ICS Postvention Senior Practitioner

Deadline 28th August

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 post holder will play a lead role in the management and delivery of the ICS Postvention Service. This includes line management of two Postvention Practitioners.

The post holder will take a lead role in the development and delivery of the service focussing on outreach and promotion across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. This role also includes the delivery of front-line support work and caseload management.

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.

Hours: Part Time, 30 hours/week

Salary scale: Scale SO1 Points 23-25

Salary: £26,999- £28,785 (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, Wednesday 28th August 2019

Interviews: Monday 9th September 2019

For more information and details of how to apply go to the Leeds Mind website

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

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