Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,235 pro-rata
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders with travel within the area
  • Closing 29th May 2020

  • Advertised from 30th April 2020
  • 17.5 hrs pw (50% WTE). Fixed term 3 years.


Join us to establish a new set of support services that can make a real difference to the lives of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Survivors Unite seeks to facilitate the recovery of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. We offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and group based peer support. We have recently secured funding from the Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland to enable us to develop the Safe Oaks Project and we are seeking to fill a number of new posts.

We are looking for a peer support worker who will be a role model, mentor and facilitator. You will be expected to use your personal lived experience of recovery from the traumatic impacts childhood sexual abuse as well as acquired theoretical knowledge relating to psychological trauma and its impact. You will provide support to peers at different phases of their recovery according to personally identified goals.

Job requirements

The successful candidate will bring personal experience of recovery from the impacts of childhood sexual abuse and will have a theoretical understanding of complex trauma and the health impacts. You will have experience of working in a supportive and enabling role and be able to demonstrate you can establish an emotionally supportive relationship with those support.

Application notes

If you would like further information about the post, please contact: Amanda Erskine on 07921 058675

Closing date for return of applications is Friday 29th May to:

Interview arrangements will be held as soon as possible, subject to COVID restrictions.