Peer Support Worker

Number of Posts: 4.5 posts available

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 31.08.2022

Location: Posts available in the following areas: Bassetlaw, Mansfield, Ashfield and Newark

Hours: Full Time and Part Time posts available (various hours)

Salary: £20,329 - £21,776 per annum (full time equivalent)


We are excited to be working together with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new Peer Support Worker pilot within the Trust’s Mental Health Teams across Nottinghamshire, specifically aimed at supporting people coming through services who have experienced issues with substance misuse.

Substance misuse and mental health issues are often inextricably linked. For people who are experiencing these issues it can often feel isolating, debilitating and at worst, unendurable. Surviving and thriving can be very challenging, especially in communities that exclude or stigmatise substance misuse and mental health experiences.

The peer support pilot has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of substance misuse. We are looking for a number of peer support workers who will use their experiences to offer empathy and understanding to others, inspiring hope and belief that recovery is possible.

To be eligible for this role you must be in recovery from substance misuse and be passionate about supporting others to achieve abstinence and sustainable change for the future.

The role will offer peer support alongside practical assistance in order to help people feel in control of their lives and their own unique recovery process.

You will help us to build a culture of individual aspiration, spreading the message that recovery is worth aspiring to, motivating others starting on their journey by seeing the progress made by their peers.

The post will provide the opportunity to build and develop new skills and knowledge, while actively championing recovery, using your own skills and experiences to bring added value to the role.

We are looking for people who really want to make a difference, are personable and can make positive connections with people to help move their situation forward in a positive way.
The successful person must:

  • Be in recovery from substance/alcohol misuse
  • Be positive, energetic and inspiring for participants and staff within the service
  • Be knowledgeable about services available within Nottinghamshire which could support and enhance recovery journeys
  • Have knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues
  • Be willing to share personal experiences in a supportive, emotionally safe way
If you think you can make a difference and want to join a friendly team then please get in touch.

If you would like an informal chat about the position please contact Graham Miller on 0115 8240366

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Please return completed application forms to recruitment@doubleimpact.org.uk or lisaemmerson@doubleimpact.org.uk stating clearly the role that you are applying for

Double Impact embraces diversity and takes a pro-active approach to equality in services and employment. Registered Charity No. 1139865

Closing Date: 14th December 2021 (12 Noon)
Interview Date: 22nd December 2021


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