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Reference number: 198

Responsible to: Crisis Cafe Coordinator

Based: Watford, Stevenage and Ware (expectation to travel whenever necessary with mileage paid when not working at home base)

Working hours: Full time or part-time positions (30 or 22.5 hours) available in addition to Bank hours. A full-time pattern will be working 5 out of 7-day rota, working 17:30 – 01:30

Rate of pay: £22,347 – £24,024 (pro rata for part time hours)

Closing date: Closing date for applications will be Monday 6th May 2024

Interview date: Interviews shall take place the week commencing 6th May 2024. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if sufficient applications are received so would encourage early applications.

Do you want to support people with mental health issues in a moment of crisis? Are you calm, non-judgemental and able to work effectively with people experiencing distress? Can you demonstrate our values;

Hope – We believe in potential, possibility and opportunity. We embrace a culture of curiosity and sustainability. We believe in choice, freedom, change and a better future for every person experiencing mental ill health.

Courage – We are determined, bold and unstoppable. We welcome transformation and innovation, advocate for improvement and influence change in Hertfordshire’s mental health system. We are resilient and speak loudly in the face of adversity and inequality, and we fight tirelessly for mental health.

Together – Coproduction is at the heart of our organisation. Together we share learning, build relationships and connect with others. We work in partnership with individuals, voluntary sector and statutory services, local organisations and companies, to generate new ideas and promote inclusion and diversity and a better understanding of mental health across our community.

Responsive – We are open and transparent. We take time to listen, to learn, to share and to act. We adjust to change, make timely decisions and are both respectful and inclusive.

Do you want to be part of our mission to create opportunities for individuals to make choices, find their own solutions, build resilience and manage their whole life and wellbeing? If the answer to all of these is yes, we want to hear from you.

Our Nightlight Service is proud to provide urgent support, crisis intervention and emotional support to people experiencing a mental health crisis in Hertfordshire as an alternative to statutory pathways.

We provide support to adults across Hertfordshire 7 days a week, 365 days a year through our helpline, crisis centres, crisis cafes and a weekend Crisis House. We aim to provide a safe space for people in crisis to talk and feel supported, be listened to without judgement, access relevant support with problem solving and facilitate access to external services when necessary.

I started with Nightlight at the very beginning as a crisis support worker 6 and a half years ago, answering the first call to the service. During this time, I have had the opportunity to grow and develop, moving into my current leadership position. Over the years, it has been a pleasure to support so many people and help them to a better place in their lives. I have been really lucky to be surrounded by wonderful colleagues, who through any challenge are always there with reassuring words, a chance to debrief and the offer of a cup of tea.

We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial, ethnic or social origin, colour, religion, belief, or sexual orientation. In addition, during the various stages of recruitment, specific measures can be taken to ensure equal opportunities for candidates with disabilities or special needs.

To apply, please submit your CV and a supporting statement as to why you are suitable for the role. Clearly state your address, e-mail address, telephone number and whether you have a driving license and access to a vehicle.

Please return applications to Carys Norman Team at [email protected]

Role Description & Job Specifications

Interview date: Interviews to be held from the week commencing 6th May 2024.

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