Senior Peer Support Worker

We are recruiting a Senior Peer Support Worker to deliver our innovative service for the people of Bradford District and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. The Haven is a partnership between The Cellar Trust, Bradford District Foundation Care Trust and Bradford Metropolitan District Council. It supports individuals in mental distress, as an alternative place to A&E. The aim is to build individual and community resilience, and work with individuals to develop plans to help to keep them safe and well.

We are looking for an experienced Peer Support Worker to work as a senior member of our award winning Haven team with a good understanding of mental health, and a passion for empowering and supporting individuals. You will be highly motivated, proactive, resourceful and have a positive attitude with a flexible approach and excellent interpersonal and team working skills.

The Senior Peer Support Workers are a key part of the Haven service. The purpose is to deliver high quality care and support for individuals in mental distress including helping them to develop plans to build their resilience, and stay well and safe in the community. A key part of this role will also be to lead the shift and supervise other Peer Support Workers including liaising with clinical staff to ensure the smooth running of the service and managing rotas for a 365 day service. In addition, you will manage the Peer Support Volunteers.

Job Title: Senior Peer Support Worker
Location: The Cellar Trust, Farfield Road, Shipley, BD18 4QP
Responsible to: Crisis and Specialist Support Lead
Hours of work: Part time: 30 hours per week (4 days) Working on a rota basis including weekends and bank holidays to cover a 365 day service. Core hours 9am-6pm
Salary: Band 4: £19,939 – £22,434 pro rata (appointment will be at £19,939 pro rata per annum pro rata)
Contract: Permanent
Holidays: 25 days per year plus bank holidays, pro-rata
Informal enquiries: Heather Tattersall (Head of Client Services) 01274 586 474 or
Applications to: Polly Mellor (HR and Projects Manager),
Closing Date: Thursday 27 December 2018 at 11.59pm
Interview Date: Friday 04 January 2019

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