Stroud, Gloucestershire
Independence Trust
Job Type:
Full Time
Closing date:
8th May 2017 at 23:55

35 hours per week

We are looking for a Peer Development Worker to be based within our Wellbeing team in Stroud, covering Cirencester, Dursley and surrounding areas.

The role will involve:

  • Supporting the development and delivery of a range of peer support sessions and activities within the district.
  • Supporting the development of activities that promote better management of mental health recovery
  • Liaising directly with the district well-being team and other community and mental health services

We work with a person centered approach to ensure we meet the needs of the individual and to maintain the individual’s independence.

Undertaking strength based assessments to establish client aspirations for wellbeing and recovery will also be a key part of the role, as will the ability to be part of the rota system for the triage of clients to meet targets of assessment.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in challenging conditions with individuals who may be vulnerable, have a flexible approach to team working as well as having the ability to travel to locations countywide.  A full driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.  Fixed term to 31st March 2019.


Closing date for applications:            Midnight on 8th May 2017
Shortlisting Date:                               9th May 2017
Interview Dates:                                 15th May 2017

For informal enquiries only please contact Sue Tomlinson, District Co-ordinator on 01453 767999 or 07870 808629.

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. If you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date then you should assume your application has not been successful.



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