Peer Supporter Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Cumbria

Title: Peer Supporter

Company: Cumbria

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Healthcare, Law/Legal

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust’s (CNTW) North Cumbria locality, for several new Peer Supporter roles to work across both our inpatient and community services. The posts will be available in a variety of different settings specifically Crisis and Home Treatment Teams, Older Adults, Children’s and Young Peoples’ Services and Inpatient settings, as well as Learning Disabilities in the future.

The Peer Supporter role is a vital part of our plan to continually improve the service that we provide. The role is aimed at people with personal lived experience and/or experience of caring for someone, who has lived with mental health issues. The principal role of the post will be to support service users throughout their journey through our services, to establish greater control over their lives and decisions, and build resilience during their care and treatment.

This is a unique opportunity to work as part of a Clinical Team, utilising your personal experience to inspire people through their own recovery path. The role focuses on creating trusting relationships whilst supporting service users (and or carers) in their journey of recovery.

You will be expected to offer a different perspective and real understanding through:

Sharing stories to find a mutual connection.

Supporting individuals to identify personal recovery goals and contribute to care planning.

Group work, as well as 1:1 work, using wellness plans and tools. You will co-develop therapeutic groups, dependent on your experience, working with a multi-disciplinary team.

Recording progress and concerns, working in a manner which ensures confidentiality and security.

Building service user confidence through their care pathway and towards their own aspirations of a meaningful recovery.

This will be a challenging, but rewarding role, working with people presenting with a range of mental health issues and risks. The post holder must have the ability to communicate where there are barriers to understanding, and they must be able to work as part of a team. They must be confident in working and communicating with people and demonstrate strong recovery values in, inspiring hope and empowerment in others.

As an employee of CNTW, the well-being of all of our staff is vitally important. The post holder will have several avenues of support but should also feel confident in their own personal skills and abilities to draw upon their own resilience’s and strengths to sustain their own well-being throughout this role.

The Post will also involve contributing to the continuing development of the Peer Support Worker role and linking in with Third sector and/or recovery colleges.


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