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Peer Support Worker Opportunities (PT) – Camden Crisis Café

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
NW1 2PY, Camden, London (Greater)
£22,548 per year pro rata, rising to £23,112 per year pro rata after 1 year and successful probation
Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Care and support, Housing / neighbourhood management, Social Care
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

About the Service/Department

Working within Hestia’s crisis alternative operational team, the Café will provide a safe, welcoming and non-clinical environment to support people who are experiencing psychological distress. The primary aim is to provide an alternative community setting for people in a mental health crisis, who may otherwise attend A&E or access other urgent and emergency services.

About the role

Some of the main responsibilities of the role include:

  • To draw upon your own lived experience of mental health and recovery journey to empathetically assist service users to move forward positively from crisis
  • Provide formalised peer support and practical assistance to service users
  • Provide inspiration to individuals experiencing mental distress
  • To greet Crisis Café attendees and work with the team to establish their immediate and longer-term support needs
  • To co-produce small group and activity sessions to support the needs of service users

About you

  • The ability to rapidly form and sustain a trusting relationship with service users/carers and other peer support workers and professionals
  • Lived experience of the acute mental health care pathway (e.g. ED attendance, acute admissions etc.)
  • Knowledge of recovery tools, mental health and wellbeing support and services available in the local area
  • Able to demonstrate a general understanding of mental health issues with a positive non-judgemental approach towards individuals in crisis with mental health support needs

What Hestia offers

  • Holiday allowance 
  • Company Pension
  • Learning and Development Opportunities 
  • Hestia Rewards 
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools 
  • If applicable to the role, Hestia will also support you on joining our existing ASYE (Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) programme if you are interested and fit the criteria.

About Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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