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Peer Development Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,996 – £21,812 pro-rata
  • Fife – Linton Lane Community Centre
  • Closing 1st March 2019


  • Advertised from 14th February 2019
  • 32 hours per week. FTC Jan 2020
  • N708

Role

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

In partnership with Fife HSCP SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a one year project. The work within the community café will be peer led and will have an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.

SAMH’S peer community café are recruiting to the posts of peer community practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey.

Peer community practitioners will offer a proactive approach, working with people in communities of diversity and will have a strong people focussed values base. Peer practitioners are role models of recovery and will have responsibility for working in a professional manner that values this asset.

This is no 9-5 role and therefore we are looking to employ people who are able to work 2pm-10pm . Opening days will be Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and staff will cover these days on a rotational basis.

The Peer Development Practitioner will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual. There is an expectation that peer development practitioner will facilitate initial crisis intervention, on going resiliency , 1:1 sessions as well as group work. Offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs.

There is an expectation the peer support team will have a flexible , dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support. Peer development practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines.

The role will include working professionally with statutory & voluntary partners including 1st responders & out of hours mental health team as well as fostering /maintaining good working relationship with Linton Lane community centre and the various partners associated with the centre. Peer development practitioner will provide regular support and supervision to peer and volunteer practitioners.

Application notes

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 1st March 2019

Interviews will take place on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk.

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.