Our charity provides a range of services including advocacy, welfare rights and debt advice and mindfulness training to vulnerable people in Salford, including those with physical & sensory impairments, learning difficulties, dementia, autism and mental health problems and the over 60s. Our advocacy and advice services currently cover Salford and GMMH specialist services.
We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and the service we provide, and welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health issues.
Paid Peer Mentor
Location: Salford, Greater Manchester
Salary: £10 per hour
Contract: 12 months fixed term, Part-time (10 hours per week)
Are you a person with lived mental health experience who is passionate about supporting and empowering others going through a similar experience? Does your background mean that you have the skills and experience needed to positively relate to and mentor a person struggling with their own mental health?
Living Well Salford service participants tell us that they welcome support from someone who has experience of what they are going through. Embedding people with lived experience within Living Well Salford offers people hope, aspiration and motivation through their recovery journey. Paid Peer Mentors will support the self-realisation process and empower people to articulate their hopes and goals.
Your main duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Working as part of and alongside the Living Well Salford Team to ensure peer mentoring is offered and delivered as an integral element of the service user journey.
- Support volunteers and the MDT in line with agreed competencies, including delivering training and supporting development.
- Planning, facilitating and reporting one-to-one and group peer mentoring sessions with allocated service users who have identified that peer mentoring would be beneficial to their recovery
An enhanced DBS check will be required.
We are committed to equal opportunities, value diversity in our workforce and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability (including those with lived experience of mental or emotional distress), gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
Closing Date and time for applications: 28th August 2021
No agencies please.