Parent Peer Support Worker
Jun 28, 2024

Parent Peer Support Worker

£15,121.30 - £16,028.11 per annum (actual pro rata for the below hours)
Llansamlet, SA7
Part Time , Permanent

Title: Parent Peer Support Worker

Salary: £15,121.30 – £16,028.11 (actual pro rata for the below hours)

Hours: 24 hours per week

Pension: 9% employer’s contribution (after probation period, Auto Enrolment during, unless Opt-out)

Line management: Advocacy Manager & Assistant Advocacy Manager

Accountable to: Mental Health Matters Wales’ Board of Directors

Purpose of the Post 

The aim of the post is to work alongside the Parent Peer Advocate to improve and enhance the West Glamorgan regional advocacy network by creating a new form of peer advocacy and peer support for parents who are going through the child protection process, statutory assessment and/or the looked after children system within the Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea area.

Main Duties

  • To work as part of a team working with parents who are going through the child protection process, statutory assessment and/or the looked after children system within the Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea area.
  • Provide support, to parents which may include accompanying clients to a range of meetings, or support in writing letter/telephone calls to represent and/or negotiate on their behalf as requested.
  • Providing clients with information, resources and signposting to other organisations/agencies and when necessary making onward referrals.
  • Provide befriending and mentoring support based on a supportive working relationship with parents within a professional remit.
  • Motivating and/ or encouraging parents to achieve relevant goals and outcomes. Help to raise the confidence and self-esteem of the parent.

Corporate Responsibilities

  • To adhere to and implement MHM Wales’ philosophy, aims and objectives and policies and procedures
  • To contribute fully to team meetings, working groups and in-house training
  • To attend and fully engage in supervision (or annual performance review) with the Advocacy Manager and Assistant Advocacy Manager
  • To identify and attend training as necessary
  • To regularly monitor, upkeep and disseminate statistical information as required
  • To undertake other duties identified as reasonable and necessary within the scope of this post
  • To network with other Mental Health Matters Wales staff members to promote and facilitate integrated and cohesive services

Other duties

  • To be willing and able to undertake the Level 2 Advice and guidance within 18 months of undertaking the post.


  • The post holder may be required from time to time to perform other duties that fall within the scope of this post to ensure the efficient running of the organisation
  • Other than when central office admin support is available, to be administratively self-servicing.

Closing Date: Midday on the 26th of July 2024.

£15,121.30 - £16,028.11 per annum (actual pro rata for the below hours)
Llansamlet, SA7
Employment type
Part Time , Permanent
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Company info

We are an independent, non-profit and non-political charity which works with people who have a mental health related issue, other voluntary organisations and statutory services to promote mental well-being. We aim to ensure there is a comprehensive range of mental health services throughout Wales. Our objective is to support people to make long-lasting changes in the areas of their lives that are currently not working for them. We aim to provide the best support to people affected by mental health, their families and carers

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