ICS Postvention Practitioner

Hours: Part Time 30 hours/week   
Salary scale: Scale 6 Points 18-22
Salary: £24,313- £26,317 (Pro- rata) 
Base: Across West Yorkshire & Harrogate region. Base to be confirmed 
Contract length: 1 Year Fixed Term. Extension possible subject to funding.

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 30th July 2019  
Interviews:  Thursday 15th August 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. 

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

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

The post holders will carry a caseload of people referred to the service and will have access to a vehicle to travel across the region to carry out this role.

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 as WY&H ICS Postvention service will cover: Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate and Rural District, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield.

Application information

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

For an informal discussion about the post please contact: Laura Pattinson or Charlene Smart on 0113 305 5800

For more information and details of how to apply please visit our website www.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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Job description and person specification

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