Peabody runs many projects in Hackney supporting people with Mental Health issues. The customers we work with all have a significant and enduring mental health diagnosis. Our customers can exhibit behaviours which are challenging. This is often due to past trauma. Customers may have a forensic/ offending history. Some customers will have a dual diagnosis – enduring mental health problems alongside drug and alcohol use.
Our peers work with our customer to support customers on their individual recovery journey by supporting them to develop a sense of hope, confidence and acceptance of their recovery. Peers share their personal experiences to support customers to develop their own recovery techniques.
We would expect peers to visit customers to support them to develop Wellness Plans and provide emotional support to individuals, showing empathy, sharing experience, and inspiring hope in line with the recovery model.
The peer role draws on your own personal experiences of recovery to support customers who have a desire to develop their own recovery techniques. You will be supporting customers to develop a sense of hope, confidence, and acceptance, by sharing (but not imposing), their personal experiences.
At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.
Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.