We are looking for a dedicated peer support coordinator who will deliver accredited Level 1 and Level 2 peer mentoring courses from our Women’s Centre in Swindon and from Women’s only safe space in Wiltshire.
Female peer-supporters will be trained to offer peer-support in a relational trauma-informed model recognising that women often need a gender-responsive peer-support programme. You will identify and support suitable women with lived experiences to become trained peer supporters, providing regular ongoing supervision to female peer supporters .
Once trained peer supporters will be actively encouraged and supported to set up peer support groups with a focus on mental health; where women experiencing multiple disadvantage can connect to other likeminded women, safely share their experiences and build support networks within their community.
We recognise the value and benefits placed on the shared experience and identification that peer supporters can bring to their peers, the peer supporter themselves and the service as a whole. By providing training opportunities for women to facilitate peer support groups (and 121 peer support) women experiencing multiple disadvantage will have the opportunities to take on leadership roles, enhance training and employability options whist increasing levels of self-esteem, confidence, and positive feelings whilst often increasing their own ability to cope with mental health difficulties.
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Post to Nelson Trust, Port Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, GL5 2QJ
Full time post: 21 hours per week to be worked flexibly
Holidays: 25 days holiday pro rata pa plus statutory
Salary: £19,500 pa
Pension: Currently non-contributory scheme in operation (Nelson Trust contribute 6%) however subject to auto-enrolment legislation
Duration: 1 year fixed term (Pilot Project)
Nelson Trust is committed to safeguarding, successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Children & Adults DBS check
The trust is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from individuals across all sectors of society.
This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1
Closing date for applications: 24th March 2019