Peer Support Worker - Personality Disorder Pathway

Peer Support Worker - Personality Disorder Pathway Nottingham, England

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time Nottingham, England 21730 - 23177 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Do you have direct, first-hand substantive experience of complex emotional needs, often associated with a diagnosis of ‘personality disorder’?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for aPeer Support Workerto work in ‘personality disorder’ services at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will be able to share wisdom, from their own experiences, to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others.

The role will involve working collaboratively with other professionals, to assist in improving the wellbeing of the people that use ‘personality disorder’ services. This will be achieved by supporting patients directly, by sharing experiences and engaging in practical activities to enable them to feel in control of their lives and achieve their recovery goals. The role will also involve contributing to supporting the understanding of peer work, and developing and maintaining relationships with nursing staff, across several Local Mental Health Teams throughout the Nottinghamshire area.

This job can be emotionally challenging at times, but the successful applicants will receive support, guidance and training from colleagues within the ‘personality disorder’ team and the wider organisation.

To establish supportive relationships with carers and people using mental health services based on the core principles of peer support (mutuality, reciprocity, strengths-focused, safe, progressive, non-directive, recovery-focused and inclusive)

To share personal experiences of caring, recovery and coping to build connection and inform support

To use active listening skills to help people develop self-understanding and identify their personal recovery goals

To support others in achieving goals that they have identified for themselves, including signposting to other organisations and opportunities

To role model recovery, personal responsibility and self-awareness

To raise awareness of recovery language among Trust staff by modelling positive, strengths based, non-discriminatory, non-jargon, non-medicalised language in all areas of work

To embrace every opportunity to work with people in a recovery focused way, supporting the community team by undertaking duties that would be a reasonable expectation of the role

To maintain strengths focused clinical records

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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The Personality Disorder Pathway Hub is a new and exciting team covering the whole of Nottingham City and County. We work alongside our Local Mental Health Team colleagues to provide support and structured Psychological Therapies to clients who have a diagnosis of or may suffer with challenges associated with Personality Disorder and complex emotional needs.

Our team will also support with clients on in-patient wards to think about how to engage them in treatment and support a safe and successful transition back into the community.

The role of peer support worker has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of mental distress. Peer support workers use their experiences to offer empathy and understanding to others, inspiring hope and belief that recovery is possible. In this role, the peer worker will offer peer support alongside practical assistance in order to help people feel in control of their lives and their own unique recovery process. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, they will promote choice, self-determination and opportunities for the fulfilment of socially valued roles and connection to local communities.

The peer support worker will act as a recovery champion within the team and an ambassador of recovery for the Trust with external agencies and partner organisations. Peer workers will also be expected to invest in their own personal and professional development as well as supporting ongoing development of peer roles in the Trust.

Peer Support Worker - Personality Disorder Pathway
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
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