Peer Support Workers

Double Impact is a registered charity and not for profit organisation, established in 1998. We believe that with the right support everybody can recover and that in recovery anything is possible.

We are excited to continue working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to provide Peer Support Workers to work within the Trust’s Mental Health Teams across Nottinghamshire, specifically aimed at supporting people coming through services who have experienced issues with substance use.

Peer Support Workers (various posts available)

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Locations: Gedling, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, City South, City East, City Central & City North.
Hours: Full Time and Part Time posts available
Salary: £22,816 - per annum (full time equivalent)

Substance use and mental health issues are often inextricably linked. For people who are experiencing these issues it can often feel isolating and debilitating. Surviving and thriving can be very challenging, especially in communities that exclude or stigmatise substance misuse and mental health experiences.

The peer support programme has been developed for people who have lived experience specifically of substance use or experience of supporting someone to recovery. We are looking for peer support workers who will use their experiences to offer empathy and understanding to others, inspiring hope and belief that recovery is possible.

You will help us to build a culture of individual aspiration, spreading the messages amongst service users that recovery is worth aspiring to, motivating others starting on their journey by seeing the progress made by their peers.

The post will provide the opportunity to build and develop new skills and knowledge, while actively championing recovery, using your own skills and experiences to bring added value to the role.

We are looking for people who really want to make a difference, are personable and can make positive connections with people to help move their situation forward in a positive way.

The successful person will: -
• Be in recovery from substance/alcohol use or had experience of supporting family/friends with recovery from substance/alcohol use
• Be positive, energetic and inspiring for participants and staff within the service
• Be knowledgeable about services available within Nottinghamshire which could support and enhance recovery journeys
• Have knowledge of the issues facing substance misusers including appropriate medical interventions, social care and health issues
• Be willing to share personal experiences in a supportive, emotionally safe way
• Be willing to travel to other locations other than the base

If you think you can make a difference and want to join a friendly team then please get in touch.

If you would like an informal chat about the position, please contact Jayne Ball on 07517910058


Please return completed application forms to stating clearly the role that you are applying for.

Double Impact embraces diversity and takes a pro-active approach to equality in services and employment. Registered Charity No. 1139865

Closing Date:  Friday 8 December 2023
Interview Date: TBC

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