Crisis Support Worker – Here For You Wakefield 45 views

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SALARY:
NJC Scale Points 12 – 17, starting at £26,421 pa / pro rata 
Plus £2 per hour enhancement for hours worked between 9pm – 2am

HOURS:
3x 37 hours per week

This role is fixed term up to 31 March 2025, with the possibility of extension.

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join our evening Crisis Support Service known as “Here For You” in Wakefield. The service offers a non-clinical, safe space with the aim of diverting individuals aged 16+ experiencing acute distress to more appropriate forms of support, away from A&E.

The successful candidate will provide person-centred, trauma informed support both one-to-one and in a social setting. To ensure the safety of the person in crisis, the candidate may be required to liaise with local services. We wish to recruit someone with lived or substantial experience of supporting people in crisis, including working with people at risk of suicide and self-harm, particularly from diverse communities, such as BME and LGBTQ+ communities.

The post will involve regular face to face work (including bank holidays) in the evening and at night usually between the hours of 5pm-1am.

Online Information Session via TEAMS Wednesday 3rd April at 4pm: If you wish to attend please email recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk

CLOSING DATE: 14 April 2024
Interviews will be held on: 26 April 2024

Benefits

As an employee of Touchstone, all successful applicants continually benefit from the following:

  • Personal wellbeing budget
  • 28 days annual leave (rising to 31 after 2 years) + 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Agile working policy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to counselling and 24/7 confidential staff Mindful Employer helpline
  • Health and wellbeing and fun organisational staff away days
  • Inclusive maternity and parental policies and pay
  • A full range of staff and peer support networks
  • Excellent staff engagement
  • Lots of learning and development opportunities

How To Apply

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy. Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you. Applications can be obtained by visiting www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or by e-mailing recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk

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