Crisis Counsellor / Crisis Supporter
Bury Involvement Group (BIG) in Mental Health is an independent charity run by, and for, people with personal experience of mental and emotional distress. The purpose of our charity is to build a healing and compassionate community for those in need of sanctuary and support. We support adults in the community and on the psychiatric ward in Bury, who experience a range of mental health conditions. We are excited to have secured funding allowing us to develop and deliver a new community based crisis service for adults in the area. The Bury Peer Led Crisis Service will provide a high quality, person centred, service in a non-clinical environment within the community to people experiencing mental health crisis and at risk of suicide.
As our Crisis Counsellor will interact, communicate and build relationships based on mutuality with adults experiencing crisis. You will work alongside the Service Lead to provide out of hours therapeutic face to face, and occasional telephone crisis support within the service, through a mutual negotiation of the visitor’s needs. You will adopt a collaborative approach to working with visitors, keeping the emphasis on their strengths and positive qualities, whilst supporting them to recognise and develop their own strategies for crisis prevention and management. You will support the Service Lead with the coordination of visitor referrals and handovers, whilst supporting the Service Lead with the evaluation, monitoring, and development of the service.
We wish to recruit someone with personal experience of mental distress and substantial experience of working with people with mental health problems. This must include experience of working with people at risk of suicide and self-harm.
We are looking for a reflective individual with a demonstrable ability to build positive therapeutic relationships with adults experiencing mental health crisis. You will need to be able to communicate with visitors clearly and effectively using non-clinical language. You will need to have proven experience supporting adults with mental health conditions using recovery orientated approaches. You will need to be able to work effectively as part of a team, while being highly organised and planning and prioritising your work.
Our team is friendly, supportive, and committed to our mission of empowering adults with mental health conditions towards recovery and improved quality of life. You will be integral to the continued development of a well-respected local mental health charity that makes a real difference to people’s lives.
- 30 hours a week
- £30,160.00 FTE
- Fixed term contract for 12 months. With the option of this being extended beyond this date dependent on the long term commissioning of the project.
- Annual Leave entitlement of 24 days (plus 3 Bank Holidays)
- Supportive induction, including training, alongside a training budget
- Regular Clinical Supervision with a counselling psychologist to support professional development, paid for by the organisation
- Closing Date Monday 24th January 2022
- Interviews week commencing 24th January 2022
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