Peer Support Worker (Bank)
Our crisis support service, known as Haven, offers a calm and friendly alternative to A&E for people in mental distress 365 days a year. It is available to people who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven. Haven is a non-clinical, supportive environment designed to help people in crisis stay safe, work through and understand their feelings, and then support them to access the support they need going forward. We run this service in partnership with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Metropolitan District Council.
We are looking for bank Peer Support Workers to help deliver the service when we need additional staff cover. The role of Peer Support Worker within Haven is to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. As an integral and highly valued member of the multi-disciplinary team, Peer Support Workers provide practical assistance to clients in order for them to regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process. They promote choice, self-determination and opportunities for the fulfilment of socially valued roles and connection to local communities.
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Job Title: Peer Support Worker (Bank)
Location: The Cellar Trust, Farfield Road, Shipley, BD18 4QP/homeworking (see below)
Responsible to: Senior Peer Support Workers
Hours of work: Variable to cover staff absence. Working on a rota basis including weekends and bank holidays to cover a 365 day service. Shifts either 9am-5pm or 10am – 6pm
Salary: £11.75 per hour
Contract: Worker Agreement (no contract of employment). Work will be offered to you on an “ad hoc” basis as and when there is a requirement for work to be done. You are free to accept or decline such offers of work. You are not guaranteed continuous work and we are under no obligation to offer you further or particular periods of work. We will review your status as bank worker every 12 months. If you are still an active bank member, you will be asked to confirm if you wish to continue being offered shifts and we will request evidence of updated training where necessary.
Informal enquiries: David Grant-Roberts (Crisis and Specialist Support Lead) on 01274 486474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to: Stephen Whiting (HR Administration): email@example.com
Closing dates: Quarterly recruitment (31st October 2020; 31st January 2021; 30th April 2021; 31st July 2021)
Interview date: Variable (quarterly)
Please ensure that you complete the Criminal Conviction Disclosure Form and Equal opportunities Monitoring form along with your Job Application Form and return both by the deadline.
Please send your completed application, disclosure and monitoring forms to firstname.lastname@example.org