ICS Postvention Practitioner

Leeds Mind
Across West Yorkshire & Harrogate region
£24,313- £26,317 (Pro- rata)
21 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Vacancy: West Yorkshire & Harrogate ICS Postvention Practitioner


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. Integrated Care Systems (ICS) are partnership arrangements that allow organisations to work together to offer the right support at the right time to people in need.  WY&H ICS covers 6 areas; Bradford, Airedale, Wharfdale & Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The WY&H ICS have partnered with Leeds Mind to deliver this service.

WY&H ICS passionately believe that everyone bereaved by suicide should be offered timely and appropriate support. We believe that by working together we can make this vision a reality. 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. 

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. We have provided a postvention service to the Leeds population for over four years now and with the new funding provided by WY&H ICS we can work in partnership to co-deliver the service across the wider region.

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

  1. Assessment of need to identify the appropriate intervention to meet their needs
  2. 1.1 support for up to 6 sessions including practical, advocacy and emotional support
  3. Group support including skills courses and peer support groups

You will carry a caseload of people referred to the service and will need access to a vehicle to carry out this role.  Your main focus will be to offer a service across two distinct areas of the wider region with some flexibility is expected depending on capacity.

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

ICS Postvention Practitioner:

Hours: 30 hours/week                            

Salary scale: Scale NJC 6 Points 18-22

Salary: £24,313 - £26,317 (pro rata)

Base: We envisage your office base will be in either Huddersfield or Bradford.

Contract length: 1 Year Fixed Term. Extension possible subject to funding.

Application information

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

Closing date: Midnight Tuesday 3rd September

Interview Date: Monday 16th September

For further information please contact Laura Pattinson: laura.pattinson@leedsmind.org.uk Tel: 0113 305 5800

For more information and details of how to apply please visit our website www.leedsmind.org.uk.