Community Links are looking for a Peer Support Worker with lived experience.
Deadline 10th October
£9.50 per hour Fixed term till 31st May 2023 18.5 hours per week
Community Links are looking for a Peer Support Worker with Lived experience. They are an award winning mental health provider working across the region of Yorkshire and the Humber whose core values are: People, Integrity, Collaboration and Passion.
The Liaison and Diversion Service provides a seamless link with police custody healthcare services across Humberside. They are seeking a Peer Support Worker with lived experience of the criminal justice system.
You will act as a recovery champion working with service users strengths and personal goals to manage their mental health issues, reduce offending behaviours and increase independence to enable them to define, build and live independent and satisfying lives.
You will be both empathetic towards client’s individual needs and capable of focusing on client assets, promoting positive outcomes and helping define their personal goals.
Due to the nature of the role they are seeking individuals who have lived experience of the criminal justice system within the last two years.
Experience could include: • being involved with probation services • recent prison leavers • experience of being arrested or cautioned • overcoming substance misuse • issues experienced homelessness/risk of homelessness • breakdown of family relationship
This post will be subject to a full enhanced DBS background check. All convictions will be considered and decided on a case-by-case basis