ICS Postvention Practitioner
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:
- Assessment of need to identify the appropriate intervention to meet their needs
- 1.1 support for up to 6 sessions including practical, advocacy and emotional support
- 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.
Please email your completed application form in word format (as an attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Midnight Tuesday 3rd September
Interview Date: Monday 16th September
For further information please contact Laura Pattinson: email@example.com Tel: 0113 305 5800
For more information and details of how to apply please visit our website www.leedsmind.org.uk.