We’re a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We’re looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.
We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.
Peer Support Worker (Lived Experience)
Peer Support Worker- Worthing Early Intervention in Psychosis Service
Job Type: Permanent
Working pattern: 22.5 hours per week, part time
Pay Band: 3
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Worthing Early Intervention in Psychosis Team (part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), a community based service for people aged 14-65 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. As part of our ambition to deliver outstanding care we are looking to recruit a Peer Support Worker.
We are looking for an expert by experience that has lived experience of psychosis, to support the delivery of recovery focused interventions in our Early Intervention Team. As an integral and highly valued member of our multi-disciplinary team, the Peer Support Worker will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users, empowering them to regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process.
Working collaboratively alongside service users, the Peer Support Worker builds on a person’s ability, strengths and their links to social and community services. In the role you will work in partnership with multiple agencies in the community. Peer Support Workers engage with mental health service users to show empathy, share experience, inspire hope and promote recovery with the aim of assisting service users to gain and maintain independence in the community. The Peer Support Worker will assist service users in raising aspirations and developing personal goals, co-produce and co-facilitate groups and increasing individual occupational performance and participation.
Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and references.
This is a permanent position and will be 22.5 hours (three days) per week.
In return for your commitment, we offer excellent opportunities for personal development through training, supervision and appraisal. If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to hear from you.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Further details / informal visits contact
Paul Mazza (EIP Team Leader)
Telephone: 0300 304 0067