We are looking for an expert by experience who has lived knowledge and experience of acute mental illness. This role will focus on the delivery of recovery interventions to Adults and Children. The successful applicant will work in partnership with Camden Crisis Team.

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Providing advocacy and user involvement services across England, VoiceAbility is a growing organisation working with people who are vulnerable or marginalised to raise their voices and have their rights respected.

Location: North/South Camden Crisis Resolution Team and VoiceAbility various locations

Job type: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2021

Hours: 37.5

Salary: Starting at £20963 per annum

Benefits: 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata); 5% employer pension & 3% employee contribution; Salary sacrifice pension scheme; Separate Life Assurance Cover; Staff discount scheme including supermarkets, fashion, restaurants, cinemas, holidays and much more; Discounted Gym Membership; Cycle to Work; Employee Assistance programme; Supportive working environment fostering a good work/life balance; Support with professional development.

Closing date for applications: 30th June 2020. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the closing date

Interviews: Week Commencing the 06th July 2020

We are looking for someone who:

brings personal knowledge and experience of acute mental illness, such as depression and/or psychosis.
has good communication and interpersonal skills
who can work flexibly under supervision
can support service users through their recovery journey
Undertake home visits and be able to use public transport or have access to transport for travel to visits

Do you think you can?

provide practical assistance to service users, assisting them when they are seeking and considering the initial steps to recovery
share experience, inspire hope and promote recovery, assisting those in mental health crisis to gain and maintain independence in the community
work in collaboration with multiple agencies

If you think you can then please apply.

More information about the peer coach role

You can find two documents with more information about the role of Peer Coach at the top right hand part of this page where it says - 2 DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE

How to Apply:

If you want to apply straight away for this job the apply now button at the bottom of this page.

When you click on apply now you will be asked to:

set up a Job account with us
fill in the online application form in your account so we can check you have the right skills and experience
give us details of your work history so we can check your skills, experience, and get references
tell us who your referees are
tell us about you and why you might be the right person for the Peer Coach Job

If we think you have what it takes to be a Peer Coach at VoiceAbility we will ask you to have a DBS check. This Is done by the Disclosure and Barring Service. They check whether people have a criminal record which might stop them from doing this work.

Tuesday 30 June 2020