Peer Support worker/ Lived Experience Trainer
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust
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We are recruiting for a Peer Support worker/ Lived Experience Trainer to work for our Trust on a part or full time basis.We have up to two positions available, working between hours of Monday to Friday 9-5. Total hours available up to 37.5 hours per week.
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of our Wellbeing college team. The North Staffs Wellbeing College offers a range of co-produced workshops in the community to anyone over 18 years living in the Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire area.
To be successful, you will have lived experience of mental distress and/or accessing Mental health services yourself and have experience in a paid or volunteer mental health support role.
The role will be to co-produce and co-facilitate wellbeing workshops across North Staffordshire and Stoke. There will be opportunities to work alongside our community partners and Trust clinical teams and to support our students individual learning and recovery journeys.
Main duties of the job
- To use own lived experience and recovery journey to support others in their recovery journey.
- To deliver our quality values of Hope, Opportunity and control through all contacts and conversations.
- To coproduce workshop content and co facilitate workshops in community or inpatient settings.
- To provide support to our NHS volunteers and junior peer support workers.
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is a leading provider of mental health, social care, learning disability and substance misuse services in the West Midlands.
We are a forward-thinking Trust and are extremely proud to have attained the highest possible rating of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), one of only two specialist Mental Health Trusts in England to be awarded this.
We are also delighted to have won the prestigious award of 'Trust of the Year' at the national Health Service Journal Awards 2022, the only mental health Trust to have won this so far.
Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it' and the way we do inclusion is no exception. As a 'Disability Confident Employer', we very much believe that inclusion is something that you feel when you work at the Trust and we are continuously developing our culture of inclusion. Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.
As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:
Proud to CARE:
Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.
Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open
Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions
Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving
- To establish a supportive and respectful relationship with service users, sharing own narratives to raise aspirations to achieve individual defined goals.
- To work in direct contact with service users on a 1:1 and in group settings as agreed with team supervisor and team manager.
- To maintain professional boundaries within the context of the working relationship.
- To help individuals to identify their own achievable and meaningful recovery goals through the use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures.
- To support the coproduction and co facilitation of groups to which enable Service users recovery journeys.
- Raise awareness of recovery language among Trust staff by modelling positive, strengths based, non-discriminatory working, and avoiding the use of labels and jargon in all areas of work.
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