Are you a good listener?
Are you passionate about supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women and families experiencing perinatal mental health problems?
Have you lived experience of perinatal mental health issues or birth trauma and /or experience of providing peer support to women and their families in the perinatal period?
Do you want to join a growing charity and a team committed to supporting women and families experiencing perinatal mental health problems and enable recovery?
Do you understand the value of peer support to women and families?
If so our new Peer Support (BAME) Development Worker may be for you!
The Peer Support (BAME) Development Worker will take forward work to develop a culturally sensitive peer support offer, by researching, developing and delivering a wide range of interventions that inspire others and encourage them to engage in activities and opportunities available to support recovery from emotional and perinatal mental health issues. An understanding of the cultural and communication barriers that BAME women and their families may face when accessing support is essential.
The Peer Support (BAME) Development Worker will provide one to one peer support to mothers and fathers and establish support groups in response to identified needs, ensuring the groups run smoothly either virtually or in person (Covid-19 restrictions permitting)
As this role is peer support you must have lived experience of perinatal mental health issues/birth trauma and /or experience of providing peer support to women and their families in the perinatal period will be required. it is important that you feel well enough to be able to offer support to families who are struggling with such feelings now.
The Peer Support (BAME) Development Worker will support the recruitment of new volunteers to develop the capacity of Light to facilitate the delivery of culturally sensitive peer support.
Light is an experienced provider of peer support, you will be supported in this role by a peer support co-ordinator and the Light team.
Closing date for this role is 12 noon Wednesday 29th September 2021
Please send completed application forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the role please contact the Light office on 0114 438 8962.
Please note: interviews for this position will be held week commencing 11th October.