Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Salary starting at £22,183 pa, (NJC Scale Points 12 – 17)
Permanent, Contract, Part-time, 16.5 - 24 hours per week
Job description

Touchstone (registered charity No. 1012053) is a leading voluntary sector agency providing high quality services to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Crisis Support Worker
Salary: starting at £22,183 pa / pro rata, NJC Scale Points 12 – 17
1x 24 hours per week (Touchstone)
1x 24 hours per week (Spectrum People)
2x 16.5 hours per week (Gasped)
1x 16.5 hours per week (Spectrum People)

Wakefield Safe Space is open Mon- Sun between the hours of 5pm-1am at the Art House, Drury Lane.

Touchstone has been awarded NHS funding to run a Wakefield Safe Space in the early evening and at night delivered in partnership with Spectrum people and Gasped.

The Wakefield Safe Space offers a non-clinical, listening space with the aim of diverting people, who would be better supported elsewhere, away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other crisis services in Wakefield.

We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic individuals to work as part of the Wakefield Safe Space team. Wakefield Safe Space provides person-centred, trauma informed support to up to 12 individuals per evening. The post holder will support people in acute distress, including one to one support, support planning and liaison with local services.

We wish to recruit someone with personal experience of mental distress and substantial experience of supporting people in crisis, including working with people at risk of suicide and self-harm and supporting people from BME and LGBT communities.

Flexible working is a requirement of this role covering daytime, evenings and some weekends.  This is to ensure effective delivery of the service, partnership work and team support.

Closing Date: 24th May 2021
Interviews will be held on: 3rd and 4th June 2021

How to apply:

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our website, where you can download the application pack.
Please note, you are not applying at this stage.

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.

Touchstone is a Trans Positive employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Mindful Employer, has been granted the Positive about Disabled People mark and Investors in People Platinum.

Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 30 April 2021
Closing date: 24 May 2021
Job ref: 157477_TS
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker
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