Salary: £10.25 per hour plus £3.08 per hour when working evening shifts

We are looking for a Community Outreach Peer Practitioner to promote the North & Mid Hampshire Safe Haven crisis service and liaise with partner organisations & professionals within our areas (Basingstoke & surrounding areas, Andover & surrounding areas & Romsey.) The aim is to extend the service to individuals or groups of people, outside of the Safe Haven site to create a more accessible & inclusive service to those in crisis & their carers.  

This is an opportunity to “give something back” in a positive way by using your own knowledge and experience of living with, and recovering from, mental illness.  Using your own personal experience in the appropriate way, you will help individuals manage their own illness, supporting, encouraging and inspiring them by offering hope within our safe space.  You will help people to focus on achievable goals using a strengths based approach whilst remaining calm and professional in any stressful or challenging situation.

Reporting to the Safe Haven Manager, you will conduct initial and crisis assessments via telephone, virtually and face to face, complete risk assessments and offer practical and emotional support as well as signposting individuals to community partners.

You will join us at an exciting time of service development as we increase the remit and activity of our established, experienced Safe Haven Team. Our Safe Haven Team work on a shift rota 7 evenings a week and the 37.5 hours would include working some shifts alongside our amazing team.

If you have lived with, and recovered from, a mental health illness, are self motivated and compassionate  and understand the challenges of working with people in crisis, we would love to hear from you. 

Our benefits include ongoing training and development to all staff, 27 days holiday entitlement rising to 30 days after 3 full years service plus bank holidays and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Location: North and Mid Hampshire Safe Haven, Basingstoke

Type of employment: 1 year Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 37.5 hours per week 

Salary: £10.25 per hour plus £3.08 per hour when working evening shifts

Community Outreach Peer Practitioner JD for NMH Safe Haven_

Community Outreach Peer Practitioner PS NMH Safe Haven


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