Peer Support Worker for women and families experiencing perinatal loss
- Fixed Term Contract until March 2022
- 23 hours a week
- £23,541 pro-rata
We’re Bethel Health and Healing Network. We specialise in supporting vulnerable pregnant women and mothers living in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. We also provide a listening service called Rapha for anyone with low level mental health issues.
We have recently received funding for a new post to support women and their families who have experienced perinatal loss and may also be experiencing mental health issues as a result.
The new role of Peer Support Worker will be based with our Doula Service team. We pride ourselves on our close working relationships with the NHS, other health care providers and partners. Together with a dedicated team of volunteers, we deliver a high quality and compassionate service for our clients.
About the role
As a Peer Support Worker, you will provide practical assistance, advice, and support to service users to assist their recovery. You will raise awareness of perinatal loss and/or perinatal mental health with service users, staff, managers and all other stakeholders. You will support the development and delivery of a wide range of interventions and encourage families to engage in activities and opportunities available to them to aid their recovery and remain well. You will model personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and hopefulness.
Support to undertake the role
Whilst a rewarding role, we recognise it will also be a demanding one. You will receive continuous support to enable you to undertake this role effectively. As part of this support, you will also receive pastoral supervision from a senior therapist if dealing with the effects of loss or triggers that arise from the work as well as learning concepts that you can use with your clients.
- Recruitment Pack Peer Support Worker (PDF)
- Job Description Peer Support Worker (Word Doc)
- Bethel Application Form 2021 (Word Doc)
Closing date for applications: 5pm on 9 June 2021
Interview date: 17 June 2021
Thank you for your interest in this post and Bethel Health and Healing Network.