Peer Support Worker - Expeerience Counts, North Lanarkshire

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required
  • Closing 20th November 2019


  • Advertised from 7th November 2019
  • 20 hours per week. Fixed term until March 2020.

Role

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, 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.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH’s Peer Support Service introduces a new approach to working with people living in North Lanarkshire experiencing and recovering from mental health issues; focusing on individuals’ recovery through self-management and accessing naturally occurring resources in their communities.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Worker, with appropriate skills experience and motivation who have their own lived experience of mental health issues and personal recovery.

The central aspect of the Peer Support Workers’ role will be developing effective and mutually empowering relationships with individuals. The relationship which will be negotiated by both parties will have a clearly stated focus and reason. Peer Support Workers will share their personal experiences in an intentional and professional way to empower individuals, instil confidence, trust and hope. Facilitated Group Work will also form a central aspect of the Peer Support Service. You will be required to support service users to self manage their mental health. As this post will involve travel across various locations access to your own transport is desirable.

Application notes

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, Wednesday 20th November 2019

Interviews will be held on Friday 13th December 2019.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our websit: 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.