Touchstone
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
£22,183 per annum
Contract, Leeds until May 2023 - Kirklees until May 2024, 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 Café Support Worker
NJC Scale Points 12 – 17, starting at £22,183 pa / pro rata
24.5 hours per week (Leeds) – fixed term to May 2023, with the possibility of extension
24.5 hours per week (Kirklees) – fixed term up to May 2024, with the possibility of extension

Bank hours are available across Leeds, Kirklees and Wakefield.

The aim of the Well-bean Café Kirklees is to divert people who would be better supported elsewhere away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other crisis services within Kirklees.

The Well-bean Cafe is open 7 evenings a week between the hours of 6pm – 12am.  The cafe provides a non-clinical setting to support 12 individuals 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.

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.

Virtual information sessions will be held on Wednesday 19th January, from 12:00pm and 12:30pm.

CLOSING DATE: 26 January 2022

Interviews will be held on: 03 February 2022

To Apply and for more information:

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

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: 13 January 2022
Closing date: 26 January 2022
Job ref: 159660_TS
Tags: Social Care/Development