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Peer Support Worker - Part Time

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Human Resources
pro rata plus package & benefits
Expiry Date
09/09/2017 12:03:00
Peer Support Worker - Part TimeSalary: £18,820 - £22,099 plus clinical allowance pro rata depending on experienceNorthamptonBand 416 hours

Job Description

Peer Support Worker - Part Time
Salary: £18,820 - £22,099 plus clinical allowance pro rata depending on experience
Band 4
16 hours per week

Are you passionate about developing the clinical expertise and practice of others, this role within the Learning and Development Team may be the post for you!
The main focus of this post is to champion and inspire others to actively engage with the philosophy of least restrictive practice; focusing on the implementation of a culture of positive and compassionate care alongside a reduction of restrictive practices.

You’ll also have lots of support to continue your professional development and to remain up to date with your clinical practice, as well as further opportunities to progress your career.

Why St Andrew’s Healthcare?
We’re a top 20 charity and the UK’s leading charity providing specialist NHS mental healthcare. Profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities, helping us to continue to do amazing work and transform mental healthcare.
Our new care pathways are helping us to provide outstanding outcomes and will give you more opportunities to gain specialist experience. 

The role of a Peer Support Worker
Supporting the development of peer support, patient led initiatives and practices across St Andrews Healthcare ensuring that patient experience and patient engagement is at the heart of everything we do.
Provide the patient perspective to the design and delivery of training. Working with key members of the learning and development team and other stakeholders provide insights and experience to ensure that all training has the patient perspective included.

What you will need for this role
You will need to have experience in learning and development, being able to deliver and review training.  Able to support external training providers to ensure they fully understand the impact (direct or indirect) their training has on patient care and support them with the design of training where appropriate.

This is open to individuals who have lived experience; to provide additional support with the ongoing least restrictive agenda, as well as helping the Learning and Development Team with the development and facilitation of learning programmes such as Personality Disorder Training The ability to guide and motivate the attitudes knowledge and skills of others is also key, as you will be pivotal in influencing the practice of clinicians. 

Package & Benefits
  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to vocational qualifications

You will also be part of our expert learning and development team, giving you plenty of exposure to teaching, mentoring and coaching and extensive opportunities for continuing professional development, training, and career progression.

Closing date: 8th August 2017
Interview date: Week commencing 14 August 2017