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Reconnect Peer Support Worker South Yorkshire

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Hours between 22.5 and 37 per week available
Barnsley
This role is fixed term up to 31 March 2025, with possible extension
Touchstone
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14th July 2024

How to Apply

To apply, please send your application form to recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk.

Applications and a link for the information session can be found at the Touchstone website.

Job Description

Touchstone is a multi-award-winning mental health and wellbeing charity operating in communities across Yorkshire. Touchstone understands that we can only deliver excellence to the people we serve if the people we recruit are happy, empowered, supported to reach their potential and trusted to lead.

RECONNECT is a care after custody service that seeks to improve the continuity of care of people leaving prison from HMP Doncaster, HMP Hatfield, HMP Lindholme, HMP Moorland and HMP New Hall or an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) with an identified health need, including poor mental health, substance use, learning difficulty, neurodiversity, reduce inequalities and address health-related drivers of offending behaviours.

We are seeking Peer Support Workers who will get the opportunity to gain experience of working with people who have been in custody as part of an exciting new service. You will work with a team to put lived experience at the centre of delivery ensuring safe transition from prison healthcare to community healthcare. This post is open to anyone who has lived experience of being in custody and any of the vulnerabilities listed above.

Information Session: Tuesday 9 July 2024, 10am-11am via Teams
Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 23 July 2024

As an employee of Touchstone, all successful applicants continually benefit from the following:

Personal wellbeing budget
28 days annual leave (rising to 31 after 2 years) + 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)
Agile working policy
Cycle to work scheme
Access to counselling and 24/7 confidential staff Mindful Employer helpline
Health and wellbeing and fun organisational staff away days
Inclusive maternity and parental policies and pay
A full range of staff and peer support networks
Excellent staff engagement
Lots of learning and development opportunities
Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy. Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you. Applications can be obtained by visiting www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or by e-mailing recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk

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