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Solent Mind
  • Salary £19,880 pro rata per year (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)
  • Location Southampton
  • Job Type Part-time, Temporary
  • Category Support Worker , Care Management
  • Sectors Mental Health
  • Job Reference : PSCSApr21

Job Description

Do you want to work for an established and respected local mental health charity?

Solent Mind is the leading ­mental health charity across Hampshire providing a range of high quality services to improve people’s mental wellbeing and to promote choice and rights to everyone who needs our support. Our services operate in various locations throughout the Hampshire area.

The Lighthouse offers support to people experiencing or at risk of a crisis, delivered in partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Following a successful pilot, this innovative service is expanding, and we are recruiting for additional members to join our team to help support even more people in our region.  The Lighthouse offers face to face support at our Southampton centres alongside a remote service using text and telephone, through an integrated team of peer and nursing staff.  To support the expansion of this successful service, we are currently recruiting for:

Reference: PSCSApr21


Contract: Fixed Term For 6 Months From Commencement (possible extension subject to funding)

Hours: 15 Hours Per Week (working evenings on a rota basis with weekend/bank holiday working essential)

Salary: £19,880 Pro Rata Per Annum (£10.33 Per Hour) (plus enhancements for unsocial hours)

Location: Southampton

Closing Date: Wed 12 May 2021 (Before 9.00am)

Interview Dates: TBC

As part of The Lighthouse Team, you will play a vital part in supporting people experiencing or at risk of a mental health crisis, in partnership with mental health nursing colleagues from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. This post will involve 4.00pm to Midnight shifts on a rota basis which will include weekends and bank holidays. Unsocial hours enhancements will apply.

You will need to have personal, lived experience of a mental health issue, as well as the compassion and confidence to calmly and effectively support people who are distressed and/or in crisis, in person and by telephone and text.


Please see the ‘WORK WITH US’ then ‘WORKING AT SOLENT MIND’ then

'VIEW OUR CURRENT VACANCIES' pages for more information.

CV’s will not be accepted nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies

Posts may be subject to a relevant DBS check

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all the communities in which we work.

Appointments are made on merit.

Charity registered number 1081116

Registered with Limited Liability in England and Wales No: 4004500

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