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Peer Support Worker

Employer
jobs@app-network.org
Location
Home based with travel around Birmingham and the West Midlands region as required
Salary
£15.32 per hour plus statutory holiday pay
Closing date
26 May 2024
Reference
APP/PSW

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Sector
Charities / Voluntary
Job Type
Health / Public Health / Nursing
Contract Type
Casual
Working Pattern
Casual
Hours
Part-Time
Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP) is seeking casual Peer Support Worker(s) to join our innovative collaborative project with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust providing peer support to inpatients at Birmingham Mother and Baby Unit (MBU). There will also be opportunities to work in the community both in Birmingham and Solihull and the wider West Midlands region.

 

OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

APP is looking for casual Peer Support Worker(s) to work on our innovative collaborative project with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust providing peer support to inpatients at Birmingham Mother and Baby Unit (MBU). There will also be opportunities to work in the community both in Birmingham and Solihull and the wider West Midlands region.

At the Mother and Baby Unit, you will support women, one-to-one and through small group activities. You will also spend time talking to partners and families of women during the acute illness phase, signposting to APP’s online support, community forum, and information. In addition, you will help to support the transition to home for newly discharged women. You will be part of a team running monthly groups for recovering and recovered women with experience of PP. These groups are held in the Birmingham area and at various locations around the West Midlands region.   

As casual Peer Support Worker(s), you will also participate in awareness raising activities, regional perinatal events/networks, and health professional training as required.

You will have experienced postpartum psychosis yourself and will use your experience to offer peer support, information and signposting to women and families affected by postpartum psychosis. You will help build a team of regional volunteers who have recovered from PP, as well as work to collect data and evaluate the project.

We’re looking for additional support for this project including maternity leave cover so more than one person may be appointed to the role.

Your excellent interpersonal skills, understanding of postpartum psychosis, knowledge of the principles of peer support and experience of supporting others will help APP improve recovery outcomes for women, partners and families.

 

CONDITIONS

HOURLY RATE:         £15.32 per hour plus statutory holiday pay 

HOURS:          This is a sessional (casual) role: hours will vary according to need and will be agreed in advance.  We expect hours available for work by each casual peer support worker to normally be seven or fewer each week. 

LOCATION:   Home based with travel around Birmingham and the West Midlands region.


HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) to jobs@app-network.org together with the contact details and equality and diversity monitoring form. The contact details form contains your consent for us to process your application and must be included.

 

Application deadline: midnight on 26th May 2024

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th June in Birmingham.

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