Peer Support Worker Coordinator

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Peer support worker, you will need relevant background knowledge of working in health, voluntary or social care sector, but the most important knowledge you hold is your own personal experience of mental health challenges. It is your ability to use that experience in an effective way that underpins the support you deliver to those in the service.

The Peer Support Worker Coordinator role is a development opportunity for individuals with lived experience of mental health to contribute to the continued development of peer support within the adult community division.

The successful candidate will play a key part in engaging services both inside and outside of LPFT to promote the role as well as support current Peer Support Worker's and assist with the Peer Support Workers recruitment process.

Lived experience will aid with the co-production and co-delivery of specific courses around mental health and wellbeing as well as linking in directly with the Personality and Complex Trauma Team to aid with service development and delivery.

You will be a part of truly transforming the delivery of mental health services and making a real difference to people's lives. The teams are inclusive, caring and highly supportive of one another and keen to grow, in order to make a broader difference to the lives of the people who require mental health services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder to bring in their lived experience of mental health in order to take part in the co-development and co-delivery of LPFT Recovery College courses.

Post holder to co-produce and co-deliver Peer Support Worker courses.

70% of time spent working in the Recovery College and 30% of role directly supporting PACT service development and delivery.

Provide professional supervision to all B4 Senior Peer Support Workers within the Adult Community Division on a 1-1 basis and PACT's B3 Peer Support Workers.

Support the PACT leadership team in service development for personality and complex trauma pathways being in equal voice in coproduction of the service.

Support the service manager for the Recovery College and inclusion in the development of Peer Support Work across the division.

Coordinate the training for inpatient service, personality and complex trauma and other relevant services and promote their implementation.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Influence direct care through the supervision of peer support workers.

Provide advice concerning the care of, and development of services, for all people who use/could use relevant adult community services.

Implements policies for own work area and proposes changes to working practices or procedures for own work area.

Please refer to attached job description and person specification for further information and to support your application.

We very much welcome any contact to discuss the role and its responsibilities, Amy Day Recovery College Team Manager can be contact at, Sara Brewin Service Manager for Recovery College or Jessica Howland Service Manager for Personality and Complex Trauma at and we will arrange to call you or answer questions over email as you prefer.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Teaching/Training qualification at level 4 OR
  • Health and social care qualification/peer support worker training either HEE or Recovery College equivalent to a level 4
  • Degree
  • Coaching qualification
  • Supervisory training
  • Leadership training
Experience Essential
  • Considerable experience of working as a Mental Health Peer Support Worker and equivalent level of knowledge to that of a level 4 qualification
  • Lived experience and recovery from mental health difficulties
  • Experience of accessing adult mental health services
  • Understanding of stigma that people experience within services and in their wider communities when experiencing a mental health problem
  • Understanding of self harm and how this can impact stigma within services and an drive to change these perceptions.
  • Understanding of how trauma and adverse life events can contribute to mental health difficulties.
  • Delivery of training sessions
  • Experience of working as a mental health PSW or being in a role where you support individuals with mental health needs
  • Preparing and delivering a varied programme of training/educational courses to support people with a diverse range of healthcare needs
  • Lived experience and recovery from personality difficulties (disorder) (or difficulties that may be understood medically in this way but not aligned to in own understanding of self).
  • Experience of accessing RC courses
  • Co-chairing/facilitating meetings either formally or informally
  • Involvement in the co-production of any courses
  • Group work
  • Carers experience

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