Well-Bean Café Support Worker (Kirklees) - Touchstone

24.5 hours per week.
Across Kirklees
Fixed term up to May 2024, with the possibility of extension
NJC Scale Points 12 – 17, starting at £22,571 pa / pro rata

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Touchstone.

Touchstone is a multi-award-winning mental health and wellbeing charity operating in communities across Yorkshire.  Touchstone understands that we can only deliver excellence to the people we serve if the people we recruit are happy, empowered, supported to reach their potential, and trusted to lead.

The Well-bean Cafe is open 7 evenings a week: 6pm – 12am.  The cafe provides a non-clinical setting to support 12 individuals at a time, to access support in a crisis as an alternative to A&E. The post holder will support people in acute distress, including 1-2-1 support, support planning and liaising with local services.

We wish to recruit someone with personal experience of mental distress, and substantial experience of supporting people in crisis, including working with people at risk of suicide and self-harm, and supporting people from BME and LGBT communities.

If you have any queries, please contact Ishrat Nazir ishratn@touchstonesupport.org.uk.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 4th October 2022

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 13th October 2022

As an employee of Touchstone, all successful applicants continually benefit from the following:

  • Personal wellbeing budget
  • 28 days annual leave (rising to 31 after 2 years) + 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Agile working policy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to counselling and 24/7 confidential staff Mindful Employer helpline
  • Health and wellbeing and fun organisational staff away days
  • Inclusive maternity and parental policies and pay
  • A full range of staff and peer support networks
  • Excellent staff engagement
  • Lots of learning and development opportunities

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy. Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you.

Applications can be obtained by visiting Our Website or by e-mailing recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk.

04 October 2022, 11:55 PM

This vacancy is closed to applications.