for better mental health

Application Deadline
30 April 2021

Contract type
Fixed Term
Until 31st March 2022 (with potential to extend)

Hours
37 hrs per week

Salary
£24,525 per year

Location
Ealing, Greater London

Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind - Peripatetic Crisis Alternative Support Worker

About the role

This role is within our crisis alternative service, which is an out of hours service providing a safe and welcoming space for people who are feeling distressed and experiencing crisis. The service will operate 365 days a year from 6pm-1am across all of our boroughs.
Staff within the service will provide person-centred, practical and emotional support, face to face or via telephone on a one-to-one or group basis to individuals experiencing mental health crisis.

The objectives of the service include:

  • To improve the mental wellbeing of people experiencing mental health crisis in HFEH.
  • To provide support to clients accessing the service- for instance: signposting, de-escalation, planned wellbeing activities etc.
  • To contribute to an improvement in individual mental wellbeing.
  • To remain a source of independent support for all clients.
  • To treat service users with respect, dignity and personalised support
  • To raise awareness of mental health services available with the goal to improve long term mental health and reduce social isolation
  • To increase self-management skills of those accessing the service
  • To reduce the use of police, ambulance and statutory mental health services whilst experiencing crisis.
  • To reduce the use of statutory crisis services by people experiencing mental ill health without positive outcomes for the individual.

How to apply

Please download the application pack and job description from our website: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/hammersmith-fulham-ealing-and-hounslow-mind/peripatetic-crisis-alternative-support-worker/733050?tsId=8 and send us the completed application form. 

Post is subject to a DBS check.

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