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Safe Haven Crisis House – Vacancies

Project Info

Project Description

Leeds First 24/7 Non-Medical Residential Crisis Service is recruiting

Safe Haven is an exciting new development for Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service and Touchstone as the first of our crisis services to be open 24 / 7.  Unlike LSLCS’ other services (which are all self-referral), Safe Haven will be accessed via Leeds NHS Crisis Resolution and Intensive Support Service, and the Older People’s Support and Intensive Home Treatment Team (for those aged over 65).  Leeds Safe Haven will be open 24/7 to provide an alternative to hospital admission for people in acute mental health crisis.  The service will have space for 6 guests (who may stay for up to one week) and 4 day visitors (who will come only in the day time, again for up to 7 days).  The service will be staffed by a manager and deputy manager, a team of approximately 18 crisis support workers, and an inclusion worker (with a focus on outreach to disadvantaged groups).

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Barry Cooper, Mobilisation Manager; Barry.Cooper@lslcs.org.uk or call 0113 260 9328

We are hiring:

Deputy Manager (closing date 09/02/2021, interview 23/02/2021) – 30 hours per week – NJC Scale Points 26 – 28, starting at £30,451 pa / pro rata (actual pay £24,690)

  • Leading on accessibility issues and operational delivery with support of the manager and safe haven inclusion worker
  • 30 hours per week (mostly during the day, but with some evening attendance at evening meetings and occasional shifts in the crisis house.), plus 1 x 3 hour monthly reflective practice and team meeting, which occurs on the second Wednesday or third Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm.
  • To apply visit https://touchstonesupport.org.uk/employment-at-touchstone/

Inclusion Worker (closing date 09/02/2021, interview 25/02/2021) – 30 hours per week – NJC Scale Points 19 – 23, starting at £25,481 pa / pro rata (actual pay £20,660)

  • To deliver support to guests/visitors in the house, provide a resource in the team on diversity issues and to work with external stakeholders.
  • Hours: 30 hours per week:2 x 8 hours support work shifts per week, the rest are outreach hours. 1 x 3 hour monthly reflective practice and team meeting, which occurs on the second Wednesday or third Monday 6:30pm-9:30pm.
  • To apply visit https://touchstonesupport.org.uk/employment-at-touchstone/

Crisis Support Workers (approx. 18 positions) (closing date 01/03/2021, int. w/c 08/03/2021) – NJC Scale Points 19 – 23, starting at £25,481 pa / pro rata

  • Providing support and company for the house guests/visitors
  • Different Shift Patterns available with the option to work full or part time hours.  Shift options are 12.5 hour night or day shifts, 8 hour early/day/late shifts.
  • For an application pack email survivor.led@lslcs.org.uk or phone 0113 260 9328

Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service and Touchstone are equal opportunities organisations, Trans Positive employers and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within both organisations.