Thrive Project Peer Worker Vacancy

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Space are recruting a Peer Worker as part of the Thrive Project working across Edinburgh in Space and the Broomhouse Hub and NHS Office.

The post is permanent working 33 hnours per week with a salary of £18,599 (pro-rata for part time).


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services across Edinburgh.  The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership working under NHS governance.

Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.

The Role

The main role of the Thrive Peer Worker is to use your own lived experience of mental health and recovery solutions to reduce the toll of poor mental health, and to promote good mental health practices, with citizens and within our communities. It is also about promoting the understanding and values of peer work.

This is achieved by providing short term, one-to-one, emotional and practical mental health support to citizens across South West Edinburgh, providing a space to discuss issues at their own pace, explore skill development and tools to support citizens to manage their mental health challenges

Peer support workers play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who use the service.

The full job description listing all key tasks is attached.

For more information about Thrive Edinburgh, click here.

If you would like to have a conversation about the role or project before applying please contact Sharon Gurr sharon@spacescot.org.

You can read the full job description and download an application pack online here. Completed Applications form and Covering Letter should be sent to admin@spacescot.org by 5.00pm Monday 6 December 2021.

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