You already have experience in the mental health field, and/or working with vulnerable adults, plus a good understanding of service user development. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Peer Support Coordinator.
The team at our Hammersmith and Fulham Wellbeing Service help people living with mental health problems to develop a sense of independence, purpose and fulfillment and gain the skills they need to return to work or training. Your challenge will be to recruit and support peer mentors and develop and co-ordinate peer support networks that will empower service users to improve and sustain their mental health and wellbeing. We’ll also rely on you to oversee the development and delivery of Peer Mentor groups and activities in and around the local community and take responsibility for each group’s location, including securing venues and completing risk assessments when necessary. And, when it comes to contributing to the development of organisational policies and procedures or attending networking events and community meetings to promote the service, recruit volunteers and induct service users, again, we’ll rely on you.
As well as proven relevant experience, you’ll need a good problem solving and decision-making skills and the ability to prioritise and plan your work. You’ll also need the communication skills it takes to establish effective working relationships and consult, liaise and collaborate with colleagues and a wide range of organisations. Self-motivated, flexible about working hours and calm under pressure, an understanding of peer support and/or experience of implementing new services, recruiting volunteers or completing risk assessments would be useful. However, this is not as important as your proficiency using office IT, desire to develop and willingness to attend training sessions when required.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone? Apply now via our website.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.