Peer Support Worker (Mental Health Link Worker)

Peer Support Worker (Mental Health Link Worker) 

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday with some early evening availability

Salary: £21,694 per annum 

Location: Based within the community across Worcestershire 

The post holder will work directly with groups of adults and individuals experiencing common mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression in a safe, non-judgemental setting. The aim of the role is to promote greater wellbeing in group and indiviual environments, creatively enabling individuals to experience the well-researched benefits of peer support. 

You will help prepare, organise and facilitate Peer Support Groups across Worcestershire with a view to empowering people and encouraging them to grow their own wider social support networks.

The MHLW will also play a vital role in a new initiative aiming to engage more vulnerable clients with enduring mental health difficulties, offering them tailored individual support as appropriate based on identified needs. 

There is a positive emphasis upon self-help, personal growth and learning to embrace change. 

The role would suit someone who has a passionate commitment to promoting positive mental health within the community and who can confidently relate to people from all walks of life. They will require good interpersonal skills, a high level of self-awareness and will be a good listener.  

Some degree of lived experience of overcoming mental health difficulties together with a basic knowledge of group dynamics and group process would be especially useful. 

The post-holder needs to be organised, IT literate and able to input activity data regularly.  

Application Closing Date: 31 May (applications are being constantly reviewed and SWWMind reserve the right to close this deadline earlier)
Interviews: Week commencing 3 June

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Next steps: If you feel this position is right for you please apply here. 

When applying, please include the job reference number – MHLW0524.