Salary: £24,234 per year rising to £24,408 per annum, after 1 year and successful probation
Job Title: Young Adults Transition Peer Worker – Mental Health
Reporting to: Team Manager
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Interview Date: TBC
About the Service/Department
The Haringey Mental Health Integrated Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Service supports residents aged 18 and over with moderate to severe mental illness in the borough of Haringey. The service will act as a key component in the Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEHMHT)’s new and emerging model for community mental health and wellbeing support. The new community models will deliver true integration of care and support across secondary mental health services, the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), primary care, social care, community assets as well as other physical health care provision. The Integrated VCS Service is typically provided on a 1:1 basis both in office, or in community hubs in the borough by appointment. It is also expected that new partnerships and community assets will be developed as part of this service to promote mental wellbeing and to address health inequalities in the borough
About the role
To provide high quality support and role model the ability to have a meaningful life for an allocated group of service users (aged 18-25) who are transitioning from CAMHS and young people accessing mental health services for the first time. To carry out duties in line with Hestia’s and BEHMHT’s policies and procedures
Some other main responsibilities of the role include:
- Build a therapeutic relationship with clients (aged 18-25) who are transitioning from CAMHS services and young people accessing services for the first time using a person-centred approach/social model of care
- Accompany service users, if appropriate, to appointments/meetings where they need additional support
- Work Closely with carers/family members to enable clients continue their journey in the community and in Adult Mental Health Services
- Education and Qualifications
- Good level of secondary education to GCSE level, or equivalent
- Level of educational attainment to NVQ 3 / AS Level or equivalent
- Completion of the BEH Peer Worker Training within 6 months of the contract start date
- Completion of a Wellness at Work plan within 2 months of the contract start date
- (Desirable) Related Health or Social Care qualification
- (Desirable) Willingness to undertake further training relevant to and in line with the development of peer support role
- Experience and Knowledge
- Lived experience of mental health problems and experience of using secondary care services.
- Wide range of life experiences to bring an enabling and positive view of opportunities for others
- Experience of being in a supportive and enabling role
- Experience of working in a team or a group environment
- Experience of using a range of self-management or recovery tools and techniques
- Understanding and practical knowledge of recovery
- Understanding of the issues and concerns of mental health service users
- Understanding of the impact of stigma and discrimination
- Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation
- (Desirable) Experience of psychiatric hospital admission
- (Desirable) Experience of working in the public sector
- (Desirable) Experience of training, teaching, coaching/mentoring others
- (Desirable) Experience of working across different organisational boundaries
- (Desirable) Appreciation of the community resources within the geographical location of the post and key partners
- (Desirable) Understanding of CPA and the role of care co-ordinator and knowledge of Trust Policies and procedures
- (Desirable) Understanding of the service delivery goals of the care pathway
- (Desirable) Knowledge of local policies in respect of safeguarding children and the protection of vulnerable adults
- Skills and Abilities
- Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
- Computer literate
- Ability to work collaboratively with team and wider Trust
- (Desirable) Presentation skills
- (Desirable) Computer literate in software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express etc
- (Desirable) Able to speak and understand more than one language
- Personal Qualities
- Motivated and enthusiastic
- Flexibility and Reliability
- Other Requirements
- Ability to travel across Barnet, Enfield and Haringey by car or public transport.
- To transport/accompany peers to appropriate appointments
- A willingness to work flexibly through prior arrangement as the needs of the job dictate
Please see the attached documents for the full job description and more information about Hestia.
What Hestia offers
- Holiday allowance of 25 days / 195 hours per annum plus 8 days / 62.4 hours public holidays
- Company Pension
- Learning and Development Opportunities (including career progression opportunities across our services and departments, a full 9-month induction providing an understanding of The Hestia Approach and all Hestia’s practices and policies to support your career in Hestia and if applicable, a foundation knowledge to attain a Skills for Care Certificate)
- Hestia Rewards exclusive membership (Hestia Rewards is our staff wellbeing and benefits scheme which provides access to fantastic retail discounts, gym membership discounts, recognise a colleague eCards etc.)
- Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools including our Employee Assistance Programme, Flexible working (including holiday trading and TOIL) and some roles include Clinical Supervision
- Other benefits such as Eye care vouchers, Travel/Season Ticket Loans and Cycle to work scheme (with up to 40% savings on a new bike).
- If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.
Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.
Hestia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people who are potentially at risk, and we therefore expect all staff and volunteers to do the same. We require all staff to undertake internal and external safeguarding training throughout their employment with Hestia.
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.
This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.
We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.
We welcome application from individuals from all backgrounds, but particularly encourage applications from individuals from Black heritage or Brown (Asian) heritage backgrounds, due to identified underrepresented of these groups at our senior operational levels.
Guaranteed interview scheme
Hestia operates a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities (including long term health conditions) who meet the minimum criteria for this role.
How to apply
Please click apply at the top of the vacancy page to begin your application