Lived Experience Job Opportunity with Devon Partnership Trust

Devon Partnership Trust are looking to recruit a new Peer Support Worker in to their new Community Rehab team based in Newton Abbot.

‘The role of peer support worker, in the rehabilitation and recovery team, has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of psychosis or bipolar. Through sharing wisdom from their own experiences, peer support workers will inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others.

As an integral and highly valued member of the multi-disciplinary team, the PSW will provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users in order for them to regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process. Within a relationship of mutuality and information sharing, they will promote choice, self- determination and opportunities for the fulfilment of socially valued roles and connection to local communities.

The PSW will act as a recovery champion within the team and an ambassador of recovery for the Trust with external agencies and partner organisations. There is also an expectation that PSWs will be involved in the on-going development of the role. As a core member of the multidisciplinary team, the PSW will work alongside an agreed number of service users on a 1:1 and/or group basis. The PSW will take a lead role in embedding recovery values within the service setting in which they work with other Trust recovery champions. Reporting directly to the Team Leader/Ward manager and under the professional supervision of the Peer Support Worker Lead, the PSW will be responsible for the delivery of peer support interventions as agreed within the peer relationship.’

Devon Partnership Trust

For more information, job spec and application from please follow the below link. The closing date is the 1st September 2023.

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