Peer Support Worker

  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Nhs Trust

The Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Team is looking to recruit to a part time (2 days a week, Band 2 Peer Support Worker. This is a permanent post.

The Peer Support Worker will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users in order for them to develop an identity outside of the eating disorder, regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process. The Peer Support Worker will come alongside a service user through their recovery journey, and assist them when aspiring and considering the initial steps on their care and future self.

To establish a supportive and respectful relationship with service users, sharing own narratives to raise aspirations of life without an eating disorder.

To work primarily in direct work with service users on a 1:1 and in group settings as agreed with team supervisor and team manager.

To help individuals identify strengths, interests and their own achievable and meaningful recovery goals.

To support the implementation of groups; i.e. Occupational therapy activities and peer support activities and events including networking.

To support service users in developing other areas of interest.

Draw upon own lived experience to inspire hope, model self-awareness and facilitate service users in developing their own resourcefulness for managing their health and wellbeing.

Facilitate access to community groups and networks that enable participation in activities, to maximise service user's opportunities for socially valued roles and positive identity.

Ensure that service user’s peer recovery goals are integrated into the Trusts care plan/CPA process and are reviewed on a regular basis, through liaising closely with other members of the SAEDS team.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we’d like you to be part of it.

Our vision is ‘To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.’ Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust’s Values. These are: Proud to CARE : Compassionate

Caring with compassion, it’s about how we listen, what we say, what we do.

Approachable

Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open

Responsible

Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions

Excellent

Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving.

To actively engage with colleagues and other professionals to ensure the needs of the client group are met through promoting recovery orientated, strengths based practice.

To attend and participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings.

To work under the regular supervision of the team supervisor and guidance guidance of other professional colleagues within the team.

To participate within Trust peer training and peer working networks.

To have an awareness of SAEDS treatment model and pathways.

To actively take responsibility for own health and wellbeing through working upon own wellness plan/advanced statement and discussing/reviewing within supervision as necessary.

To be willing to develop self through specialist training opportunities, relevant to IPS, as agreed with team supervisor and team manager.

To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest standard and in accordance with currently quality initiatives within the work area.

To undertake other duties as may be required suitable to the banding of the post.