Vacancy: Crisis Cafe Support Worker (x3 posts)

3 posts x 24.5 hours per week – Employed by Touchstone

Starting at £20,456 pa/pro rata (NJC Scale 5 - Spinal Column 22-25)

Fixed term for 20 months

Touchstone, a multi award winning mental health charity supporting vulnerable people and reducing health inequalities and Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, a multi award winning, radical mental health charity supporting people in acute mental health crisis are working together to deliver this exciting new service.

The Crisis Café provides a safe, non-clinical space for individuals that are in crisis and experiencing high levels of distress. You will support individuals both 1-2-1 and in groups during times of crisis developing support plans and making referrals to other services.

You will be highly motivated, proactive, resourceful and have a positive attitude with a flexible approach and excellent interpersonal and team working skills. In all posts you will receive outstanding supervision and support.

The post will require you to lone work with service users of all ages (over 16) and regular evening and weekend usually between 5pm and 1am.

You will have experience of working with people with mental health problems and be highly skilled and resourceful. Further details for the posts can be found on our website: www.touchstonesupport.org.ukion

Closing date: 12th September 2016

Interviews: 22nd September 2016

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or writing to: Touchstone, Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton, Crescent, LEEDS, LS11 6JU (quoting the reference) or by e-mailing recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk. Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address.