Peer Support Coordinator

Posted 13 November by Retinue Solutions
Do you have experience of managing and coordinating volunteers or support staff? Have you worked in mental health recovery or within care & support previously? If so, then join us as a Peer Support Coordinator.

Right now, one of our partners is looking for a Peer Support Coordinator to join the team in our East Hampshire mental health support service. Providing both supported housing and community based support, we enable individuals to progress in their recovery and it's only possible with the help of people like you.

This is a key role to coordinate and manage the delivery of our volunteer service.

Day-to-day, you'll work with the team leaders, peer support volunteers and the people who use our services to develop an inclusive and effective peer support service, offering individual and group support. That means you will be recruiting and supporting a network of volunteers who have personal experience of using mental health services, to help others on their own recovery journey.

You will contribute to the development of organisational policies, procedures, protocols, systems and guidance to underpin the provision of peer support across the organisation. Identifying and implementing training programmes; promoting the service to stakeholders and operating a fully compliant service to agreed budgets - all are part and parcel of this challenging role.

To succeed, you'll need a good understanding of the recovery and personalisation agenda and the principles and practice on which mental health services are run. Experience of recruiting and/or supervising volunteers would be useful too, although is not essential. You must, however, have a proven ability to consult, liaise and work collaboratively with a team of colleagues and a wide range of external organisations and a flexible approach to working hours.

Our client is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. They have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together they are looking to lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways that we can tailor to meet local and individual needs.

You will need to be able to travel daily across a large geographical area including locations in East Hampshire, Havant, Gosport and Fareham so it would be desirable that you have access to a vehicle.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

Please contact Tom Bullock at Retinue Solutions for more details.

Retinue Solutions is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Retinue Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Required skills

  • mental health
  • community care
  • volunteer coordinator
  • volunteer manager
  • Mencap
  • client users
  • support housing
  • Richmond fellowship
  • recovery focus
  • MIND
  • charity worker

Reference: 33784898

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