Peer Support Coordinator

Hiring People
£21,012 - 28,152 per year + £2,575 Regional Allowance
07 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Hiring People
Contract Type
Full Time

Peer Support Coordinator

Our clients are a UK leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment services, including 12-Step programmes. They deliver treatment and aftercare programmes – in prisons and in the community – which help people move away from addiction and crime. These services provide a variety of support, including advice, counselling, group work and intensive treatment.

Role Overview

Our clients currently have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Coordinator to join their Integrated Healthcare and Substance Misuse services at HMP Lewes. Working in a busy, successful team 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, and a good understanding of recovery and the criminal justice system.  

How to apply

Our clients 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 clients are committed to equality of opportunity. They select candidates based their abilities and skills and nothing else. They are dedicated to enhancing the diverse profile of our organisation to reflect the communities within which they work.

Please apply using the link provided and note that our clients are unable to accept CV’s.

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)

Closing date for applications: 16th October 2016 (23:59)

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