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Mind in Bradford is working with The Cellar Trust, building on their existing, award winning crisis services and have formed a strategic partnership to lead the new NHS funded Safe Spaces programme, working with a range of different local community organisations as well as a range of public sector partners.
The Safe Spaces Service is an all-age service with a number of different elements. It is available to people who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven and includes one to one support (365 days per year 12pm-2.30am), outreach support, community-based crisis/wellbeing cafes, overnight accommodation for children and young people, and in-reach provision. The service delivers services in a non-clinical, supportive environment designed to help people in crisis stay safe, work through and understand their feelings, and then support them to access the support they need going forward. People can be referred via various pathways as an alternative to visiting A&E.
We are looking to strengthen our existing teams and have a number of vacancies for Crisis Support Workers and Team Leaders working in our Bradford Hub, based in the centre of Bradford.
Crisis Support Worker.
Working as part of a team of Crisis Support Workers you will be delivering mainly one-to-one crisis support to clients over the telephone or face to face. You will provide practical assistance to clients in order for them to regain control over their lives and their own unique recovery process, delivering supportive one-one and some group interventions. The role is emotionally demanding due to the nature of distress experienced by clients. You may, on occasion, be required to travel across the district as part of the role.
Who you are
In order to thrive in this role, you will have experience of directly supporting people who have mental health difficulties within a mental health service / setting, have experience of working with vulnerable people with multiple risk factors in a clear, meaningful and non-judgmental way and need the ability to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others.
Providing line management to a team of Crisis Support Workers you will ensure the effective running and delivery of the Safe Spaces service across the district. You will lead the shift, managing any issues such as safeguarding and serious incidents by following set procedures and providing shift handovers. Additionally, you will support the Service Manager on areas such as serious incidents/safeguarding, recruitment, reporting, feedback procedures, auditing of records and performance management.
You will also deliver crisis support to clients over the telephone or face to face support to clients, increasing the reach of the service as a whole, delivering supportive one-one and some group interventions.
Who you are
Alongside your strong foundation of team management skills, you will also have experience of directly supporting people who have mental health difficulties within a mental health service / setting, have experience of working with vulnerable people with multiple risk factors in a clear, meaningful and non-judgmental way and need the ability to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible in others.
We have a number of shifts available as detailed below. We operate 365 days a year so shifts are available 7 days a week:
11.30- 19.30 Team Leaders only
12.00-19.20 Crisis Support Workers
16.00-23.20 Crisis Support Workers
19.10- 02.30 Team Leaders and Crisis Support Workers
What do we offer
Salary scale: Team Leader, £23,517 - £26,585 per annum FTE, Crisis Support Worker £20,450 - £24,540 per annum FTE
Hours: Various shift patterns available
Base: Kenburgh House, Central Bradford, with occasional travel across the district
Responsible to: Service Manager / Team Leader
Annual Leave: 25 days pro-rata
Pension: We operate a contributory pension scheme which you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).
Probationary period: 6 months
Closing Date: Open Recruitment until all positions are filled
Interview Date: Ongoing
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