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Cocoon Family Support is a small and passionate team of employees, volunteers and trustees. We are dedicated to supporting families across London with perinatal mental health issues. If you would like to join our team please see what current job roles are available below.

Peer Support Drop-In Facilitator

Cocoon Family Support is a London based charity which provides information, support and activities to families affected by perinatal mental health conditions

We are seeking a candidate to facilitate our well populated Saturday morning family drop-in session based in Camden Town.

Tasks/duties

This is a non-clinical role. The peer will work collaboratively with clients, co-workers and the community. He/she will advocate on behalf of clients and help clients to navigate and introduce clients to Cocoon Family Support services and local health and social services systems. The candidate will work closely with clients to address problems and answer questions, gather and provide information and advice, and connect clients to resources and to the community. She will initiate, establish and maintain relationships with clients while developing trust and rapport. The peer will act as a coach and mentor, and help clients to set goals and work toward developing skills. He/she will share and discuss common experiences with clients. The peer will help to build a collective sense of community for clients, and help clients to create meaningful lives in the community. The peer will be responsible for planning, organizing, developing, leading and facilitating group activities. The peer will complete administrative duties, such as sending and receiving email and telephone calls, and completing required documentation. He/she will also complete any training required for the position. The candidate will communicate and work collaboratively with team members, attend team meetings, and meet with supervisors to discuss performance. You will be in charge of the smooth running of our Saturday morning drop-in, this will include working as a team leader for our volunteers.

Qualifications

Candidates must have experience of mental health issues in the perinatal period (antenatal and/or postnatal). The incumbent should possess a holistic perspective of “health.” Candidates will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a wide range of settings with people from diverse backgrounds, including clients and co-workers. Candidates should be comfortable working either one-on-one or in group settings, must possess excellent interpersonal skills and should be able to adapt to changing situations. Active involvement in the community and a willingness to collaborate with others is required. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills. They should be comfortable with public speaking and facilitation of group workshops or activities. They should also be comfortable coaching others, and possess negotiation skills. Candidates should be well-organized and have some experience planning and designing events and activities. Computer skills would be an asset.

Position Details

We are offering a 12 month part-time contract. You will be expected to work 2.5 hours a week, £25 p/h. We will provide full training for the role. Full DBS check will be required and two references – one personal and one professional

If you are interested in applying for this role please send us your CV’s and covering letters by Monday 29th October 2018 to info@cocoonfamilysupport.org