Peer Support Worker

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Jan 2020
9 Feb 2020

Job Description

Specialist Community Forensic Team (SCFT) New Pilot Community Team Peer Support Worker -Band 3 380-SCFT011 KENT AND MEDWAY NHS AND SOCIAL CARE PARTNERSHIP TRUST Forensic and Specialist Care Group Trevor Gibbens Unit Flexible hours We are looking for Peer Support Workers to be part of a ground-breaking new team, improving the lives of forensic mental health service users. Part of a pioneering programme funded by NHS England, the team will support forensic service users in the community instead of in secure hospitals. This can improve quality of life and reduce inequality, and allows hospital care costs to be reinvested into community services. Other teams in the programme have spoken of having a "genuine impact on service users' lives", and the ability to "instil hope" and "witness real life changes". This is a rare chance to be part of shaping a new service, providing opportunities to develop your skills and your career. You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team supporting the care coordinators and working closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team. As an integral and valued member of the multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide support to individuals within the service, by role modelling and using lived experience. This is a permanent role at agenda for change band 3; with flexible and part time working opportunities available. The team will cover Kent and out of area Kent patients. For more details, see the job description. For an informal discussion please call - Chris Collins, Team Leader or Caroline Smith, Peer Support Lead ApplyIf your application is successful you will be notified by e-mail and advised to check your Trac\/NHS Jobs account. Therefore, please ensure that you regularly check both your email and your Trac\/NHS Jobs account. This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. Completed applications by: [TO BE ENTERED BY RECRUITMENT] Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service. To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner. If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.

What we can offer you
* Career development with our comprehensive range of training & development opportunities to enhance your skills
* Strong Supportive Management committed to provide 1-2-1 support to advance personal development.
* Car Lease Scheme opens to all staff
* Staff discounts for employees and their families
* Relocation Support if you are moving to the area dependent on your circumstances
* 35 days paid holiday, increasing to 41 days after 10 years' service
* Pension scheme

We take pride in our services - which are underpinned by our values:
  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence We love the work, and we want you to join us. KMPT Staff Benefits: NHS pension scheme Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits. Please see http:\/\/ Apply. Apply\/Pensions.aspx for more details. Annual leave for Agenda for Change O n appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
    After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
    After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off! Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
    Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits. Recommend a friend campaign If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals, Flexible working Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help. Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave Dependant on length of NHS service Other paid\/unpaid leave This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave. Non paid leave for career breaks Staff Support KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems. NHS discounts and shopping vouchers Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone cont

Ref: SCFT011

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