A Vacancy at Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Do you have lived experience of mental distress which has been understood as Complex Emotional Needs or diagnosed as personality disorder and have previously worked in a range of settings as a peer support worker, lived experience worker or equivalent role?
If so, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Peer Support Worker to work as part of the Milton Keynes community mental health hubs Complex Emotional Needs (CEN) pathway. The successful post holder with support from the trustwide CEN Advanced Lived Experience Practitioner will work alongside members of the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team within the Milton Keynes Community mental health Hub to support the development and delivery of the Milton Keynes CEN Pathway.
The role is aimed at candidates whose distress can been understood as Complex Emotional Needs or diagnosed as personality disorder, and candidates who have previously worked in a range of settings as a peer support worker, lived experience worker or equivalent role. Please make the above information clear in your application.
The post holder will take a lead role in embedding recovery values within the service settings in which they work alongside other Trust recovery champions. The post holder will act as an ambassador of recovery for the Trust alongside others, through positively sharing and drawing upon aspects of own lived experience, to inspire others, challenge stigma and discrimination and promote recovery.
We are looking for a highly motivated individuals, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can work flexibility under supervision, to meeting the demands of this exciting and very varied position. Regular clinical and peer support specific supervision will be provided.
We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. We’re always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.
With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you’re at, there’s always a place for you at CNWL.
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
This post has been developed specifically for people’s distress which has been understood as Complex Emotional Needs or diagnosed as personality disorder and have previously worked in a range of settings as peer support workers, lived experience workers or equivalent.
Through sharing wisdom and insights from their own experiences, paired with an understanding of the theory pertinent to ‘personality disorder’, the CEN Pathway Senior Peer Support Worker (PSW) will work with people accessing the Milton Keynes Community Mental Health Hub.
For further information about this post please see attached job description
This advert closes on Friday 21 Apr 2023
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