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Perinatal Peer Support Worker Coordinator

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year Per Annum Inc
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting development is occurring within SLaM Perinatal Services. As part of the services transformation, we will be developing the peer support aspect of the Perinatal services. This is a brilliant opportunity for an Expert by Experience to lead with others, in developing peer support within Perinatal Services.

The post holder will contribute their lived experience knowledge and expertise in supporting the organisation to embed peer-led, recovery-focused services.

They will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of peer support across the Perinatal Services, to support our service users and carers through elements of their recovery journey. They will develop and maintain partnerships, across the Perinatal Services with agencies and organisations that provide peer support to the people we work with.

The successful candidate will draw upon their own lived experience of perinatal mental health difficulties, to provide specialist expertise to a team of clinicians and others involved in this service development.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated individual with lived experience of perinatal mental health difficulties and recovery; particularly as they may relate to an experience of perinatal services. We would like to hear from those who have experience working as a peer support worker or as an Expert by Experience being involved in the co-production of services.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide recovery-oriented input to those in lived experience roles in relation to supervision, urgent care issues and referrals.
  • In collaboration with service users and carers, promote plans of support to optimise recovery and health and wellbeing
  • To assist people in lived experience roles to reflect on how to provide, create and deliver a range of peer support activities and care planning to their clients in the most effective way.
  • To ensure that policies and procedures are relevant and understood by people in lived experience roles
  • To work directly with teams, services and other organisations in order to help them integrate peer support into their service where needed
    • To work alongside and support those in peer support roles to help them achieve the competencies identified within the national Peer Support Competency framework

  • About us

    SLaM employ around 5000 staff and serve a local population of 1.1 million people. We have more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient and community services. Currently, provide inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and treat more than 45,000 patients in the community in Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; as well as substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich.

    By coming to work at SLaM, you will gain experience of being part of an organisation with a rich history and international reputation in mental health care. You will have access to professional development and learning opportunities and have the chance to work alongside people who are world leaders in their field. SLaM delivered more than 14,000 training experiences in 2014; providing an extensive range of learning opportunities for staff at all levels. In addition, our working relationship with King's Health Partners allows those working at the Trust to get involved in academic research.

    Job description Job responsibilities

  • Project management and co-ordination the Peer Coordinator will be required to support the successful delivery of the Peer Work in the Perinatal services
  • To support the training and development of Peer Workers and other staff groups
  • To develop an effective and supportive infrastructure for the Peer Workers to offer advice and support for the managers of the Peer Workers.
  • Work in partnership with key clinicians and stakeholders, to develop a robust project plan agreed by the sponsors and their leads.
  • Produce and deliver regular, detailed update reports to the project and governance teams on a regular basis as agreed at the scoping phase of the programmes. To share relevant reports and updates to the Peer Support steering group and the Perinatal Performance & Quality meeting.

  • Person Specification Qualifications Essential
    • Educated to degree level or have relevant experience appropriate for the role
    • Peer Worker training
    • Project management qualification
    Experience Essential
    • Lived experience of perinatal mental health challenges or caring for a family member or friend who has experienced perinatal mental health challenges
    • Experience of working as a Peer Worker
    • Experience of working or volunteering for mental health services
    • Experience of managing projects
    • Experience of managing projects
    • Experience of facilitating supervision
    Knowledge Essential
    • Knowledge of Peer Worker Values and how to implement those values within the NHS
    • Good understanding of the role and purpose of Home Treatment Teams
    • Knowledge of Quality improvements methods
    Skills Essential
    • Project management skills
    • Skills in presenting and disseminating findings
    • Skills in supporting other professionals -specifically peer workers
    Abilities Essential
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines and management own work priorities
    • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, contributing to effective team functioning and holding team roles.

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