Viewpoint Careers Do you want to help drive an exciting and innovative community-led peer support programme? We are currently recruiting a Specialist Development Worker to lead the small team of Peer Support Facilitators. As a health or social care professional, with your own experience of mental health challenges, you will co-facilitate peer support session on a specific subject, e.g. depression, trauma etc.We are looking for someone who has experience in running and holding groups, alongside developing and coordinating peer support, being a skilled leader, managing relationships, motivating others, and having a wide range of communications tools to engage with all of our stakeholders.30 hours per week Annual Salary £23,400 Overview of the role Specialist Development Officer will lead the small team of Peer Facilitators and support people with mental health and/or addiction challenges by offering peer led sessions to support their personal recovery, based on the person’s individualised person centre approach. Together the Specialist Development Officer and Peer Facilitators will provide closed peer support groups about specific wellbeing subjects together with practical assistance to individuals to support them to regain control over their lives and their own unique personal recovery journey. Through sharing the wisdom of their own lived experience of recovery, the Specialist Development Officer will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. Within a relationship of mutuality, they will facilitate and promote choice, self-determination and opportunities for the fulfilment of socially valued roles and connection to local communities. Main duties and responsibilities To support people who are experiencing mental health challenges to: Maintain and develop their independence within their local community. Build life skills, confidence, resilience and self-esteem. Build social networks and reduce isolation. Engage in peer support sessions and offer holistic support, advice, information, and if necessary onward referral to other support. Opportunities to direct their own recovery process through self-management and choice. For the Full Job Specification please see below: Full Job Specification Application Form Cover Letter Demographic Form Equal Opportunities Statement To apply, email your application form and demographic form to [email protected] Remember to include all of your relevant experience in the supplementary information to support your application. The deadline for this is Thursday 24th June at 5pm.