Bury, Greater Manchester
£33,280 per year FTE
Contract, 12 month contract, with the potential for this to be extended if the service is recommissioned, Part-time
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Deputy Crisis Service Lead

Bury Involvement Group (BIG) in Mental Health is an independent charity run by, and for, people with personal experience of mental and emotional distress, with the purpose 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.

As part of our charity we are funded to deliver the Bury Peer Led Crisis Service, which provides a high quality, person centred, service in a non-clinical environment within the community open to adults experiencing mental health crisis. We are excited to have secured funding allowing us to further develop and expand the current service. We are seeking a person with personal experience of mental and emotional distress to join our team as Deputy Service Lead of our crisis service.  

As Deputy Service Lead you will be the ‘go to’ person on a day to day basis for the crisis service whilst on shift, ensuring its smooth and effective functioning. You will work alongside the Service Lead to support the evaluation and development of the service. You will line manage personnel within the service, supporting the team to perform their duties, whilst supporting their development, providing advice and guidance as required. You will provide therapeutic face to face, and occasional telephone crisis support, through a mutual negotiation of the visitor’s needs, within 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 adults at risk of suicide and self-harm. We are looking for someone with a great combination of skills. You will need to have proven experience of managing and leading a team or service, and great therapeutic skills with the ability to support and develop a team. Your high level of experience and understanding of community-based mental health needs will enable you to advise and guide the team and support the development of the service.

You’ll be joining a team which 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.

  • 32 hours a week
  • £33,280.00 FTE
  • 12 month fixed term contract, with the option of this being extended beyond this date, dependent on the long term commissioning of the project.
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 25 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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Refreshed on: 15 January 2022
Closing date: 24 January 2022
Tags: Support Worker, Practitioner

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