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Peer Worker for Signature Project, Edinburgh

Post: Peer Worker for Signature Project
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £21,439.05  per annum, pro-rata
Hours: Part-time, 17.5 Hours per week
Tenure: Permanent
Closing date: Midday, 15th March 2024

How to apply

Apply on our BreatheHR portal by completing the online application with your CV and cover letter by 15th March 2024.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

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About the role

Are you an experienced mental health worker interested in working for an award-winning Scottish charity?

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experiences of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service users to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

Change Mental Health have a vacancy at the Signature Project which was established in summer 2022 to support men aged 16 and over who live in the city and who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many of the men face multiple challenges and have not sought help before. We help men to identify what is important to them and the steps they can take to manage the psychological and social impacts of trauma. We offer face to face, online and telephone support from our base at the Stafford Centre and work with men in the community. We also host a peer support group facilitated by men with lived experience.

Change Mental Health has received an award from the National Lottery Improving Lives Fund to recruit an additional Peer Worker to the project.

This is a varied and rewarding role in a small, committed team, offering person-centred support to a wide range of men across Edinburgh. Under the supervision of more senior staff, the post-holder will work with men to achieve what is important to them.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be able to intentionally use their experiences to instil hope, to model recovery and self-care skills, and to quickly build relationships with men who may mistrust services. They will enjoy working as part of a reflective team and have an ability to work flexibly and creatively. They should also be able to demonstrate personal resilience, and have some knowledge of the range of voluntary and statutory services in Edinburgh.
No qualifications or previous experience in support or care work are required as full training will be provided, but candidates should share the values of Change Mental Health and have a willingness to learn.  This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate checks.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer: The post is for 17.5 hours per week, working hours will be discussed and agreed with the Locality Manager and can be adjusted for the suitable candidate.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card

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