Peer support worker opportunities in Bucks

Peer support worker opportunities in Bucks

Would you like to use your own experiences of mental health challenges to help others? Consider becoming a peer support worker in Buckinghamshire Adult Mental Health Services.

Peer support workers are people who have lived experience of mental health challenges themselves. They use these experiences and empathy to support other people and their families receiving mental health services, working alongside our multidisciplinary care teams.

We currently have roles available within:

  • SUN (Service User Network for people with Personality Disorders)
  • FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders)
  • Brand new Rehabilitation team (within the AMHT Adult Mental Health team with complex psychosis service users)
  • Safe Haven (Crisis Support Service)
  • Sapphire Ward (Male inpatient ward)
  • Chiltern AMHT (Adult Mental Health Team)

Apply by 5pm, 11 July 2022!

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Successful candidates will attend a 12-day training programme. You will also have a volunteer placement within one of the teams listed above.

Once a peer support worker has passed the training and a placement as a volunteer, there will be a chance to follow a recruitment process for a paid role. Upon passing the training and placement, you’ll be able to apply for a paid role as a Peer Support Worker (Band 3) with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

To discuss this role and apply, please contact:

Cate Welmers, Peer Support Worker Coordinator (Bucks), on cate.welmers@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or 07721 163891

Tycen Clarke, Senior Peer Support Worker, on tycen.clarke@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or 07881 330863

Vladi Susanina, Forensic Peer Support Worker Coordinator, on vladislava.susanina@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or 07876 567764

Closing Date: 5pm on 11 July 2022

Interviews will be held in mid-July. Training will commence in mid-September.

We warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are particularly keen to receive applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to Oxford health’s Peer Support Programme, since we recognise that diversity makes us stronger.

Published: 22 June 2022