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Peer Support Worker - Recovery College

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
22/10/2021 23:59
£18,562 to £18,933
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
22 Oct

Further information

Sunderland Care and Support is one of the largest providers of social care services within the North East delivering a range of service on behalf of Sunderland City Council. We provide person centred innovate services that improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our mission is to provide customers with the care and support they need to live happy, healthy and successful lives.

We value all our staff and believe investing in them through training and development forms the foundation to deliver excellence in care. A job with us not only makes a difference to our customers lives but can also be lifechanging for you.

Sunderland Recovery College offer courses, workshops and drop-in classes to residents of Sunderland living with mental health issues. We pride ourselves on being a safe place for people to come and network and learn, as they move through their recovery journey.

The purpose of the role is to provide and promote person-centred support to Students including people who have a range of mental health needs, learning and physical disabilities.

The purpose of this role is to enrol students into the College to work alongside them to develop their individual learning plans and choose the course the student identifies. To support the enrolment process with information, advice and guidance about progression through and on to next steps.

The post holder will co-produce, co-facilitate and support the range of recovery focused learning opportunities provided by the service for all students attending the College.

The post holder will uphold the recovery focused culture and philosophy of the college in all interactions and tasks with students, the college team, external partners, family, friends, members of the public and visitors to the college.

Working effectively as part of a team, undertaking tasks to support and enable people to achieve their maximum level of independence through appropriate physical, emotional and psychological support including signposting, basic health needs, practical tasks, appropriate communication and community involvement.

The post holder will commit to the vision, core values and objectives of Sunderland Recovery College.

This role requires a Peer Support Worker who can work as a member of the team and on their own initiative. It is essential to be recovery focused, friendly and approachable and able to support the college to deliver all aspects of the learning opportunities, learning support and student welfare the college provides. The role demands dedication, commitment, flexibility, loyalty, compassion, and confidentiality.

Application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment.SCAS@sunderlandcareandsupport.co.uk or via post to The Recruitment Team, Sunderland Care and Support, Leechmere Centre, Carrmere Road, Sunderland, SR2 9TQ.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you provide on your application form. We will contact shortlisted candidates by email to confirm the arrangements for interview and an online assessment. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notification as you will not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder.

Due to the current restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, interviews will be via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful following the recruitment process any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note CVs or covering letters will not be accepted.

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