LSBS Postvention Senior Practitioner

Closing date 29 August 2019
Organisation Leeds Mind
Location Clarence House, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4LB with travel across Leeds and surrounding areas
Hours Part time
18.5 hours/week
Salary £26,999- £28,785 (Pro-rata)
Telephone 0113 305 5800
Senior Practitioner  

Leeds Mind is a progressive mental health organisation that supports people experiencing mental health difficulties to flourish.  We are committed to developing services that are sensitive to individual need and of measurable benefit to users.  

Leeds City Council fund this ‘Postvention’ service in Leeds to support people bereaved by suicide. This is a partnership project with Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS), with Leeds Mind being the lead agency. The project supports people in the immediate aftermath of a suicide and people who have been bereaved in the past. 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, counselling and memorial events.   

We are seeking an experienced Senior Practitioner to further support and develop this service. The current Senior Practitioner is moving on to another role within the service and will be available to support the induction.  

Essential Skills and Experience:  

· Personal experience of being bereaved by a suicide three or more years ago
· Experience of supporting people who have experienced trauma and working with families with young children
· Excellent organisational, time management and administration skills
· Able to use a wide range of IT skills effectively
· Experience of line managing paid staff or volunteers
· Motivated, confident and resilient.  

Hours - Part time (18.5 hours per week)
Scale - NJC Scale SO1 points 23-25
Salary - £26,999-£28,785 (Pro-rata)
Contract – Fixed Term until end of August 2020  

The role is based at Clarence House, Clarence Road, LS18 4LB and LSLCS, Dial House, Chapel Street, LS15 7RW  

Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at  

For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please Tel: Laura Pattinson or Charlie Smart on 0113 3055800  

Candidates must have personal experience of being bereaved by suicide.
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