A&E Peer Support Worker Vacancies (X4)

Job Title:  A&E Peer Support Worker (4 posts available) 

Location:  Bradford Teaching Hospitals x 2 posts  Airedale General Hospital x 2 posts 

Responsible to: Manager in host organisation with supervision on-site in hospital 

Hours of work:  Part-time min of 3 days per week (rota Mon-Sun)   Shifts: 12pm-8pm (Bradford Teaching Hospitals) and 2pm-10pm (Airedale General Hospital) 

Salary:  £18,745 FTE per annum pro rata 

Contract:  Fixed term contract for 6 months. Available as a secondment  

Holiday allowance: 25 days per year plus bank holidays, pro rata  

Closing Date:  07 October 2018 at 11.59pm 

Interview Date:  18 October 2018 

Background and Context 

There are not many people who can say that their job changes and saves lives. At Mind in Bradford and the Cellar Trust we can. We are two local mental health charities which have been delivering services in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven for many years but we are always looking for new ways to innovate – finding more and different ways to support the people who need us.
One of the things we deliver as a partnership with Bradford District Foundation Care Trust and Bradford Metropolitan District Council is our Safe Spaces. These are calm, safe places in the community for people to receive support when they are in emotional distress. Every year across our safe spaces we deliver over 3,000 sessions a year, and our work in this area is recognised nationally for its best practice. 
In partnership with Airedale General Hospital and Bradford Teaching Hospitals, this winter we are building on our Safe Space work to deliver additional peer support based in A&E departments. This will help to ensure that people can get the right support at the right time, as well as helping to raise awareness of alternatives to A&E.
We are looking for 4 part-time Peer Support Workers to deliver this ground breaking work and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (alongside Psychiatric Liaison Nurses, social workers and social prescribers as well as the wider urgent care team).
You will have experience of delivering peer support, be flexible, be passionate about mental health and committed to partnership working. This is a short-term contract so we need individuals to start as quickly as possible. 

For more information about our organisations and the work we do visit:  www.thecellartrust.org and www.mindinbradford.org.uk/ and view our social media feeds: Facebook: /TheCellarTrust and /MindinBradford Twitter: @TheCellarTrust and @mindinbradford   

Application Information

The Cellar Trust and Mind in Bradford are equal opportunities employers and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly BAME and LGBTQ communities who are underrepresented within the organisation.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted and applicants must use the Experience section of the application form to state how they meet all of the essential criteria in the person specification. 
Only applicants invited to interview will be informed – if you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date then you have not been shortlisted. Feedback will only be given to applicants who are unsuccessful at interview stage.
We are a Disability Confident employer, and offer a guaranteed interview to candidates with a disability who meet all the essential criteria in the person specification.  If you would like to request a guaranteed interview because of a disability, or you would require any reasonable adjustments at the interview stage of the recruitment process, please specify this in your application. 
The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Informal enquiries: Christina Wilson (Crisis and Specialist Support Lead) 01274 586474 or Christina.wilson@thecellartrust.org 

To Apply: (and for a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification, Application and Equal Opportunities forms) click here 

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