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Mental Health Matters

Crisis Recovery Worker

Job Type



South Yorkshire



£20,305 - 21,834

Posted Date

9 July 2022


Closing Date

15 July 2022

Mental Health Matters (MHM) is a national charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering high-quality mental health and social care services. We have a positive impact on the lives of people living with mental health needs in our local communities. We provide services across England, from Northumberland to Plymouth, led by a highly motivated and enthusiastic workforce who are committed to delivering the best quality services to those in need of support.

Everything about MHM is people focused, our people are central to delivering the highest quality of service and care to our clients and service users.
This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to the principles of social inclusion, to work with adults with mental health needs. Working within MHM’s Crisis Café in Barnsley, the post holder will support people in distress and in need of immediate support. The service is open 5 days a week, 6pm till 11pm Thursday to Monday.

About the role

• You will be part of a small team supporting people in a crisis drop-in centre.
• We are a non-clinical service, providing support to reduce immediate distress to those at risk of self-harm, suicide or experiencing trauma.
• Our service provides information, safety planning and signposting for clients, their families and carers to meet their holistic needs.
• You will work closely with mental health primary and secondary care, emergency services, partners agencies.

About you

• It is essential that you hold an NVQ Level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care or related subject and be willing to develop further as the role requires.

You will have an awareness of, or lived experience, of supporting people with mental ill health
Previous experience within a crisis setting is desirable, with demonstrated skills and abilities to help others identify and overcome barriers.
You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate a proactive and highly motivated attitude.

• You will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise work and be responsible for administrative tasks.

Induction information

• To ensure that staff feel confident in delivering a safe and effective service, if you were to be successful in a post for this role, we would ask that you are available w.c 25th July 2022. Please note this will be a week of inductions of 37.5 hours and will be a mixture of day and evening sessions.
• The induction stage will also take place on Tuesday and Wednesday the following week, again a mixture of day and evening sessions.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Emma Tomkinson on 07483163954

What we offer

You will go through our comprehensive training program in your first weeks of employment which will give you the tools you need to succeed in the role.

MHM offers 25 days annual leave per annum, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.

At MHM not only can you expect a competitive salary, generous annual leave and pension entitlement, you can also expect to be supported in your ongoing personal and professional development. In addition, you will work with people who are passionate about supporting individuals in their day to day lives.

Closing Date: 15th July 2022*

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed
an interview.

MHM is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Vacancy ID : 013086 Closing Date : 15-Jul-2022 23:59
Contact Person : Emma Tomkinson Contact Email :
Contact Number : Location : Mental Health Matters Barnsley S71 1BP
Grade and Salary : £20,305 to £21,834 a year pro rata

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