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Application Deadline
31 July 2022

Contract type

14 hours minimum per week
Flexible shifts but will include Sanctuary evening shifts operating from 4pm til 11pm

£10.36 per hour

Mind in West Essex –Harlow, Epping Forest and Uttlesford

Mind in West Essex - Sanctuary Support Workers

About the role

The objectives of the Mind in West Essex Sanctuary are:

  • To improve the mental wellbeing of people experiencing mental health crisis in West Essex.
  • To increase early access to help for people experiencing mental health crisis by providing a clear and effective pathway to services provided.
  • To contribute to an improvement in individual mental wellbeing.
  • To remain a source of independent support for all clients.
  • To reduce the use of police, ambulance and statutory mental health services for people experiencing crisis.
  • To contribute to the effective delivery of Crisis Support in partnership with Essex Partnership University NHS Trust.

Key Roles

  • To support a small number of people requiring practical and emotional support in a supportive safe environment as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • To welcome people referred to the service and address immediate presenting issues.
  • To support service users to develop emotional management, personal and life skills to enable them to grow in self-confidence and attain greater independence.
  • To develop links with a range of external agencies, including, accommodation providers, health services, police, housing, debt advice, drug and alcohol services etc.
  • To ensure the safety of service users.
  • To work effectively with other members of the team and to work supportively with other co-workers when on shift.

How to apply

To apply for this position please download and complete the three-part application form available on our website;   and send it to [email protected]

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