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MK2, Milton Keynes
LU1, Luton
£20,700 per annum FTE
Permanent, Part-time, Various - 12 - 30 hours
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Crisis Café team as a Crisis Peer Support Worker.

Start date: As soon as possible.
Job title: Crisis Peer Support Worker
Working base: Roles in Bedford or Luton or Milton Keynes
Area covered: Bedford or Luton or Milton Keynes
Reports to: Crisis Café Team Leader
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £20.700.00 FTE
Working hours: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Flexibility required: Evenings and/or weekends depending on agreed hours
Checks needed: Enhanced DBS and 2 satisfactory references

Contracted hours: We are looking for the following roles in each of our Crisis Cafes:

  • MK:  1 role x 12hrs (2 evenings per week) and 1 role x 18hrs (3 evenings per week)
  • Luton:  1 role between 12 – 30 hours (2 – 5 evenings per week)
  • Bedford:  1 role 30 hrs per week (5 evenings per week)

Working days:

  • Bedford/Luton: Agreed hours worked flexibly across 7 days a week (Mon-Sun)
  • MK: Agreed hours worked flexibly across 5 days a week (Tues-Sat)

About Mind BLMK

Mind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, we offer a number of activities from our wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

About the role 
Our Mind BLMK Crisis Cafes are out-of-hours mental health crisis services which are located in Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes that provide a safe and welcoming space for people who are feeling distressed and experiencing a crisis.

During this role you will use your own lived experience of mental health to support others to de-escalate a crisis, facilitate crisis focussed 1:1s and run peer group sessions that offer structured interventions and support.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver crisis focused one-to-one support and ensure outcomes which supports individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in Bedford, Luton or MK in line with Mind BLMK’s agreed crisis service and requirements as well as contract requirements.
  • Deliver a strength based approach to crisis de-escalation using own lived experience of mental health, in order to facilitate a space where people feel accepted and understood. Share ideas and approaches that have been useful in recovery and crisis de-escalation and embed this in working practices as a peer.
  • Assessing need and suitability for the service in line with the access to services process and undertaking one-to-ones.

About you 
Experience required:

  • Own personal lived experience of mental health challenges.
  • Experience of using own mental health experience to support the recovery and wellbeing of others.
  • Carry out assessments and 1:1s utilising lived experience of mental health and principles of peer support work.
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills and an ability to form peer relationships with service users and carers.
  • Promoting a service.
  • IT (MS Outlook, Word and Excel and internet).
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Good communication, motivational and negotiation skills.
  • Understanding the wellbeing needs of and working with people with mental health needs, including those from culturally diverse communities.

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 1 February 2021


Please click ‘Apply’ to be redirected to our website, where you can view the full Job Description and download the application form.
Please note, you are not applying at this stage.

Mind BLMK is a Disability Confident Employer and has been committed to the Mindful Employer charter since 2008.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 15 January 2021
Closing date: 01 February 2021
Job ref: 157270_MD
Tags: Advice, Information,Support Worker
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