Leeds, West Yorkshire
LS11, Leeds
NJC Scale Points 18 – 22, starting at £24,982 pa / pro rata
Permanent, Full-time
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.

Safe Haven Inclusion Worker
NJC Scale Points 18 – 22, starting at £24,982 pa / pro rata
30 hours per week.

Leeds first 24/7 non-medical residential crisis service opportunities

Background to the role

Safe Haven is an exciting new development for Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service and Touchstone as the first of our crisis services to be open 24 / 7. Unlike LSLCS’ other services (which are all self-referral), Safe Haven will be accessed via Leeds NHS Crisis Resolution and Intensive Support Service, and the Older People’s Support and Intensive Home Treatment Team (for those aged over 65).

Leeds Safe Haven will be open 24/7 to provide an alternative to hospital admission for people in acute mental health crisis. The service will have space for 6 guests (who may stay for up to one week) and 4 day visitors (who will come only in the day time, again for up to 7 days). The service will be staffed by a manager and deputy manager, a team of approximately 18 crisis support workers, and an inclusion worker (with a focus on outreach to disadvantaged groups).

About the role

From a service perspective, the post-holder will promote engagement with local communities and organisations to ensure that all groups are aware of the service and to provide outreach to engage those people who are under-represented. They will be a resource for the team to identify gaps and needs and consider the wider mental health system and access to relevant advice and training.

The post-holder will be on the rota to deliver support at the Safe Haven and be required to offer person-centred support to people in crisis. The Crisis Support Worker element of the post provides a range of practical and emotional support to people in acute mental health crisis, face-to-face. The team will usually work independently, although the Manager and Deputy Manager will be available during office hours to provide, supervision, support and guidance.

  • To deliver support to guests/visitors in the house, provide a resource in the team on diversity issues and to work with external stakeholders.
  • Hours: 30 hours per week:2 x 8 hours support work shifts per week, the rest are outreach hours. 1 x 3 hour monthly reflective practice and team meeting, which occurs on the second Wednesday or third Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Closing date: 9 February 2021
Interview date: 24 February 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.

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.

Refreshed on: 24 February 2021
Closed date: 26 March 2021
Job ref: 157289_TS
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker