Your experience of working in the mental health field or a similar environment has given you 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.
We need someone like you to join our crisis services in Lancashire which offer a therapeutic space for people experiencing difficulties with their mental health. We have two crisis houses based in Central and East Lancashire and three 24 hour Crisis services. Alongside this we are currently implementing an exciting new service that is set to launch May 2019, this will be Preston Haven. A number of exciting opportunities have arisen to join our new Preston Haven service.
With a wide range of skills and backgrounds, our teams take a creative approach to their work and are an integral part to the recovery journey of those who use our services. That’s where you come in. Your challenge will be to work with the Team Leader, Peer Support Volunteers and clients to develop an efficient and effective Peer Support Service. That means recruiting and supporting a network of volunteers who have used mental health services to help others on their recovery journey. It also means helping to develop organisational policies, procedures, protocols and systems to underpin the provision of peer support across the business. Identifying and implementing training, promoting the service to stakeholders and operating a fully compliant service to agreed budgets – all are aspects of this challenging role.
To succeed, you’ll need a good understanding of the Recovery and Personalisation agenda and the principles and practice on which mental health services are run. Experience of recruiting and/or supervising volunteers would be useful too, although is not essential. You must, however, have a proven ability to consult, liaise and work collaboratively with a team of colleagues and a wide range of external organisations and a flexible approach to working hours. Well-organised and self-motivated, good problem and decision-making skills are vital, as is an innate ability to cope with personal stress.
The salary for this post is £18,551.00 with progression to £19,526.00 per annum.
This is a rolling recruitment process, candidates will be shortlisted as and when they apply.
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.