We are hiring a Peer Support Coordinator With Viewpoint 

22 Hours Per Week
12 Month Fixed Contract
£16016 Annual Salary

Pension: Following a three-month period of employment, Viewpoint will
contribute a sum equal to 5% of your annual salary to a pension provided that you contribute at least 3% of your annual salary to the pension scheme.

Annual leave: Annual leave will commence following six months probationary
period and will rise to 25 days plus 8 Bank holidays – Pro Rota.

Other benefits: Training, Development and Supervision

Overview of the role

Peer Support Coordinator will lead the small team of Peer Support 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.

The Peer Facilitators will provide peer support and 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 Peer co-ordinator and Peer Facilitates will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. Within a relationship of mutuality, they will facilitate and support information sharing to promote choice, self-determination and opportunities for the fulfilment of socially valued roles and connection to local communities.

About Viewpoint

Viewpoint develops innovative ways that support people with a lived experience of mental health issues and/or addiction challenges—working with 1000 experts by experience, putting them at the centre of all everything we do. We support people to be independent, have their say and influence change to services. Working across the whole of Hertfordshire.

Our support is flexible and needs-led, delivered by outreach group-based activity, one to one or remotely. Staff or members who have a lived experience facilitate our programmes. We offer educational sessions that enhance wellbeing and equip individuals with the skills and self-belief to aid their recovery personal journey.

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.

To use personal recovery to

  • Model and mentor recovery and demonstrate coping skills.
  • Embed a person-centred and recovery-orientated approach in all aspects of the work.
  • Inspire hope, share life experiences and lessons learnt.

Deadline: 7th May 2021

Interviews Week Commencing: 17th May 2021

Cover Letter

Job Specification

Application Form

Demographic Form

Equal Opportunities Statement

To apply, email [email protected] with your application form and demographics form by the deadline of Friday 7th May at 12pm.