Job Title: Peer Support Outreach Advisor
20 hours per week. 

Salary: £21,840 to £23,000 prorate.
(Depending on experience)                                        

Reports to: Officer

To apply please send a covering letter along with your CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 18th June 2024

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Member Support:

  •       Attending the NHS Spinal Injury Outreach Clinics
  • Provide one to one peer support to inpatients and members.
  • Organise coffee meet ups and workshops for members, in and around the Scottish Borders, bringing the spinal community together. 
  •       Informing people of the benefits of Spinal Injuries Scotland membership and signing up new members.
  •       Facilitate and support information sharing.
  •       Provide insight into the process of recovery through sharing of experience in a positive way.
  •       Interact positively and empathically with patients and/or family members.
  •       Be willing to share personal experiences with people with a spinal injury in a professional manner.
  •       Provide sound local knowledge that supports people living with a spinal injury.
  •       Build strong, supportive relationships with our service users & members.

Service and Organisation:

  •       Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Spinal Injuries Scotland policy.
  •       Liaise with other Spinal Injuries Scotland staff as required.
  •       Collate data from all inquiries at the office and clinics, the Spinal Units, and Exhibitions. 
  •       Be able to use Microsoft Packages – Word and Excel.
  •        Help with the recruitment of volunteers
  •       Be involved with wider organisation activities.
  •       Promote the values and ethos of Spinal Injuries Scotland.
  •       Work within the framework of Spinal Injuries Scotland’s policies and procedures.
  •       Link with other organisations to benefit our members.
  •       Attend training and development workshops for personal development.
  •       Awareness of own personal needs.

 Personal Specification:

  •       Be a good communicator of ideas, capable of team building and establishing a rapport with our members, colleagues, and other agencies
  • A strong networker with the ability to identify opportunities for increasing awareness of the Charity and promoting membership.
  •       Be non-judgemental and able to respect individuals' disability, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds. 
  •       Be outgoing, friendly, approachable, patient and respectful.
  •       Have an SCI with at least 2 years post discharge from hospital.
  • The charity requires and will apply for a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Membership in relation to working with vulnerable adults.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Spinal Injury Scotland policy.
  • Liaise with other Spinal Injury Scotland staff as required.
  • Promote the values and ethos of Spinal Injury Scotland.
  • Work within the framework of Spinal Injuries Scotland's policies and procedures.

What we offer:

  •        20 days pro-rate plus the Scottish Bank holidays
  •        Access to pension with 6% employer contribution
  •        Regular training and flexible remote working arrangements
  •        Relevant training and development
  •        The opportunity to make a real difference

This job description does not represent an exhaustive list of responsibilities and tasks but indicates the main responsibilities required by an employee in the role. We reserve the right to require employees to perform other duties from time to time. In addition, we reserve the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time, according to the needs of the organisation.