Carer Peer Support Worker (Carers Centre Sutton)

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Published date: 10 January 2022
Closing date for applications: 21 January 2022

Salary: £26,061.00

Reporting to: Carer Peer Support Development Lead (including Triangle of Care)

Hours: 35 hours per week, with occasional evening or weekend work for which Time Off in Lieu will be given

Annual Leave: 28 days per annum pro rata plus statutory holidays



Main Purpose of Post:


Reporting to the Sutton Carers Centre (SCC) Carer Peer Support Development Lead, the post holder will work as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme (CMHTP) and new, multi-agency Integrated Delivery Hub to improve the identification of Mental Health Carers as well as Carers with mental health issues; using your own lived and professional experience, you also will provide individualised support for these Carers in a whole-family context.


Headline responsibilities are:

  • To work alongside the other Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Peer Support Workers, the NHS Peer Support Co-ordinator, and the SCC Carer Peer Support Development Lead to improve identification of and support for Carers along the Mental Health (MH) pathways in Sutton and the broader South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

  • To assist in the direct provision of information, advice and support to Carers and families of adults with MH issues, identified via Sutton Community Mental Health Teams and partners.

  • To work with MH Carers (and/or Carers with MH needs) to identify their own health and social care needs and to deliver a range of interventions to promote wellbeing, both within the MH Trust and Sutton Carers Centre.

  • To support MH Carers in navigating the MH Trust Pathways, including the Integrated Delivery Hub services, to enable them to provide well-informed care for the family and friends they are supporting.

  • To work with the SCC Support Service to build capacity within voluntary, public and private sector organisations to effect sustainable changes for Carers of people who use MH services.

For more information, please click the links for the Job Description and Personal Specification

Closing Date for applications: We intend to keep applications open until Friday 21st January 2022. However, we will close the applications early, if an appointable candidate applies before this date.


Date of Interviews: We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received with plans to appoint as soon as a suitable candidate is identified