Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Starting at £27,741 per year, pro rata
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.

Wakefield Safe Space Team Leader
NJC Scale Points 23 – 25, starting at £27,741 pa / pro rata
28 hours per week
This role is fixed term for up to 2 years, with the possibility of being extended.

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 aim of the Wakefield Safe Space is to divert people who would be better supported elsewhere away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other crisis services within Wakefield.

The Wakefield Safe Space will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, between the hours of 6pm – 12am.  The Wakefield Safe Space provides a non-clinical setting to support 12 adults at a time to access support in a crisis, as an alternative to A&E. The post holder will support people in acute distress, including 1-2-1 support, support planning and liaising with local services.

The post holder will provide leadership to the Wakefield Safe Space team, including managing the day to day delivery of the Safe Space and supporting people in acute distress, including one to one support, support planning and liaising with local services. The post holder will work 5pm to 1am 2-3 nights per week depending on the hours. The service will run between the hours of 6.00pm – 12:00am, with additional office/administration hours required. The post requires evening, weekend and bank holiday work.

We are looking to recruit people 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:  4 November 2020
Interviews will be held on: 13 November 2020

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. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy.

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.

Posted on: 21 October 2020
Closed date: 04 November 2020
Job ref: 157092_TS
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker