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Peer Support Worker - Nottingham Connect

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Do you have personal experience of mental health challenges and a passion for supporting others? Then this is a great opportunity to be part of an innovative service based in Nottingham city centre. You will be part of a team delivering a 12 week programme with a blended model of face to face groups, online groups and 1-1 client work. The programme incorporates elements of DBT, Emotion regulation, Mindfulness and Crisis survival skills. Full training will be given on the job with many opportunities to develop further as a Peer Support worker.

The role of a Peer Support Worker has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of mental ill health. Through sharing examples of their own experiences, Peer Support Workers will inspire hope and belief in individuals to enable them to manage during difficult or distressing situations.

Nottingham Personality Disorder Pathway is a new community based service that offers innovative and proactive support to individuals with a diagnosis of a Personality Disorder. The service delivers strengths-based and psychologically informed support using a blended method of both face to face and digital technology. A Core Therapeutic Programme involving elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mood Management is offered alongside evidence-based Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention Skills. Individuals will be supported by a team consisting of Psychology Practitioners and Peer Support Workers.

The Nottingham Connect Hub is based within Nottingham city, with the programme delivered across Nottingham, Mansfield and Ashfield.

This role is a great opportunity for someone looking to further enhance their skills and experience in a collaborative and innovative service.

Role Responsibility

Together with a team of Psychology Practitioners, you will be responsible for helping to deliver a community based, psychologically informed programme of support to individuals with a Personality disorder. You will deliver this programme using a blended approach of face to face support and accessible digital technology, both in group and 1-1 settings. You will use elements of evidence-based psychological interventions such as DBT, trauma-informed practice and relapse prevention skills to form the base of interventions and support.

As a pivotal and highly valued member of the team, the Peer Support Worker will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users, in order for them to regain control of their lives, and help them to develop their own unique skill set. The Peer Support Worker will work alongside a clinically informed Team with oversight from a dedicated Clinical Psychologist.

Part of your role will involve supporting individuals across the county, involving some travelling to community spaces to deliver group sessions.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a patient, non-judgement individual who is able to use their own experience and journey of recovery to support our service user group, in a compassionate and respectful way. We are seeking an individual who will have an understanding of Personality Disorder.

Our ideal candidate will have had experience in providing face to face support as well as experience in delivering small group sessions to a diverse population of individuals.

We are looking for a candidate who has the ability to manage a small caseload of clients. This will involve 1-1 client work, liaising with the clients mental health teams and managing and reviewing client risk levels.

Our ideal candidate has a firm grasp of Recovery Principles and is willing to complete their Accredited Peer Support Training. We are looking for an individual who is resourceful, resilient and innovative in their approach to working with individuals with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.

Team working is essential, as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside effective communication skills and a flexible and supportive approach to delivering the service provision. Our ideal candidate will be confident in assisting to facilitate group work as well as independently support individuals on a 1-1 basis.

About us

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?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
  • An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
  • Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
  • Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closing date. 

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