Leeds Mind

Post: ICS Postvention Practitioner

Hours: Part Time, 30 hours/week      

Salary scale: Scale NJC 6 Points 18-22 

Salary: 24,313 - 26,317 (Pro-rata) 

Base: We envisage the base to be in either Huddersfield or Bradford  

Contract length: 1 Year Fixed Term. Extension possible subject to funding.

Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 3rd September

Interviews: Monday 16th September 2019

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Integrated Care System (WY&H ICS) has provided funding to develop and deliver a ‘Postvention’ service across the region to support people bereaved by suicide. The WY&H ICS have partnered with Leeds Mind to deliver this service.

The project will support people in the immediate aftermath of a suicide. Postvention is an internationally evidenced way of reducing risk of suicide in people who have been bereaved in this manner.  Interventions offered within this service include peer led support for individuals, within groups and for families with children and memorial events. 

You will be part of a team offering a range of interventions to people who have been bereaved by suicide. These include:

  1. Assessment of need to identify the appropriate intervention to meet their needs
  2. 1.1 support for up to 6 sessions including practical, advocacy and emotional support
  3. Group support including skills courses and peer support groups

You will carry a caseload of people referred to the service and will need access to a vehicle to carry out this role. Your main focus will be to offer a service across two distinct areas of the wider region with some flexibility is expected depending on capacity.

An essential requirement for these posts that you have personal experience of being affected by suicide three or more years ago

Having access to a vehicle to carry out this work is also essential

Application information

Please email your completed application form in word format (as an attachment) to recruitment@leedsmind.org.uk

For further information please contact Laura Pattinson at lura.pattinson@leedsmind.org.uk.

Leeds Mind is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Vulnerable Adults and all successful applicants will be asked to apply (through Leeds Mind) for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a Right to Work in the UK check.

Leeds Mind is an Equal Opportunities employer  


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