Peer Support Worker

The successful candidate will be directly employed in Stepping Stones.

We have a vacancy for full time Peer Support Worker to join our small and well established team to provide positive and practical support to people who experience mental illness.

This new post was co-produced in partnership between Stepping Stones and the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (WDHSCP) and is part of an extended network of mental health services across WDHSCP.

The Peer Support Worker role has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of mental health problems.

As an integral and highly valued member of the team, the Peer Support Worker will help people to regain control of their lives and develop their own unique recovery process. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, they will promote recovery, self-management and opportunities for improved health and wellbeing.

The Peer Support Worker will provide 1:1 support to identified patients and members of the CMHT and Stepping Stones. They will provide linkage to community based services and partner organisations. They will support health and third sector colleagues to work in a recovery focussed way and acting as recovery champions within the teams they work.

There is an expectation that the Peer Support Worker will be involved in the ongoing development of self-management groups within the West Dunbartonshire area.

This role requires flexibility and the successful candidate may be required to work irregular hours that includes evenings and occasional weekends.

Application forms and information are available from the links below.

Job description, person specification and values.

Peer Support Worker application form.

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Information for Candidates.

If you would like an application pack posted to you contact admin@stepstones.org.uk or telephone 01419412929.

Closing date for return of applications: 29 July 2019 @ 5pm.