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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 3rd February 2020


  • Advertised from 17th January 2020
  • 28 hours per week.
  • CFS20/07

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to parents impacted by substance use and poor mental health and their families. You will be skilled in “getting alongside” parents with a compassionate approach, using your own lived experience of substance use or ACES to form trusting relationships, facilitating lasting, meaningful change.

The role will be varied, including 1:1 and group based supports which will see you supporting parents to engage in mutual aid meetings, attend health and wellbeing appointments, be more connected in recovery communities, feel more confident, with improved self-esteem and support more positive family relationships, amongst other tasks. You will work alongside our project workers and volunteers to deliver whole family support, focussed on helping families build stronger relationships

If you have compassion, are skilled at forming trusting relationships, dedication to making a meaningful difference, are non-judgemental and can evidence stability in your lived experience, we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be expected to have an understanding / experience of recovery orientated support and an awareness of the supports available in the Midlothian community

This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week until September 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/peer-support-worker

Closing date: Monday 3 February at noon. It is anticipated that Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11 February 2020.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st