Peer Mentor - The Society of St James

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Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£18,327 - £19,183 Pro Rata

Closing date

25 October 2021

Peer Mentor
Homeless Drug and Alcohol Team
Permanent, Part time (hours negotiable)
Salary Scale: 15 – 17 (£18,327 to £19,183 per annum pro rata)

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Charity and Housing Association. The Society of St James (SSJ) has been working in Hampshire for over 40 years, delivering high impact,
person-centred, accommodation services to adults and young people experiencing homelessness, problematic substance use and mental health problems. We believe that every person is of worth and we are prepared to take risks to house and support the most vulnerable and socially excluded members of society.

The Role

The Homeless Drug and Alcohol Team is a new project funded to meet the needs of people who are homeless or living in interim accommodations and who are using drugs and/or alcohol. The service has been established to fill gaps in existing service provision and to make substance misuse treatment more accessible for those who find it difficult to access mainstream services. This is an exciting development opportunity for a team of Peer Mentors to join the team and support the delivery of a range of interventions and support options to service users.

The Peer Mentor position is very much a development post and SSJ is passionate about providing opportunities for training, reflective practice sessions and working alongside practitioners with a range of experience to support Peer Mentors with their professional development. Our aim is that these Peer Mentor posts can be a springboard into a range of other employment opportunities within SSJ or other support services.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have lived experience of homelessness, mental illness and/or substance misuse and will ideally have some experience of working in this sector.

The successful candidate will understand that recovery from a range of difficulties is an individual experience and will support service users in this way.

The ideal candidate will be passionate and innovative in their approach to service development and delivery and will be able to work closely with the current team to build the service from implementation.

Staff Benefits

We value and recognise our staff, offering some generous benefits, as well as the satisfaction of helping vulnerable people:

• A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days rising to 30 days, plus public holidays
• Flexible working options
• Buying additional annual leave
• Comprehensive induction and training
• Counselling, financial, personal support and health and wellbeing services via our Employee Assistance Programme
• Company cycle to work scheme
• Discounted laptops and computers with Jamie’s Computers

To apply, please send your CV & cover letter to explaining why you would be suitable for the position.

Please note that CV’s alone will not be considered during shortlisting.

Application closing date: 25th October 2021

Interview date: 10th November 2021

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Lucy Brown 07985668353 OR Sabrina Davis 07590865089

Due to the high number of expected applicants, we do reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier.

Should you not hear from us within 7 days of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion