Anawim, Closing date 26 May

Female Peer Support Worker

Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

This post is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Fixed term to March 2023

Two roles available

Location: Ardenleigh Secure Women’s Service/ Anawim Women’s Centre and other community settings

Grade: SCP 18-21

Salary: £19,994 - £21,984 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: 16 hours per week 

Job Purpose:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Female Peer Support Worker to be part of a tailored pilot project in partnership with Ardenleigh Secure Women’s Blended Service and Anawim Women’s Centre, aiming to improve women’s experiences of secure care, reduce length of stay in hospital as well as preventing women in the community from spiraling and entering such a facility in the first place.

About you:

Could you engage, encourage and support service users experiencing mental health issues by:
• Developing their understanding of recovery
• Helping to motivate them towards reintegration and rehabilitation
• Modelling your own recovery process, demonstrating coping skills, based on your own lived experience of secure forensic mental health services.

You will be involved in the planning and evaluation of the service, supporting service users to have a good level of involvement also.

For more information, please visit:  to download the Job Description, Person Specification & Application Form.

Closing date: Thursday 26th May 2022 at 5pm
Interview date: Wednesday 8th June 2022