Peer Support Volunteer (Job Ref: 19694)

Position Categories: Midlands, new, Part Time, Voluntary

Location: Dudley

Salary: Voluntary Basis

Closing Date: 07 February 2018

Other Job Ref Numbers: 19694CRJ


Short Job Description:

Dudley Hub and Outreach Services is a provider of support for people with mental health needs and learning disabilities.

 

The service aims to improve and maintain the wellbeing of the people we support, as we provide our service users access to one-to-one support from a named support worker in our hubs. In addition to this we offer a timetable of wellbeing activities including art, cooking, music, gardening and mental health management sessions, and social opportunities through our network of community based groups.

 

Purpose of the role: As a Peer Support Volunteer you will work in collaboration with the Dudley Hub and Outreach Service Team in providing support to individuals aged 18+ recovering from mental illness. Peer Support Volunteers will have a lived experience of mental health needs and recovery and be able to draw upon this in a positive and educational way to help, assist and support others who themselves are commencing their own journey of recovery.

 

Peer Support Volunteers will play an integral part in the service, aiming to improve the quality of life of the people they support by promoting independence, community participation, stronger social relationships, sense of purpose, skill building, education, employment and personal safety. Through sharing wisdom from their own experiences, the Peer Support Volunteer will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. The Peer Support Volunteer will also be involved with delivering recovery workshops to their peers and will also be available for one-to-one meetings with peers if required.

 

We offer peer support specific training that is designed to equip you with the necessary skills for being a peer mentor.

 

This role is open to people who are not accessing the service with personal experience of mental ill health and ex-service users who have not accessed the service for at least six months.

 

Suggested Time Commitment: We suggest a minimum time commitment of one hour per week on either week days or weekends.

 

Applicants must submit a completed Creative Support application form which can be requested or downloaded via the listed methods. You may attach a CV if you wish to support your application but CVs alone will not be accepted. An enhanced DBS check is required, which Creative Support pays for. Creative Support is not a recruitment sourcing agency; all employees are directly employed by us. We do not accept contact from recruitment candidate sourcing/advertising agencies. Upon receipt of your application we will email you a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive this confirmation email please contact us via telephone or email. Contact information can be found on our company website. Please note applications will be shortlisted as they are received and we may contact you before the closing date to arrange an interview.


Application Instructions:

Download the full job description and application form below, print a copy and post to us (applications which are completed by typing can be emailed to us at recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk).

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.


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