Leeds: Peer Support Group and Development Worker (Young People), Leeds Mind

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Leeds Mind is the city’s leading mental health charity. We have faith and optimism in our clients and so the services we deliver are built around their needs. We support the people of Leeds to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ from periods of poor mental health, and to live life independently with their mental health condition.

​Our values of Kindness, Hope, Respect, Empowerment, Support, and Inclusion are pivotal to the work we do.

​Our Service

The post holder will join Leeds Mind’s successful Peer Support team with responsibility for our THRU (Talk, Help, Relate, Understand) project for young people aged 14-25.

Leeds Mind’s peer support model has gained local, regional, and national recognition, and THRU was recently commended in the ‘Doing it for Ourselves’ category in the national Marsh Awards. We are proud to support all peer support staff and volunteers to share their own lived experience of mental health difficulties as an integral part of their roles.

The Role

​​The Peer Support Group Worker and Development Worker (Young People) role requires lived experience of mental health difficulties. The purpose of the role is to deliver skills courses and workshops and/or support groups for 14-25 year olds at venues across the city (including educational establishments). The post holder will work closely with the other THRU Peer Support Group Worker and the Peer Support Team Leader to ensure the successful delivery of a citywide service.

We would particularly encourage candidates under the age of thirty to apply.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Lived experience of mental health difficulties
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a group setting
  • Facilitation of peer-led groups
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and young people
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Hours – 35 hours per week including some evening work

Scale – NJC Scale 5 points 12 to 17

Salary – £22,571- £24,920 per annum, pro rata

Contract – Permanent

Closing Date – Midnight, Sunday 29 May

Interview Date – Tuesday 7 June

The role is based at Clarence House, Clarence Road, LS18 4LB, with some working from home and in the community.

For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please Tel: 07952752270 and speak to Emlyn Hagan.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a right to work in the UK check as well as an enhanced DBS check. Leeds Mind is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Reg charity number: 1007625