apply for this rare opportunity to be involved in shaping a brand new service that will support individuals with complex mental health needs.
Angel Lace is a supported living service that supports people who may have dual diagnoses, legal restrictions, a history of drug/and or alcohol use and complex self-harming behaviours.
People’s lives will be truly changed by you as you enable and prepare them to gain new skills and help them find ways to promote their long term recovery.
As a Peer Support Worker, you will work as part of a team to devise individually tailored support and risk management plans and ensure the smooth day to day running of the service.
Ultimately, you’ll play a vital role in helping them to gain skills and coping strategies, all while encouraging positive change and independence.
The role will require you to offer support face to face with residents in the community, individually and within group settings.
The Ideal Candidate
You will work as part of a team at Angel Lace and you must have a lived experience of mental health.
You will need excellent interpersonal communication skills. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding and empathy, providing advice and emotional support to individuals. You will have the ability to deal effectively and calmly with challenging situations.
This is a part time role working 14 hours per week.
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 Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
- 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays (pro-rata for part time position)
- Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
- 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, Groceries and Gym.
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date.