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Responsible to: Crisis Centre Coordinator

Responsible for: Being a key member of staff delivering the Nightlight Mental Health Crisis Service, taking part in rota covering 7 days per week, ensuring the delivery of quality crisis support services and instilling Hertfordshire Mind Network’s values throughout the crisis cafe and helpline provision. Working closely with other staff (bank staff, volunteers), coordinators, team leaders and Crisis manager to ensure services are of the highest quality and support the continued growth and development of the service. 

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

Working hours: Full time (37.5 hours) and part time positions (30 or 22.5 hours) available over a 7 day rota working 17:30 – 01:30

Rate of pay: £20,000 – £21,500 (pro rata for part time hours)

Closing date: We will close this advert when we receive sufficient applications.

Interview date: Interviews to be held on a rolling basis as applications are received. 

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 of Hope, Empathy, Respect, Integrity and Excellence and 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 Crisis Recruitment Team at [email protected]

Role Description & Job Specifications

Interview date: Interviews to be held on a rolling basis week commencing 28th November 2022

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