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Recovery College Peer Trainer

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Expiry Date
18/10/2018 16:05:00
Recovery College Peer TrainerLocation: NorthamptonSalary £16,593.00 - £20,382.00 Per annum, Pro Rata6-months FTC, 15 hours

Job Description

Recovery College Peer Trainer

Location: Northampton
Salary £16,593.00 - £20,382.00 Per annum, Pro Rata
6-months FTC, 15 hours p/w
Do you want be a part of an exciting new initiative that will make a real difference to people’s lives?
You can achieve this and more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services. 

The Recovery College, known as REDS Academy, is a new initiative offered to patients, carers and staff which will provide self-management and wellbeing-focussed courses that build hope and help improve lives. The courses are educational and designed and delivered in partnership with people with lived experience of mental illness. Our pilot term has recently launched at our Northampton site and will be expanding to our other three St Andrew’s Healthcare sites later this year.

The role
In this exciting new role you will have the opportunity to use your lived experience of mental health challenges to support REDS Academy students in their journeys towards living a more hopeful and fulfilled life. You will have an important role working with current patients and staff at St Andrew’s Healthcare to help design and deliver training programmes in the Recovery College that make a difference to people’s lives.

A key part of your role will be to team up with an experienced Practitioner Trainer to deliver training to small groups of patients, staff and carers of St Andrew’s Healthcare, including some outside of Northampton. Throughout this you will receive ongoing support from within the team and training in how to deliver courses.

An essential part of your role will be building working relationships with patients, carers and staff and will involve you sharing information on your personal journey of recovery from mental health challenges.

About you
Your compassion, care and understanding attitude are needed to build working relationships with our patients. You will have had experience sharing your personal recovery journey with peers or are at least confident in doing so.
You have good communication and people skills and the confidence to speak in front of groups of people. Your enthusiasm will inspire others to want to engage with our training programmes. You will be a good team player, but are also comfortable using your own initiative.
You will be excited by the opportunity to develop a service that makes a genuine difference to people’s lives. Experience in secure/forensic mental health services preferred.

If this sounds like you then we’d love you to apply here.

Closing date: Sunday 16th September 2018.