Peer Support Worker

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
M15 4HA
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust £ 19.737 - 21.142 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 19.737 - 21.142 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Closes
18 Aug 2021

Job Description

Main duties of the job

The role of Peer Support Worker has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of mental health or a dual diagnosis such as mental health and substance misuse / Learning Difficulties / Autism to support others who may benefit from peer support in addition to other treatment and interventions. There is growing evidence that peer support reduces the need for individuals to access crisis and inpatient services.

The Peer Support Worker will act as a role model, mentor and ambassador for living well and:
  • Support and promote recovery from mental health.
  • Inspire individuals to achieve their aspirations/goals.
  • Value experiential learning alongside other people.
  • Focus on strengths rather than deficits.
  • Foster collaboration between those who need support and those who support them.
  • Enable and promote autonomy and self-management.

  • Demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' and their carers and have a clear understanding of professional boundaries.


Working for our organisation

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as 'Outstanding'

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • To act as a positive role model to those people using our services and your colleagues, demonstrating GMMH values during the course of your work.
  • To establish supportive and respectful relationships with people using our services within professional boundaries.
  • To assist those people using our services to identify their strengths, personal interests and goals, drawing on your mutual resources as peers and utilising a range of recovery tools, techniques and experience.
  • To model personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and hopefulness via the telling of own recovery story to inspire and instil confidence in peers.
  • To share and promote coping, self-help and self-management techniques within the peer relationship.
  • To support service users to identify and overcome fears and within a relationship of empathy, trust and honesty, challenge negative self-talk and self-stigmatisation.
  • Act as a positive role model showing professional and caring attitudes and behaviour towards other multi-disciplinary team members, partners, service users and carers.
  • To liaise with carers, other health professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies to enable the recovery needs of people using our services.
  • To accompany service users to appointments/meetings of their choice and perform a range of practical tasks, aligned to recovery goals and promote choice at all times.
  • To facilitate access to community groups and networks that enable service users to participate in community activities, in order to maximise opportunities for taking on socially valued roles and positive identity. .
  • To integrate and work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team using own initiative, personal experience and job related training in deciding on the approach and interventions required when working with a service user in delivering peer support.
  • Develop and facilitate therapeutic groupwork.
  • Ensure that patient health records are maintained in accordance with national and organisational policies and within the scope of the Peer Support Workers responsibility.
  • Ensure that your peers recovery goals are integrated into the Trusts record keeping process and are reviewed on a regular basis, liaising closely with care co-ordinators as necessary.
  • To receive and contribute to daily handovers and clinical records to ensure continuity of care for service users and to ensure their safety.
  • To actively participate in regular line management and clinical supervision including recovery focused group supervision and to identify personal developmental needs.
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Job Details

Peer Support Worker

Manchester, Greater Manchester, Englandd Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust
Pay
£ 19.737 - 21.142 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
18 Aug 2021

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