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Following an amazing response to our volunteering opportunities in the last six months, recruitment for the majority of volunteer roles is currently on hold.

Thank you to everyone who has applied to date.

The following role is open at this time for applications:

 

New opportunities in Buckinghamshire – 20x Peer Support Worker Trainees 

Do you have lived experience of mental health difficulties?

Would you like to use your experiences to support others?

Oxford Health is introducing peer support workers (PSW) into adult mental health teams, the early intervention service and in-patient wards in Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

Applications are now open to apply for the voluntary PSW training and placement opportunities. Successful completion of this role will result in the opportunity to become a paid member of staff as Band 3 PSW.

Volunteer applicants need to have recently engaged in:

  • paid work
  • volunteering
  • or adult learning (i.e. college, skills courses, educations courses etc…)
  • or working towards this and able to demonstrate at least two to three months of the above prior to peer support worker training commencing in December 2019.

Closing date for applications is Friday, September 13, 2019.

Interviews (group and one-to-one), literacy and numeracy tests to be held in Bucks at the end of September 2019.

Training is a 10-day program being run in December 2019 in Bucks with a 30-hour volunteer placement within teams to start in January 2020.

All applicants are required to complete this application form, provide references (where possible), complete occupational health checks and DBS clearance.

Please read this full volunteer Peer Support Trainee Role Profile Bucks to help you in your application

Please contact Charlotte Proud, Peer Support Coordinator Bucks for more information or to ask questions. Email charlotte.proud@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or ring 07467 008 288.

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