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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/07/2021.

Seniors Peer Specialist(s) Crisis Support

Job Reference: 348-SPSCSJUL21

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Southampton
Salary:
Please see advert wording

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.


Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?

Solent Mind is a ­mental health charity providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

The Lighthouse offers support to people experiencing or at risk of a crisis, delivered in partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Following a successful pilot, this innovative service is expanding, and we are recruiting for additional members to join our team to help support even more people in our region. The Lighthouse offers face to face support at our Southampton centres alongside a remote service using text and telephone, through an integrated team of peer and nursing staff.

To support the expansion of this successful service, we are currently recruiting for a:

Reference: SPSCSJul21

SENIOR PEER SPECIALIST(S) (CRISIS SUPPORT)

Hours: 37 Hours Per Week (working evenings on a rota basis, 4pm to Midnight shifts, with weekend/bank holiday working essential) (job share/part time also considered)

Salary: £23,057 To £24,830 Per Annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)

Location: Southampton

Closing Date: Sun 25 Jul 2021 (By Midnight)

Interview Date: W/C Mon 09 Aug 2021

As a key senior member of The Lighthouse team, you will play a vital part in supporting people experiencing or at risk of a mental health crisis, in partnership with mental health nursing colleagues from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. You will supervise peer staff on shift, as well providing direct support to service users.

These posts will involve 4pm-12midnight shifts on a rota basis which will include weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply in line with the NHS enhancement rates for all hours worked on weekends/bank holidays and after 8pm weekdays.

You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the confidence and aptitude to supervise and support staff within a busy service and to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis.

For more information on this role please email:

Clare Grant (Assistant Director Of Services) cgrant@solentmind.org.uk

All posts will be subject to relevant DBS check if required

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOTACCEPT CV's NOR DO WE ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED ON BEHALF OF SOLENT MIND AND THEREFORE YOU WILL BE AN EMPLOYEE OF SOLENT MIND AND NOT SOUTHERN HEALTH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST




We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK

Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.



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