Isle of Wight NHS Trust careers 2022 in Newport, England, United Kingdom – Mental Health Peer Support Worker

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We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Until further notice, all patients and visitors to Isle of Wight Trust sites will be required to wear a face covering.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleague and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

Band 3 Peer Support Worker (3 positions available)

Could you use your lived experience of managing mental health and recovery to be our next Peer Support Worker?

Hi, I’m Katharine, Team Lead for the Mental Health Recovery Service and we are looking for a keen, optimistic, and committed person to join us as a Band 3 Peer Support Worker.

By joining us, you will experience working in a way which is very different from traditional Community based mental health teams. All our interventions are psychologically informed, and evidence based. We work to a Recovery Model which means we support and enable People With Lived Experience (PWLE) to define their own aspirations, wishes and goals for their lives and to take responsibility for their own unique Recovery journey and we support them in reaching those milestones.

In this role you will be very well supported and as a team we are proud of the ways in which we take care of each other. This includes regular group reflective sessions lead by our Psychotherapist as well as helpful and regular supervision and in house learning opportunities.

If you join us, you will be part of a truly Multi-Disciplinary Team. We have Mental Health Practitioners, Recovery Support Workers, Peer Support Workers, an Assistant Psychologist, a Senior Psychological Therapist, a Psychotherapist, a Social Worker, an Occupational Therapist, a Nurse Consultant and Medics. In addition, we have close links and are forging pathways and partnerships with Recovery Team colleagues from Solent NHS to share ideas in best practice as well as beginning to develop ways of co-production working with PWLE using our service to ensure their voices are heard in our continued development and team journey.

This is an exciting time to join the IOW NHS Trust. Following a recent CQC Inspection, we have been rated as GOOD. Furthermore, The Mental Health and Learning Disability (MHLD) Division is embarking on delivering the new Strategy for the Isle of Wight MHLD Services, “No Wrong Door”. This Strategy was co-produced with key stakeholders including PWLE, families and carers, staff, partner organisations including those from the third sector and commissioners.

For more information about our Team, who we are and what we think of working here, follow the “Additional Information” link or feel free to contact me on 01983 552543, regards, Katharine Spencer-Brown, Team Lead – Mental Health Recovery Service.

Important information

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as “an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when… where and how they work” – flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

Company: Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Entry level

Job Location: Newport, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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