Solent Mind
Portsmouth (On-site)
£20,988 – £22,602 pro rata per annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Contract, Part-time, 18.5 hours per week
Job description

Our vision is for a world where everyone experiencing a mental health issue receives support and respect. Join our passionate, dedicated team and make a difference today.

About the role

The Harbour is an informal, non-judgemental, out-of-hours mental health service for anyone over the age of 18 in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire who needs short-term support in times of great difficulty or is struggling with poor mental health.

Our team is made up of people who have experienced mental health challenges and have used local health services, so understand and can really help in service users’ times of crisis.

The Harbour Crisis Peer Team is based in Portsmouth and delivers peer support to our service users experiencing self-defined mental health crises. As a Crisis Peer Practitioner, you will provide opportunities for service users to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer-term support.

This is a fixed-term role until 31 March 2023. In this role, you will work 18.5 hours per week. Hours will be worked as 4.00pm to 11.30pm shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the confidence and aptitude to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis. You’ll also have literacy and numeracy skills to GCSE level/NVQ2 or equivalent and strong IT skills.

About us

We're Solent Mind! We’re part of a network of over 100 Local Minds who tailor trusted mental health services to our communities. We set our own strategies and partnerships and rely on the support of our brilliant local fundraisers.

We collaborate with Mind to make sure their pioneering campaigns, information and research make a difference in Hampshire. Together, we make better mental health possible both locally and nationally.

Benefits

Our Gold Investors in People Award reflects our commitment to our lively, friendly teams. We empower our people to have a voice, discover new opportunities and develop their careers. In addition to knowing you’re making a difference, you’ll also enjoy excellent benefits, including:

  • Flexible working to promote a healthy work/life balance
  • 25 days’ annual leave rising incrementally to 30 days per year (pro rata for part-time)
  • Pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket and cycle-to-work scheme

If you’re ready to join the fight for mental health, visit our website to find out more and apply.  

Closing date: Tuesday 12 July 2022
Interview date: w/c 18 July 2022

Posts may be subject to a relevant DBS check.

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work. Appointments are made on merit.

Registered Charity No: 1081116. Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No: 4004500.

Posted on: 29 June 2022
Closed date: 12 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Support Worker, Practitioner