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Respiratory Peer Support Worker


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Respiratory Peer Support Worker
Fixed term-12 months
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£22,535 to £24,517 pa pro rata Incl of Outer London HCAS
03/10/2019 23:59
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Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust, providing both mental health and community services, is an organisation that is going places!

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Respiratory Peer Support Worker


Respiratory Peer Worker Job Ad

Do you have a long-term respiratory condition?

Have you completed pulmonary rehab or an equivalent programme?

Do you want to change lives?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Peer Worker who has personal experience of a chronic respiratory condition to support people who use pulmonary rehab services to grow their confidence, skills and motivation to manage their condition effectively in the community. Your personal experience could include any long-term respiratory condition such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis.

In this role you will work as a part of Enfield’s Pulmonary Rehab Team. As a Peer Worker you will use your personal experience to contribute to the Pulmonary Rehab Programme and inspire people through your own story. The role of the Peer Worker is focused on creating trusting relationships with people who use the service to facilitate regular exercise in a number of locations around Enfield. In addition, you will develop your own in depth knowledge of relevant local community resources and help connect people who use the service to those resources.

We offer excellent opportunities for personal development through training, regularly 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.

This position is 12 hours per week on a 12-month fixed-term contract. Job share and flexibility will be considered by mutual agreement.

Please note you can only apply for this role if you have a long-term respiratory condition. All other applications will be rejected.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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