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*** VACANCY***Veteran Peer Support Worker Job Lothian

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 Peer Support Worker
Location:  Argyle House EH3 9DR Grade:  Band 3
Category:  Nursing & Midwifery Salary:  Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)
Contract:  FixedTerm Duration: Fixed-term
Region:  Lothian Hours: 30
Job type: NotSpecified Date posted:  06 Mar 2020
Ref:  018627 Closing date:  24 Mar 2020
Reas Core ,Reas (Lothian)

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

Post Title:Band 3 Peer Support Worker

Location: Veterans First Point, Lothian Floor K, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DR

Grade: Band 3

Contract: March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Peer Support Worker to join the award winning 'Veteran F1rst Point Lothian' (V1PL) team. The holistic V1P model provides a range of social and mental health support facilitated by our peer support workers and clinicians. The job holder should have experience of military life and a keen interest in supporting veterans with a range of welfare and psychological needs.

Military service is an essential requirement of this post. Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide proof of service and any relevant qualifications.

More information regarding the V1P model can be found at

Full details and an application form are available on the NHS show website:

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Lucy Abraham Tel: 0131 220 9920.

Please note: As this post is part-time the salary will be pro-rata.

This post is fixed term until 31st March 2021.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**

The post-holder will be based in the Veterans' First Point Centre providing the first point of contact for practical support, advice and guidance to First Point service users across the full range of social, educational and welfare services.

The purpose of their contact with service users is to exchange information and in doing so assist the service users in setting and achieving their recovery goals.

The post-holder will bring unique personal (peer) experience of having served in the Armed forces or have experience of the Veteran Community which is crucial in terms of engaging this often hard to reach client group.