Peer support worker opportunities in Oxfordshire

Peer support worker opportunities in Oxfordshire

Would you, too like to be a life changing mental health Peer Support Worker like Tycen (pictured here)? If so, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is now recruiting for the third trainee cohort to become peer support workers in Oxfordshire.

We are looking for candidates to fill 20 peer support worker (PSW) training places in:

  • Early Intervention Service
  • Community Mental Health Framework Hubs
  • Crisis and Home Resolution and Treatment team
  • Allen ward (female inpatient ward)
  • Safe Haven
  • Perinatal Mental Health team
  • Quality Improvement team

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 team.

We also have specialist Peer Support Worker roles – see the flyers here:

PSW for Mental Health Hubs

Male perinatal PSW

Carer PSW

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, November 29, so don’t miss this chance to get involved.

Successful candidates will attend a 12-day training program alongside a volunteer placement within one of the teams listed above. Once a PSW has passed the training and placement as a volunteer there will be a chance to follow a recruitment process for a paid role.

For more information and the application form, please contact:

Tycen Clarke, Senior Peer Support Worker on tycen.clarke@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or 07881 330 863

Charlotte Proud, Peer Support Coordinator on charlotte.proud@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or 07467 008 288

Published: 29 October 2021