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What is a Peer Support Worker?

A Peer Support Worker plays an important role in assisting individuals who face mental health problems, by using their own experiences of mental health challenges. Therefore, allowing them to offer empathy and understanding to those in need.

Here are some common responsibilities of a Peer Support Worker:

  • Helping with everyday tasks such as grocery shopping, meal planning and more.
  • Offer a listening ear and emotional support to navigate the challenges of mental health issues.
  • Collaborate with service users to set achievable goals.
  • Connect service users with appropriate mental health services, ensuring they receive the necessary care and support.
  • In times of crisis, provide immediate support and assistance.
  • You will work closely with the community to organise events and activities.

Learn more about the role of a Support Worker here.

How much do Peer Support Workers get paid?

It varies depending on factors such as experience and location. In general, these positions offer competitive salaries. With the flexibility of both full and part time opportunities.

How to Become a Peer Support Worker:

  • Becoming a Peer Support Worker is a rewarding journey that begins with a genuine desire to make a difference.
  • This role requires you to have a close relationship with mental health challenges. This will enable you to connect and support those in need on a personal level.
  • Formal qualifications are not mandatory, however, relevant training and certificates will benefit you.
  • Your motivation to support individuals on their journey should be fuelled by compassion and empathy, to inspire them to reach their goals.
  • You must excel in communication. You need to listen, provide guidance and build trust.

Prospero Health & Social Care:

If you have experience of mental health challenges. A passion for helping others and the desire to work closely with service users. We encourage you to explore the wide range of Support Worker jobs available at Prospero Health & Social Care.

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