Peer Mentor - Wrexham Doorstop

Location Wrexham
Job Category: Residential Support Work
Job type: Permanent Role
Salary: £21,336.75 per annum pro rata
Contact name: David Wylie

Contact email: david.wylie@thewallich.net
Job ref: 004062
Published: 7 months ago

Hours of Work: 16 hours per week - between Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00 - specific work pattern to be agreed upon successful appointment. 

The Wallich is a leading homelessness and rough sleeping charity in Wales. For more information about our innovative work to support people across the country, visit The Wallich website.   Find out about Wales' leading homelessness charity, The Wallich   www.thewallich.com/about-us  

Do you have lived experience of substance misuse, homelessness or emotional ill health? 

Do you feel like you are courageous, determined, authentic, compassionate and have a sense of community? 

At The Wallich we’re looking for the right people, not the right work histories. 

Tell us in a covering letter what makes you the right person and we can teach you the rest‿.

Project Description

The project operates across Wrexham working with Service Users who will be stable and/or in treatment or recently released from prison and engaged in relapse prevention work with the Substance Misuse Service. The service provides residential and floating support with the aim of meeting individuals’ needs, which promote independence and lead to a sustainable move-on. The project also provides housing related support within people’s homes or in the community, with the aim of preventing homelessness and increasing independence.  The project is funded through the Housing Support Grant and is required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are: 

- Promoting Personal and Community Safety 

- Promoting Independence and Control 

- Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control 

- Promoting Health and Wellbeing 

Purpose of Role

The Peer Mentor Team will create a bespoke service that has the flexibility and understanding that people with chaotic lifestyles and complex needs require. Peer Mentors will work alongside Wallich Doorstop Team to enhance the support available to this client group. 

In addition, post holders will also encourage engagement with diversionary activities through the Participation & Progression Team. 

Lived experience of homelessness and/or the associated challenges is essential to this role. These roles fall within the Participation & Progression Team and support the wider operational delivery of Wallich rough sleeper services. 

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and is ringfenced for individuals with lived experience.

We are not utilising agencies with this role and kindly ask that agencies do not approach to assist us with this vacancy.

Follow the link below to view the full job description and person specification. Please refer to this information when completing your CV and Cover Letter; see our    Application Guidance for tips on what to include: 

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Employee Benefits 

Closing date for this vacancy is 1st December 2023 at 09:00am. 

The Wallich reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration.