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Carer Peer Support Worker

Sussex / United Kingdom / Code: EPJ02318

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Do you have expertise from your own experience of caring for someone with mental health problems? We are sourcing Career Peer Support Workers for our Client based in Sussex.



Carer Peer Support Worker

Primary speciality: Mental Health

Min salary: £20,330

Max salary: £21,777

Salary: pro rata

Working pattern: Part time

Hours / sessions per week: 18.5 hours per week

Contract type: Fixed term

Contract duration: 12 months

*You must have the right to work in the UK, no VISA sponsorship is available*

Job overview

Carer Peer Support Worker (Band 3)

Half-time, 1-year fixed term 

Do you have expertise from your own experience of caring for someone with mental health problems?

Are you looking for an opportunity to share what you have learnt with other Carers and to work with a community mental health team to improve Carer engagement and involvement?

We are creating a new Carer Peer Support Worker role based at our Assessment and Treatment Service.

We are a community secondary mental health service that works with Service users who are struggling with severe mental health problems, many of whom have friends or family who act as unpaid Carers. The role of the Carer Peer Support Worker is to provide information and support to these Carers; to help them understand the mental health system and to help them work collaboratively with our clinical team to achieve the best possible outcomes for their loved ones.


Main duties of the job

The Carer Peer Support Worker works collaboratively and aims to assist in improving the wellbeing of family and friend carers of people who use the

Assessment and Treatment Service through:

  • Supporting Carers directly.
  • Providing useful information for Carers about mental health
  • Building support networks for Carers.
  • Working with the clinical team to build collaborative alliances with Carers who may be struggling.
  • To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Working for our organisation

In return for your skills and enthusiasm we can offer you interesting and rewarding work in a team which prides itself with providing support, learning opportunities and regular supervision.

The successful candidate must be able to travel, preferably being able to drive using their own transport.

The post is 18.5hrs per week. We are a 9-5 Monday to Friday service but the working pattern can be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

1. To share and discuss common experiences with family and friend carers in a variety of settings

2. To initiate, establish and maintain relationships with family and friend carers in a variety of settings, while developing trust and rapport

3. Act as a coach and mentor to family and friend carers by providing information about support and services available for them

4. Work collaboratively with community services to support the Carers & Clinics 

5. Provide advice and signpost Carers to other support and relevant training

6.  Actively seek to understand, communicate and support family and friend carers’

views and needs to internal and external stakeholders in a variety of settings

7.  Develop links across other organisations that support carers

8.  Receive and participate in clinical supervision 

9. Participate in the evaluation, monitoring and audit of the Carer Peer Role with support from the People Participation Team

10.  Participate in the evaluation and audit activities in the Assessment and Treatment Service relevant to family and friend carers with support from professionals in the teams

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • A recognised qualification in an area related to the workplace or equivalent technical/life skills
  • Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning


Essential criteria

  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Experience of working with people with mental health difficulties
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Experience of being supervised
  • Lived experience of mental health issues/difficulties
  • Managing personal mental health and recovery
  • Knowledge of Peer Support, Recovery and Wellbeing in mental health and ability to apply this throughout your work
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