Peer Support Apprenticeship - Durham/Darlington

£4.15 an hour
17 September 2020 12 Noon
20/APP/02

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Please request an application pack via email to kelly.mcclay@nhs.net quoting 20/APP/02 - please do not complete an online application form.

Led by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), Humankind and Spectrum Community Health CIC will provide liaison and diversion services across Durham/Darlington and Peterlee.

The all age Liaison and Diversion service, will offer assessment, advice and support for people who come into contact with the criminal justice system and are experiencing mental health problems, have a learning disability or other complex needs. The service will also support staff within the criminal justice system with advice and signposting.

Humankind will deliver the community-based through-care and follow-up element of the service, including peer support engagement, to ensure people are able to access and engage with local services and resources to meet their individual needs

Humankind recognise and value the support lived experience can offer individuals and as such it is a requirement for these apprenticeships that apprentices must have lived experience of the criminal justice system.  This means you will have either spent time in prison or have been arrested and have been through the justice system.  As the role also does require you to engage with study you must be willing to undertake an NVQ in Adult Care with a local college.  

The recruitment process will involve an expression of interest, informal discussion with our Liaison and Diversion recruitment team, a discussion with the college to understand levels of educational ability and a risk assessment on previous convictions. 

We are looking to recruit peer mentor apprentices to work within the Liaison and Diversion team.

Main duties of the role include:

  • Supporting Service Users to engage/re-engage with community services by offering additional support, drawing on their own experiences.
  • Support  to identify  goals and hopes related to wellbeing
  • Support with signposting to community services or support groups
  • Providing emotional support to service users
  • Support service users to attend appointments

The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Thursday 17th September 2020.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • Up to 32 days Annual Leave per year (pro rata)
  • Optional Annual Leave purchase scheme
  • Competitive company pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.
  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye tests & discounts for VDU users
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional Learning & Development Opportunities