Roles

APP is seeking sessional peer support workers with lived experience of Postpartum Psychosis to provide peer support to women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis in the Lancashire and South Cumbria community and the Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit in Chorley.

SESSIONAL PEER SUPPORT WORKERS

Home-based (with travel to the Ribblemere Mother & Baby Unit, Chorley and around the Lancashire and South Cumbria regions)
£14.30 per hour plus statutory holiday pay
These are sessional (casual) roles: hours will vary according to need and will be agreed in advance. We expect hours available for work by each sessional peer support worker to normally be 7 or fewer each week.

APP is the national charity providing support and information to mums and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis (PP). PP is a severe form of postnatal mental illness that develops, often out of the blue, in the days and weeks following childbirth. APP works with women, families, academics and specialist clinicians to: raise awareness of PP; develop information; train health professionals; facilitate research; and run an award-winning specialist peer support service. APP works alongside the new inpatient perinatal service at Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Chorley and the community perinatal mental health team in Lancashire and South Cumbria providing peer support to women and family members affected by Postpartum Psychosis.

The sessional workers will provide peer support to women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis; help to run a monthly café group; support volunteers; and participate in awareness raising activities, regional perinatal events/networks, and health professional training. If you have excellent interpersonal skills, in depth understanding of postpartum psychosis, knowledge of the principles of peer support, and experience of supporting others as a volunteer or worker we would love to hear from you.

Action on Postpartum Psychosis is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Based on the experience required to effectively deliver the work, these roles are only open to female applicants; we are relying on a protected characteristic as a genuine occupational requirement as permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information, please see the applicant information pack.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than two pages of A4) to kim@app-network.org, together with the contact details and equality and diversity monitoring form that you can download below. The contact details form contains your consent for us to process your application and must be included.

Application deadline: 5th February 2019

Interviews will be held on 14th or 15th February in the Preston area.