Southampton
£18,549 - £19,975 pro rata per year (NB: Pay Award Pending) (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Part-time, Temporary
Job description

Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

Solent Mind is proud to be a partner in The Lighthouse - an innovative community based facility which supports people experiencing, or at risk of, a mental health crisis. Delivered in partnership with Southern Health, The Lighthouse offers open access support to visitors 365 evenings per year.  We are currently recruiting for:

Reference: PSCSMar20

PEER SPECIALIST (CRISIS SUPPORT)

Contract: Fixed Term Until 01 Feb 2021 (possible extension, subject to funding)

Hours: 16 Hours Per Week (evening and weekend working essential)

Salary Range: £18,549 To £19,975 Pro Rata Per Annum (NB: Pay Award Pending)

                         (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)

Location: Southampton

Closing Date: Thu 09 Apr 2020 (Before 9.00am)

Interview Date: Thu 16 Apr 2020

APPLICATIONS FOR FEWER HOURS AND/OR JOB SHARE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE

As a key member of team, you will support visitors to The Lighthouse by providing opportunities for them to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer term support. Hours will be worked as 4pm-12pm midnight shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE,

PLEASE SEE OUR 'CURRENT JOB VACANCIES' PAGE ON THE SOLENT MIND WEBSITE

CV’s will not be accepted nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies

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.

Charity registered number 1081116

Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No: 4004500

Posted on: 24 March 2020
Closed date: 31 March 2020
Job ref: PSCSMar20
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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