Job Title: Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Reports To: Locality Team Lead/Mental Health Service Lead
Employer: Red Rose Recovery Lancashire
Number of Posts and Base:
2 x Full time posts based at Red Rose Recovery East Office, St James Old School, Accrington, working across Pennine Lancashire ICP area.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £21,000 pa
Duration: Until 31st July 2024 - beyond this is subject to the service being renewed.
Background to Red Rose Recovery
Red Rose Recovery (RRR) was established as a charity in 2012 and has become nationally recognised as a pioneering organisation in developing recovery systems and creating opportunities for people affected by substance misuse, offending behaviours and mental health. We operate across Lancashire and Cumbria and work with a wide range of partner organisations in many different settings to build accessible and inclusive pathways for personal development and recovery. 95% of our staff have personal experience of multiple disadvantage and they provide inspiration and hope to people who are still struggling to find a way forward. RRR also supports and helps co-ordinate the Lancashire User Forum which is the UK’s largest mutual aid forum and active service user group delivering community action and recovery support across the county.
Red Rose Recovery is commissioned for a number of objectives, including:
- to establish and develop recovery communities across Lancashire.
- to support people with complex, multiple needs and vulnerabilities.
The role of the Mental Health Peer Support Worker is vital to the delivery of these objectives. Following our model, you will be expected to work on both a group and a 1:1 basis with people requiring community support for their mental health needs.
Commissioned by Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, the Mental Health Integrated Community Care Transformation service will require successful applicants to work in partnership with LSCFT CMHT teams in delivering our in-house Hope and Beyond programme to both groups and individuals, either face-to-face, over the phone or online. You will be doing outreach visits in the community to support clients and assisting them to engage with other support services and advocating for them if required.
Every case will be different and each will have a unique plan with the service user at the heart of it. Through our interventions, we aim to make a positive and sustainable difference to people’s lives. We utilise the lived experience of our staff to engage with our clients in a way that some other professionals are unable to.
Asset Based Community Development is an underpinning ethos of the work of Red Rose Recovery. We look to uncover both our staff and client’s skills and abilities, building up their strengths, as opposed to always focusing on their deficits or what may be wrong in their life.
You will be expected to maintain detailed, accurate records for each client on our internal database and work towards agreed, realistic targets.
You will reach out to other services in the community, develop links and build networks that you can utilise for referral pathways and share your knowledge with colleagues within the team.
You will also be expected to be an advocate for Red Rose Recovery and The Lancashire User Forum.
To apply for these posts, you must have a lived experience of facing multiple disadvantages, in particular Mental Health issues.
We will give priority to those applicants who possess a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle during your working hours.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Richard on 07921 808 656 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the full Job Specification here: Mental Health Peer Support Worker
You can apply online directly through the website by hitting Apply Now or alternatively, you can download the application form by clicking here and once completed, please return it to email@example.com