Lived Experience of Self-Harm Support Worker

Self Injury Support
£27,334 pro-rata
Closing Date: 
Friday, 14 June, 2024 - 17:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Contract Details:
Details of Role: 

We are looking for an additional support worker with lived experience of self-harm to join our existing team working with people who have attended A&E for self-harm treatment. This role has been developed specifically for people who have lived experience of self-harm. Self-harm can take many forms but for the purposes of this role we mean things which someone has done to themselves with the clear intention of causing harm.

This role is not about sharing personal stories of self-harm, but some exploration of your experiences will be part of the interview and training process. All questions will be provided in advance of the interview and training will be run in a small, closed group. Both the interviews and training will be facilitated by people who have used their self-harm experiences in their working lives.

About the Service:

The Lived Experience of Self-Harm Support Service offers one-off follow up appointments within one week to people over 18 who have attended A&E or walk in centres in Bristol, South Gloucestershire or North Somerset for self-harm treatment. We see anyone over the age of 18 who does not meet the criteria for NHS Community Mental Health Services and is not at risk of severe self-harm or suicide. We offer a one-off appointment of up to 1.5hours with a focus on offering a listening and holding space and exploring a range of community support and self-help resources relevant to the person’s situation.

About the Position

Pay grade: NJC Grade Point 14 - Salary £27,334 pro-rata

Hours: 14 - 21 per week. Our Service operates from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, but there is flexibility as to how hours are worked over the week.

Location: Central Bristol Office, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Southmead Hospital Bristol and Weston General Hospital, with some home working for administrative tasks.

Deadline: Friday 14th June 2024, 5pm

What We Offer:

  • Flexible and adaptable workplace
  • A friendly and inclusive team environment with pro-active support around employment needs and applications to Access to Work
  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days plus bank holidays pro rata
  • Employer pension contribution of 4%
  • Personal training budget
  • Up to 5 mental health days per year
  • Internal training and development opportunities
How to Apply: 
Contact Person: 
Ngoc Do
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