Peripatetic Peer Support Co-ordinator – Kent - £23,500 to £28,800 Travel Allowance – Full Time
Our client currently has an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Coordinator working across their Kent Prisons services including HMP Maidstone, Rochester and East Sutton Park. The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly across those units, working closely with the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners to coordinate Peer Support across the different teams.
Our client is a social enterprise that empowers people to break the cycle of crime or addiction to move forward with their lives. For more than 25 years they have been working with people to build positive and productive lives, whatever their past. They believe that anyone is capable of lasting change. Their services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.
Working alongside their successful teams of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners and Health Professionals you will be providing training to clients to become Peer supporters and take a lead in motivating and encouraging client’s involvement. One of the key targets will be measuring outcomes, so co-operative working relationships with other partner agencies is vital to this role.
To be successful in this role you will need to have a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social or equivalent, experience and knowledge of supporting clients with substance misuse issues, a good understanding of recovery and the criminal justice system.
HMP East Sutton Park has limited access by public transport and requires access to own means of transport.
They will consider applications from candidates with a Nursing and/or Criminal Justice background and applications from candidates who are themselves in recovery will be welcomed.
Our client offers an excellent benefits package including work-related clinical supervision allowance, Simply Health coverage, competitive annual leave entitlements and a contributory pension scheme. They also support their employees to achieve both professional and personal development.
They are committed to equality of opportunity. They select candidates based on their abilities and skills and nothing else. They are dedicated to enhancing the diverse profile of their organisation to reflect the communities within which they work.
You will need to fill in an application form with supporting statement on the company website. Once you submit via the apply button below you will be sent by email a link to the direct page where you can apply, and view the Job Description.
Please ensure your supporting statement lists clear examples which demonstrate your competencies in relation to the person specification and being the right candidate for the role. Please ensure you provide specific examples from previous work experience on how you meet each criterion. (Please use additional sheets if necessary)
They are unable to accept CV’s.
Closing date for applications: 13/12/2017 (10:00 am)