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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/11/2021.

Crisis Peer Practitioner (The Harbour)

Job Reference: 348-CPPHNOV21

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Portsmouth
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.

"After a successful launch of the new Harbour service, we have now been running for a few weeks with great success. We have created a mutual bond with the NHS crisis team at St Mary's Hospital and continue to work together to support those in need out of hours. We engage amazingly as a team to teach and guide one another in order to provide the best possible service. Using our own lived experience we create trust and empathy with our service users forming rich relationships that facilitate crisis recovery. We look forward to seeing how the service will develop and evolve over the coming months". - Harbour staff member

The Harbour is an informal, non-judgemental, out-of-hours mental health service for anyone over the age of 18 in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire, who needs short-term support in times of great difficulty or is struggling with poor mental health.

Our team is made up of people who have experienced mental health challenges and have used local health services, so understand and can really help in service users times of crisis.

Reference: CPPHNov21

CRISIS PEER PRACTITIONER (The Harbour)

Contract: Fixed Term Until 31 July 2022

Hours: 18.5 Hours Per Week (includes evenings/weekends/bank holidays on a rota basis)

Salary: £19,880 to £21,409 Pro Rata Per Annum (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)

Location: Portsmouth

Closing Date: Tue 02 Nov 2021 (By Midnight)

Interview Date: TBC

The Harbour Crisis Peer Team, based in Portsmouth deliver peer support to our service users experiencing self-defined mental health crisis (covering Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire areas).

The Team will provide opportunities for service users to talk through their issues, develop and use coping techniques and link up with longer term support. (This is a remote service and service users can access the service via text, telephone, web chat, video call).

Hours will be worked as 4.00pm to 11.30pm shifts on a rota basis, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

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

For more information on this role please email:

Charity Cooper (Crisis Peer Team Leader – The Harbour) ccooper@solentmind.org.uk

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




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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