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Ref: 19/37 – Peer Support Group Worker

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Location: Merseyside Merseyside & Lancashire

Salary: £9,619.00

Hours: 18.75 hours per week

Job Reference: 19/37

Closing Date: On-going

Job Type: Work Role

Imagine Independence is a charity with a positive approach to mental health which works to promote opportunities for people to live a full and independent life. We are proud to have the support of up to 150 volunteers and over 200 staff members to help those who need us.

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Based in Knowsley          

To provide support to a range of groups within the Knowsley Social Inclusion Service. To support the development of self-managed peer-led groups. To help identify people who are ready to move to other strands of the service and support their referral to other strands.

  • To empower service user groups to develop and lead peer sessions in the community.
  • To work in a way that encourages and enables service users to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Support service delivery when necessary and encourage service users to have active control in both planning and direction.
  • To record group activity and keep service database up to date as required for non-mainstream Service Users.
  • Assist in Identifying individuals who may wish to access social inclusive activities and refer them to other areas of the service such as the Bridge Building Service.
  • To support volunteers in their day to day duties.
  • To provide a range of options to assist group’s independence e.g. managing a budget, electing committees, choosing training and organising fund raising events.

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Completed application forms are to be returned by email to ldanson@imagineindependence.org.uk

Please note that we shortlist from received application forms only, we do not accept CVs.

Closing date for applications: ongoing (This vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received)

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Imagine Independence aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community