Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

They are currently recruiting for a position within the organisation to join their specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

 

Position: Suicide Crisis Project Worker

Application closing date at 5pm on 15th July 2016

Interviews to be held w/c 25th July 2016

Contact info@harmless.org.uk for more information

 

JOB TITLE: Suicide Crisis Project Worker

Hours: 30 hours per week (Including evenings and occasionally weekends). Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the project and our clients (Essential)

Pay: £19k to £24k pro rata (Depending on experience)

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, to promote a preventative and early intervention approach to people experiencing suicide crisis that are not eligible for existing provision.
  • To work collaboratively with communities of need to promote health and recovery amongst individuals by using and demonstrating a range of non-clinical interventions that promote coping and resilience and that overcome crisis.
  • To support the recovery of service users by engaging in activities and practical support that will improve the quality of life, for instance support employment, social engagement, advocacy and housing.
  • To ensure that clients are engaged in the appropriate services to meet their longer term support needs.
  • To co-ordinate, where necessary a safeguarding response in line with local practices and services to ensure that an individual is safe and has a coordinated package of care to ensure they survive their crisis in the most helpful manner for them.
  • To support the Clinical and Support services manager to uphold the short term, medium term and long term organisational and the clinical and support team’s objectives.

Reports to: Clinical and Support Services Manager

Responsible For: Suicide crisis Project Worker, No Managerial responsibilities

Budget Responsibilities: None

IMPORTANT: FULL DRIVERS LICENSE AND OWN CAR ESSENTIAL FOR THE ROLE

OTHER DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To undertake collaborative multidisciplinary work to uphold safety and support for the communities of need e.g. working with school staff, mental health staff or peers to ensure they are contained by well-informed communities.
  • To uphold and assist referral pathways for service users and reduce stigma associated with seeking help for suicide crisis and/or working with other services to promote the most effective care package for the individual.
  • Willingness to travel and flexibility to meet the demands of the business are essential. Candidates must be able to drive and have access to a car throughout employment.

Person Specification: Suicide Crisis Project Worker

Skills and Abilities

  • An ability to uphold personal and organisational Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Child Protection and Protection of Vulnerable Adults. (Essential)
  • Ability to engage in thorough assessment of risk. (Essential)
  • Demonstrate an ability to work within communities and/or a multidisciplinary environment where it is necessary to uphold and manage issues of safeguarding safely and appropriately (Essential)
  • High standard of interpersonal skill, and effectiveness in building relationships with vulnerable people. (Essential)
  • High standard in spoken communication including the ability to talk eloquently and clearly to clients/referrers (Essential)
  • High standard in written communication, including ability to write clear and concise records and letters to clients/referrers etc (Essential)
  • Confident in advocating for the needs of service users. (Essential)
  • An ability to manage conflicting demands and priorities and for meeting tight deadlines. (Essential)
  • Be able to work responsively to people in crisis (Essential)
  • Willingness to work integratively, working creatively with complex presentations. (Desirable)
  • Computer literate including Microsoft(Essential)

Knowledge

  • Understand mental health, self harm and suicide effectively (Desirable)
  • Have a strong faith in the recovery model of mental distress. (Essential)
  • Understand the importance of assertive outreach and early intervention for young people and adults. (Essential)
  • An awareness or willingness to learn of current and emerging research and evidence base for work within the field of mental health, self harm and suicide. (Desirable)
  • A strong working understanding of legislation and policy (including clinical governance, NICE guidance, ethical guidelines, child protection, equal opportunities, risk assessment and confidentiality). (Essential)
  • A commitment to upholding legislation and policy (including clinical governance, NICE guidance, ethical guidelines, child protection, equal opportunities, risk assessment and confidentiality). (Essential)
  • Knowledge of the range of services available for vulnerable people and referral pathways to these services. (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of the Children’s Act. (Essential)
  • An understanding of the particular constraints and pressure facing a Third Sector organisation (Desired)

Experience

  • Experience of working supportively or therapeutically with vulnerable people experiencing a range of difficulties, that may include the experiences of anxiety, depression and self harm. (Essential)
  • Experience of working with a range of clients including young people (11-21) and adults. (Desired)
  • Experience of and/or an understanding of the needs of complex clients and/or vulnerable people. (Desired)
  • Experience of implementing a safeguarding policy and procedures with respect to a range of complex needs and/or vulnerable young people and adults. (Desired)
  • Experience of working with a multidisciplinary approach to achieve better outcomes for service users. (Desired)

Personal Attributes and other requirements

  • Ability to work independently, with a good use of initiative and also be able to work collaboratively and openly within a team. (Essential)
  • Have a flexible approach to working with vulnerable children, young people and adults in a manner that suits their needs. (Essential)
  • Be interpersonally effective and passionate about the needs of vulnerable people. (Essential)
  • Be willing to share your own experience of stress and distress in keeping with Harmless’ user-led ethos. (Desirable)
  • Be open to feedback, support and the development of new skills within the clinical team. (Essential)
  • A flexible approach to working hours (Essential)
  • A commitment to the over-arching aims of the organisation. (Essential)

Please note: If you have previously applied for this position, your application will not be reconsidered and we cannot accept another application.

Contact info@harmless.org.uk for more information

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