Hillcrest Homes

HH21/127, Peer Support Worker

Job ref: HH21/127
Job ref:
HH21/127
Post:
Peer Support Worker
Hours per week:
37 hours
Rate of pay:
£9.50 per hour + Benefits + £500 Retention Payment
Contract terms:
Fixed Term
Closing Date:
16 Aug 2021 22:59

£500 Retention Payment!!

You will receive £500 if you are successfully appointed with Hillcrest Futures

£250 on successful completion of your 6 month probation period

£250 on successful completion of 12 months service

 

The Service

Hillcrest Futures are looking to recruit a Peer Support Worker to join our Homeless Accommodation Services.  This post will work with people in Angus.

The Peer Support Worker will work within the Homeless accommodation services to help provide overdose awareness, support access to Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP), distribute naloxone as well as developing initiatives to engage, mentor and coach people as part of their recovery through one to one and group activities.

The Peer role will be to help to 'support and connect' people to the wider specialist and mainstream support available within local Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). This will include supporting access to specialist IEP and treatment services as well as other health and welfare support, including further peer support and mutual aid.

This is a Fixed Term post for twelve months.

 

The Role

As a Peer Support Worker you will:

  • Oversee the provision of training on overdose prevention and the use and distribution of naloxone.
  • Provide support to people after a non-fatal overdose, link individuals into existing specialist services, accompany individuals to appointments, introduce individuals to mutual aid and support them to attend.
  • Share your own lived experience of drug dependence and share the tools you used in your own recovery.
  • Provide training for staff, identify local networks for referral including Specialist IEP provision, BBV testing and Treatment, specialist drug and alcohol treatment services, mutual aid and recovery groups, wider welfare and support services.

 

You Will

  • Have personal lived experience;
  • Have experience of supporting people and knowledge of recovery support in the Angus area;
  • Be self-motivated and able to work under your own initiative.

 

Company Benefits

  • Free access to a comprehensive Health and Well-being Package, including wellness assistance with programs for on-line fitness
  • Free access to on-line discounts for well-known retailers
  • Recognition and Reward Scheme
  • Flexible Working Patterns
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Free core training provided
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Savings Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • PVG Costs Paid

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