Peer Support Worker - Dual Diagnosis

The Cellar Trust is working in partnership with Project 6 to deliver a new and innovative service for people in the Airedale area who have a dual diagnosis of mental health problems and substance use.

The role of the Peer Support Worker is to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others. You will predominantly work with people who attend Third Place, the street drinkers service at Project 6.

As an integral and highly valued member of a multi-disciplinary team, this dual diagnosis Peer Support Worker will provide practical assistance to clients in order for them to regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process. Working with clients on a 1-1 and/or group basis you will promote choice, self-determination, and opportunities for the fulfilment of socially valued roles and connection to local communities.

Please see the job description for further detail on working hours, job location, emotional effort and the key duties and responsibilities for this role which include:

  • Working with unconditional positive regard and empower clients to build their resilience and move forward in their recovery
  • Working with clients on a one-to-one and occasionally group basis both in person and over the telephone/video call
  • Using a brief therapy approach to help the de-escalation of crisis and distress
  • Working with clients to talk about their distress, and how they can manage it going forward
  • Supporting clients in the development of wellness and safety plans
  • Working on the Keighley Pathways project, to support people in crisis in partnership with other local organisations
  • Working with a high level of awareness of safeguarding in order to both prevent and respond appropriately to abuse
  • Sharing ideas about achieving recovery goals, drawing on personal experiences and a range of coping, self-help and self-management techniques to help clients identify their own goals

Job Description
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Closing date: 24th September 2021 12:00pm
Hours: 28.25 hrs (3.5 days) per week pro-rata
Salary: £21,635 - £23,635
Salary Frequency: Per annum
This job is connected with: The Cellar Trust