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Job Title:                  Peer Support Worker

Responsible To:     Senior Peer Worker

Pay:                            £11.75 per hour

Hours of Work:        9 hours

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Gannochy Trust.  This post is funded until March 2026.


Mindspace (formerly known as Perth Association for Mental Health) is a community based voluntary organisation committed to supporting and promoting the mental wellbeing of people in the Perth area. Mindspace is primarily funded by NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, the Scottish Executive and donations. Mindspace’s objective is to promote positive mental health in a safe and supportive environment through our Recovery Colleges, Counselling services and Peer Support Hub. 


The Peer Support worker (PSW) will work as an integral and highly valued member of the Mindspace team, providing supportive relationships to people with mental ill health principally with partners in the community of Perth or within a rural location.  The postholder will enable individuals to recognise their strengths, maximise their resources, cope with and self-manage their recovery.  Using their own lived experience of ill mental health and recovery and working within peer principles and values, the PSW will act as a role model to others, inspiring hope and belief in possibility of recovery for all.


Support people to identify and work towards recovery goals.
Support recovery education and wellness planning and access to self-help.
Share personal experiences in a way which is purposeful and intentional.
Support the development of problem solving skills.
Identify and support access to community resources and natural supports.
Support people through transitions.
Enhance recovery focused practice in teams.
Improve the team’s understanding of lived experience.
Raise individuals’, families’, professionals’ and organisations’ awareness of recovery through role modelling and training provision.
Participate in team meetings and reviews at Mindspace.
Ensure tools for measuring outcomes are used during the course of working with individuals and groups (Action Plan, Wellbeing Questionnaire and evaluation form).
Keep accurate record of hours worked and submitting it to Peer Support Development Worker.
Work closely with the locality team to support people with mental health problems.
Collaborate with other agencies and ensure that people are signposted onto appropriate support agencies.
Liaise with the local community to provide good working partnerships, promote the peer support service and to reduce stigma.
Attend local meetings, workshops and conferences of relevance to the service as agreed with the Peer Support Development Worker.
Participate in regular supervision with Peer Support Development Worker.
Participate in staff trainings and training as required.

The post holder will be expected, at all times, to be familiar and comply with the written policies, procedures and guidelines.

The responsibilities outlined above are not intended to be exhaustive and merely serve to indicate the nature and range of tasks involved. They reflect the current needs of the service and in consultation with the post holder are liable to be varied to reflect or anticipate changes to the developing nature of the service.

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