Young Adults Safe Haven Worker

Job Summary

Job Title: Young Adults Safe Haven Worker (6 months fixed term)

Hours: Various work patterns available (12 hours/week, 16 hours/week, bank)

Shifts: 5.00pm to 9.00pm (4 hours), 7 days per week *Flexibility around shift pattern is a must*

Salary: £15 per hour

Location: Guildford

About the role

The post-holder will facilitate a Young Adults Safe Haven (for ages 18 to 25 years) in Guildford.

The purpose of the Young Adults Safe Haven is to provide an out-of-hours alternative to people who would otherwise attend A&E when they suffer a mental health crisis. Additionally, the Young Adults Safe Haven provides a safety net to prevent them reaching crisis point. Experience of working with this client group is essential.

The post-holder will:

  • Facilitate a welcoming and friendly environment
  • Maintain appropriate records of attendance and collect any other data as and when requested
  • Risk assess visitors attending in acute mental health crisis
  • Utilise motivation interviewing techniques and active listening skills in order to support individuals
  • Create safety plans for those experiencing suicidal ideation
  • Work within GDPR and Information Governance guidelines to ensure confidentiality is maintained
  • Provide a continual assessment of a person’s needs regarding their mental health
  • Work collaboratively with partner agency staff to ensure continuity of care
  • Maintain an empathic, caring and person-centred approach to the client group
  • Ensure the Safe Haven is ready and operational as soon as the doors open at 5.00pm
  • Ensure agreed level and range of refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are always available
  • Work with colleagues to monitor the impact and effectiveness of the service
  • Attend external and internal meetings as required and as appropriate for the role
  • Signpost visitors to external methods of support

*For more information about this role, please see the job description below.*

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form below and return it to: [email protected].

*Please note that we do not accepts CVs. You can send us your CV; however, in order to move through to the next stage of recruitment you will need to complete our application form.*

Further information

If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact: [email protected].

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