Vacancy - Wellbeing Peer Practitioner

Wellbeing Peer Practitioner

Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone affected by visible difference: a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different.

We are seeking a self-motivated, practitioner to project manage a new peer group / peer to peer programme at Changing Faces and to support the wellbeing of adults through a new online CBT programme.  The candidate must be experienced in supporting the psycho-social needs of adults with visible difference or similar, in both a group and 1-1 setting, with a flair for digital applications and project management.

This post has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

The purpose of the role is to:

  1. To develop new peer support interventions for people (children, parents, adults) affected by visible difference, with a focus on digital applications
  2. To provide peer support opportunities (facilitated group, peer to peer, online) to people affected by visible difference
  3. To provide support to clients to self-navigate and benefit from an online CBT tool, focussed on managing visible difference
  4. To position Changing Faces as the leading voice and expert on issues impacting people with visible differences.

You will have:

  • Project management experience, including impact reporting, report writing and budget management
  • A recognised post-graduate qualification in psychology, psychotherapy or counselling (registered) or a registered experienced health or social care professional
  • Experience of setting up a peer to peer programme in a health/social care/education/children & families setting, delivering via a variety of channels e.g., F2F, email, online support groups or other social media
  • Experience or recognised aptitude for client/support work with adults, parents, children & young people in a health/social care or education setting
  • Experience of autonomous management of a project and proven ability to work independently. E
  • Experience of working with clients with complex body image or health concerns
  • Knowledge and experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and social skills models and related techniques in group or 1-1 settings
  • Experience of delivering and facilitating training, either FTF and via online channels
  • Qualification in or proven track record of managing and running groups

Salary scale: £29,940.98 –  £33,698.84 pro rata . Changing Faces’ policy is to offer all posts at the first point on this scale.

Contract: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week), for a fixed term of 20 months

Location: based in London or Sheffield (interview in London)

Advert Closes: Sunday 28th April, 10pm

Interviews: Wednesday 8th May 2019 in Central London

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