Location: Wigan, but working across other sites as needed

Hours: 35 average hours per week (up to 40 on a shift rota basis)

Salary: £24,799 per annum

Length of contract:12 months fixed term, continued subject to funding

About the role

We are commissioned by Manchester, Wigan & Bolton CCG to deliver the Sanctuary service which is an overnight mental health crisis service.The Sanctuary is a primary care mental health crisis service providing support to people living with issues such as anxiety, low mood and depression – including those with suicidal thoughts and/or in extreme panic state. The Sanctuary will ‘help people get through the night’ by providing 1-to-1 support, a safe and secure venue, and access to a calm room from which to weather the crisis and plan further support.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and highly motivated individual to join the Sanctuary team. The successful candidate will support clients of the Sanctuary Manchester/ Bolton and Wigan & Leigh service. The role will involve providing a welcoming, comfortable and safe experience for clients, delivering telephone and 1-1 support sessions, including relaxation and planning sessions, and working with peer volunteers to support and promote clients’ wellbeing.

Our Manchester and Wigan & Leigh services are operational from 8pm-6am and the Bolton service is operational from 4pm – 12am.

The ideal candidate will have experience of mental health support work, in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Self Help positively welcomes applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems.

How to apply

For more information about this post please contactJoanne Harding atJoanne.Harding@selfhelpservices.org.uk

To apply for this post, please complete the application form below and email it to Joanne Harding at:Joanne.Harding@selfhelpservices.org.uk

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Closing date for applications isFriday 29 December 2017.

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