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Adding our support to the sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week campaign

You can talk to us, call Safe Link on  0333 323 1543 or click here…

Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week is 6th – 12th February.

We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok.

The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness about sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to prevent it in the UK.

Female* Recovery Navigator, Community Rehab Team

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £20,369 – £22,265
Hours: 37.5 (8am to 8pm service, will be on a rota basis and evenings and weekend work is required)
Location: Bristol

This role will be based within the Community Spoke of the service and will work with clients in this part of the service and within the Accommodation Hub. Employed by Missing Link, the post holder will work alongside colleagues from Second Step and Avon and Wiltshire NHS Partnership Trust (AWP) to deliver the service. The role is focussed on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with long term mental health needs, their carers (including friends and relatives) and their supporters in the community, enabling and assisting them to meet daily health, social care and well-being needs, in line with personal recovery goals, and facilitating engagement with mainstream services.

Essential Requirements of the role:

  • A minimum of two years’ significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex and multiple needs (for example, homelessness, alcohol/ drug dependency, long term conditions, domestic abuse and sexual violence)
  • Experience of support planning and managing risk assessments
  • The ability to maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery
  • Manage caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with policies and procedures
  • A current, full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle

Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Interviews: Weeks commencing 9th & 16th January 2017

If you are interested in applying

Please click here to download an application pack

Or contact Missing Link reception
email enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
telephone 0117 925 1811
5 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4JQ

Missing Link is a progressive employer and offers a pension scheme, up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service) and 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day in lieu. We have a commitment to training and development. 

Missing Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.
*All posts are exempt under Section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975


Join us to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls : Friday 25th November : 4:15-5:15pm

And to support the re-launch of the campaign and website ‘This is not an excuse’

Friday 25th November  4:15 – 5:15pm

  • Gather at Next Link, 5 Queen Square, BS1 4JQ
  • Leaving from Queen Square at 4:30pm to march to College Green
  • Opening address by Cllr Asher Craig
  • Minute silence
  • Poetry reading

Please share this invitation with your colleagues.

Visit from the home office to find out about local domestic abuse services

We had a visit from the Director General of Crime, Policing & Fire Paul Lincoln who came to find out about local domestic abuse services. He talked with staff and service users including our peer mentors to hear about their experience of the police, criminal justice system and the help that was available to them.

We delivered the first Information Sharing Fair as part of Homelessness Awareness week

This was the first event of its kind and generated a lot of interest from agencies and colleagues working across Bristol. With contributions from over 20 organisations involved in delivering services to homeless women we were able to create information stalls, project films and gather support for our commitment to women only services within Bristol. The event was launched by our chief executive Carol Metters who gave the welcoming address, and was attended by 100 people from over 40 agencies, including the Police, Lighthouse, Probation, Health services and Bristol City Council commissioners.