Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?
Solent Mind is a mental health charity providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.
The Harbour is an informal, non-judgemental, out-of-hours mental health service for anyone over the age of 18 in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire, who needs short-term support in times of great difficulty or is struggling with poor mental health.
Our team is made up of people who have experienced mental health challenges and have used local health services, so understand and can really help in service users times of crisis.
CRISIS PEER PRACTITIONER (The Harbour - PSR)
Contract: Fixed Term Until 31 March 2023
Hours: 18.5 Hours Per Week (across 7 days including evenings/weekends/bank hols)
Salary Range: £20,988 to £22,602 Pro Rata Per Annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
Closing Date: Sun 26 June 2022
Interview Date: Thu 14 July 2022
The Harbour Crisis Peer Team, based in Portsmouth deliver peer support to our service users experiencing self-defined mental health crisis (covering Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire areas).
The Team will provide opportunities for service users to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer term support. (This is a remote service and service users can access the service via text, telephone, web chat, video call).
Hours will be worked as 4.00pm to 11.30pm shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.
You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the confidence and aptitude to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis.
For more information on this role please email:
Steve Johns (Peer Service Manager – The Harbour) firstname.lastname@example.org
DBS note to applicants:
We have assessed this role as requiring an Enhanced & Barredlevel of disclosure.
All posts will be subject to relevant DBS check if required
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT CV's NOR DO WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED ON BEHALF OF SOLENT MIND AND THEREFORE YOU WILL BE AN EMPLOYEE OF SOLENT MIND AND NOT SOUTHERN HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
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