We are recruiting a Senior (Peer) Support Worker to deliver our innovative crisis service for the people of Bradford District and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Haven is a partnership between The Cellar Trust, Bradford District Foundation Care Trust and Bradford Metropolitan District Council. It supports individuals in mental distress, as an alternative place to A&E. The aim is to build individual and community resilience, and work with individuals to develop plans to help to keep them safe and well.
We are looking for an experienced (Peer) Support Worker to work as a senior member of our award winning Haven team with a good understanding of mental health, and a passion for empowering and supporting individuals. You will be highly motivated, proactive, resourceful and have a positive attitude with a flexible approach and excellent interpersonal and team working skills.
The Senior (Peer) Support Workers are a key part of the Haven service. The purpose is to deliver high quality care and support for individuals in mental distress, including helping them to develop plans to build their resilience, and stay well and safe in the community. A key part of this role will also be to lead the shift and supervise other Peer Support Workers, including liaising with clinical staff to ensure the smooth running of the service and managing rotas for a 365 day service. In addition, you will manage the Peer Support Staff/Volunteers.
Please Note: This role is optional in terms of the peer support element – i.e. we welcome applications from staff who may or may not have lived experience of their own mental health problems.
The role is emotionally demanding due to the nature of distress experienced by service users and the worker’s own lived experience. Issues may be encountered which may be emotionally distressing for the workers involved.
You may need to travel within service area, as required. Use of breakaway techniques may be required.
Job Location – COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Cellar Trust office is currently closed and all staff are working from home with most services and functions continuing as normal. We are unclear at this stage when we will be able to resume normal operations and have staff on site. Therefore, it is likely you will be required to work from home for the start of your contract. This will include having a virtual induction and training via telephone, email and video calls. We will work towards getting our staff back in to the office as soon as we can, however we cannot predict when that will be. Therefore, you will need to have a suitable space to work at home, with access to the internet and the ability to make confidential calls and attend virtual meetings. You will be provided with all equipment necessary to do this.
Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week (3 days) OR 30 hours per week (4 days) Working on a rota basis including weekends and bank holidays to cover a 365-day service. Core hours between 9am-6pm.
For more information and the full application pack, visit: https://www.thecellartrust.org/about-the-cellar-trust/working-for-us/senior-peer-support-worker/