Leeds, West Yorkshire
pro-rata, (NJC Scale Points 12 – 17)
Contract, Part-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

Well Bean Crisis Café Support Worker – 4 posts
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: NJC Scale Points 12 – 17, starting at £21,589 pa/pro rata
Hours: 1 x 24.5 hours per week, 3 x 18 hours per week
Contract: This role is fixed term until 30 April 2021

The Well-bean Hope in a Crisis Café is open Mon-Sun in the evening between the hours of 5.30pm – 1am.  

Touchstone has been awarded NHS funding to run a Crisis Café in the early evening and at night. The aim of the Cafe is to divert people, who would be better supported elsewhere, away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other crisis services in Leeds.  The project will be delivered in partnership with Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS). 

The service runs on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, (East Leeds) Tuesday and Wednesday (South Leeds) Thursday and Friday (West Leeds) between the hours of 6.00pm and 12am.

The Crisis Café provides a non-clinical setting to support up to 12 individuals at a time to access support. We are seeking staff to work in the Well-bean Crisis Café, which supports people in crisis as an alternative to A&E. 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 staff 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.

CLOSING DATE: 1 July at 12:00pm
Interviews will be held on: 9 and 10 July


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the application pack.

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

No agencies please.

Posted on: 24 June 2019
Closed date: 01 July 2019
Job ref: 153836_TS
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