Peer Support Coordinator Sep 12 by E0sMP6M



JOB TITLE:            Peer Support Coordinator

REPORTING TO:         Director of Operations

HOURS (per week):     As advertised

SALARY (FTE):         £20,000 to £24,000 per annum (FTE - pro rata)


1.     To oversee the delivery of the Peer Support Training Programme, including
       all administration.

2.     Supervise the Training Programme’s Facilitator and Administrator

3.     Coordinate and oversee the facilitation of the one-to-one and group support
       sessions for the established Peer Supporters.


1.     Ensure the successful delivery of the existing peer support training
       programme to a range of learners in the Crawley area, in line with the West
       Sussex PCT Agreement.

2.     To market and publicise the programme to a range of agencies and
       organisations across Sussex Oakleaf’s service areas.

3.     Liaise with statutory and voluntary organisations in the various localities to
       encourage partnership working and raise the profile of the opportunities
       available within the Service.

4.     Coordinate and process the applications to the programme, plus the
       eligibility and appropriateness of the potential learners.

5.     Liaise with the accrediting training body (currently Laser Awards) to ensure
       that the programme remains fully compliant with their criteria.

6.     To be involved in the administration and budgetary management of the
      Service and be responsible for setting up and maintaining records of

7.    Ensure that there is appropriate support and supervision for peer
      supporters who have completed their training and are placed within various
      local services

8.    To facilitate the involvement of clients and relevant staff in all aspects of the
      running and development of the Service.

9.    Be involved in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Service

10.   Work closely with the staff of the each of Community Wellbeing Services,
      and foster good working relationships.

11.   Demonstrate a personal commitment to learning through staff training and
      self development.

12.   Ensure that the Peer Support Programme supports and provides
      opportunities for clients/learners along the pathway of recover and social

13.   Liaise, promote and work in partnership with other Sussex Oakleaf services
      available in the local area.

14.   Be involved in identifying Health and Safety concerns through regular risk
      assessments and act promptly in response within the Organisation’s Health
      and Safety policies and procedures.

15.   To be aware and work within the policies and procedures of Sussex

16.   Any other task commensurate with the post.

JOB TITLE:                Peer Support Coordinator

REPORTING TO:             Director of Operations

                                                               Essential   Assessed via:
                                                               Or          Application form (AF),
                                                               Desirable   Interview (I)
                                                                           Exercise (Ex)

Qualifications/    Mental Health Training                      D                   AF
                   Support Planning                            E                 AF & I

Skills/Abilities   Ability to motivate, enable and             E                 AF & I
                   empower individuals

                   Ability to work in partnership and liaise   E                AF & I
                   with a range of voluntary and statutory

                   Ability to work under own initiative        E                AF & I

                   Organisation and time management            E                  AF

                   Excellent communication and                 E                AF & I
                   interpersonal skills, both oral and

Experience         Experience of working in Health,            E               AF & I
                   Community Development, Social Care
                   or of using mental health services

                   Experience of working in, or                D               AF & I
                   delivering, a Peer Support Service

                   Experience of designing and                 E               AF & I
                   delivering a learning programme
             Ability to undertake appropriate           E    AF & I
             assessments of risk

             Ability to work with individuals to        E    AF & I
             develop Recover Plans based on their
             own goals and aspirations

             Experience of working with people          E    AF & I
             with mental health issues

             Experience of facilitating groups and      E    AF & I
             chairing meetings.

             Experience of working with and             E    AF & I
             supporting volunteers

             Knowledge of mental health recovery        D    AF & I

             Knowledge of Peer Support models           D    AF & I

             Demonstrable understanding of the          E    AF & I
             needs of people experiencing mental
             health issues

Personal     Commitment to genuine involvement          E   AF & I
Attributes   of people accessing mental health
             services, in the planning, delivery and
             review of services

             Commitment to equal opportunities          E   AF & I
             and promoting diversity

             A willingness to travel within the local   E     AF

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