Do you have the commitment and positive values to make a difference to the lives of children and young people living in Bradford, West Yorkshire?
We are currently recruiting a Support Coordinator to join the management team at our Bradford Mental Health Service for Children and Young People (Safer Space).
Our service is an innovative and exciting service, which provides children and young people who are in mental health crisis with a safe and supportive overnight service in a homely, non-clinical setting.
This service for children and young people in Bradford, offers a range of support and activities to those in crisis providing excellent mental health care and support. We also signpost to other providers of advice and activities that will help them to live safely in their communities. The service acts as a liaison between children and young people, their families, referrers and other relevant professionals and organisations to ensure holistic, wraparound support is in place.
Safer Space is part of the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health Integration. We work closely with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s First Response Service, Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Emergency Duty Team, West Yorkshire Police and Bradford and Airedale hospitals.
Support Coordinator Duties:
– You will be responsible for the operational management of the Safer Space service and to lead, coordinate and supervise the staff team to achieve the highest standards of practice and care,
– You will also be expected to coordinate referrals, carry out direct support with CYP, work professionally alongside our referral partners and liaise appropriately with families and carers,
– Developing and sustaining warm and trusting relationships with service users and promoting self-esteem, happiness and emotional health,
– Working professionally alongside our referral partners and liaise appropriately with families and carers,
– Devise rotas in accordance with agreed staffing requirements and the needs of the service and be pro-active and resourceful in addressing any gaps in service provision.
Additionally, you must always act in a way that is consistent with the principles embedded in the “Common Core of Skills & Knowledge” as identified by Every Child Matters:
• Effective communication and engagement
• Child and young person development
• Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
• Supporting transitions
• Multi-agency working
• Sharing information
The Safer Space is open from 17:00 to 10:00 weeknights and 22:00 to 10:00 weekends. It is open 365 nights per year.
Benefits of working with Creative Support:
• Free 24/7 counselling and employee support programme,
• Support to complete the nationally recognised Care Certificate,
• Competitive pay and a pension with company contribution and 28 days annual leave,
• Company paid enhanced DBS for all staff,
• All our staff are supported 24/7 by our out of hour’s teams.