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Peer Activities Coordinator - Band 3

Band 3

Main area
Peer support worker
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
306-BEH-PW-ENF-OT
Site
Enfield
Town
Enfield
Salary
£19,737 - £21,142 p.a. + £3,784 HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/09/2020 23:59

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million.

In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS), rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. This service treats and cares for people within the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19. NLFS delivers mental health care across some of the prisons and provides mental health services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury.

We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services and mental health liaison services in North Middlesex University Hospitals Trust.

Our values and quality improvement are at the heart of everything we do, please consider joining us.​

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Peer Activities Coordinator who has personal experience of mental health challenges to join our Inpatient Therapy Team in Enfield. Peer Workers are an integral role in the model of care we are developing. Please refer to the Peer Worker Recruitment Pack attached to this job advert which outlines Peer Working at the Trust.

The Inpatient Therapy Team provides assessment and therapy group programmes to patients on the five Adults inpatient wards Devon, Dorset, Sussex, Suffolk and Somerset Villa. The Team provides both Specialist Therapy assessments to patients and offers a needs lead, patient centred individual and group based Activity and Therapy Programme.

Clients on the inpatient wards present with acute or enduring mental health symptoms, and often have other co-existing diagnoses which may include a range of physical diagnoses. Some clients have been detained under the Mental Health Act and may need skilled support in integrating back in the community following admission to hospital.

We offer excellent opportunities for personal development through training, regular supervision and appraisals by the Team Manager. We also provide monthly peer-to-peer supervision with Peer Workers across the whole Trust and offer a supportive platform to help you develop your skills.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Kate Cartmell
Job title
Therapy Team Lead -OT
Email address
Kate.cartmell@nhs.net
Telephone number
02087025553
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