Job title: Peer Support Worker
Location: Barnet, NW9, London
Salary: £27,750 per year pro rata, actual salary £22,200 for 28 hours per week
Contract: Until 31st August 2024, extendable subject to funding, Part-time
Closing date: 19 September 2021
Do you work well in a team and believe in the social model of disability? Can you build and sustain relationships with customers based on mutuality and peer support? Do you enjoy managing a varied caseload of people and working in a person centred and empowering way? “Are you enthusiastic about tackling the barriers that disabled people face on a day-to-day basis ? Then this could be the role you’re looking for.
We are looking to employ two passionate, motivated individuals with excellent communication and people skills to join our Touchpoint Team as part of a team of four Touchpoint Peer Workers. Launched in October 2018, Touchpoint supports people experiencing any form of disability in Barnet to access the services and resources they need so they can live the life they want to live.
As a Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation, we aim to work with people as equal partners to support positive change. You will have your own lived experience of disability (which could include a long term condition or mental health issues), and be able to use the knowledge this brings you to empower other people overcome the barriers they’re facing.
You may have experience in a related role, perhaps in the advice or advocacy sector, but you may come from a different sector, bringing a host of transferable skills. In return, you will become part of a friendly and supportive team, working within a focused but flexible culture, where diversity is valued and you can bring your whole self to work.
The roles are for 28 hours a week. Currently it involves a mixture of home working (due to COVID) and office working from our modern, open plan office in Barnet and Southgate College, Colindale. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation with an enthusiastic and friendly team of colleagues.
To apply, send your CV plus a detailed covering letter explaining how you would use your own lived experience of disability or a long term condition or mental health issue to provide meaningful peer support.
Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Fixed term contract to 31/08/24, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding. The successful candidates will need to undergo a DBS check. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on the 22nd September.
Inclusion Barnet is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) number 1158632
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