We have a well respected staff who believes in providing high quality personalised support, tailored to women’s needs.

Our employees love the sense of community and support

We lead in our commitment to Equal Opportunities.

We offer specialised training and development for our staff

We offer 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 are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Mental Health Crisis Worker
(Assessment & Recovery Service)

Salary: £20,881 – £22,825 per annum plus £1,500 uplift for working nights and benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 2nd December 2019
Interview Date: Monday 9th December 2019

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Mental Health Crisis Worker to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on full time, permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week on a rota system and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,881 – £22,825 per annum plus £1,500 uplift for working nights and benefits.

Established in 1983, BRISTOL MISSING LINK (incorporating Next Link and Safe Link) is a leading provider of women’s support services in Bristol.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

About the role:

As our Mental Health Crisis Worker, you will be part of the Crisis Service and involves working with and alongside organisations within the Bristol Mental Health Partnership. This is a hub and spoke service with a 24 hour hub (providing a full crisis service across the city). You will therefore be required to work on a rota system including regular evenings, nights and weekend working.

The role is focussed on providing a range of interventions to assist with daily health, social care and wellbeing needs to reduce the crisis, build resilience and improve wellbeing. You will be employed by Missing Link and seconded into our Bristol Mental Health Partnership and therefore will be operationally managed by AWP.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Mental Health Crisis Worker:

  • Build trusting and collaborative relationship with the service user
  • Work closely with carers, families and children and other services directly involved with service users, carers if appropriate.
  • Carry out role adhering to Mental Health Bristol Partnership’s policies, procedures, values, code of conduct and current legislation using a Recovery orientated, psychologically informed, equalities based approach
  • Co-produce, update, implement and review a crisis plan, relapse prevention and other self-management tools
  • Implement the recovery plan and inform any review, working jointly with the Assessment and Recovery Team Recovery Navigator/Care Co-ordinator, in partnership with service users in line with best practice.
  • Coordinate support, refer and liaise effectively with all professionals, agencies and other parties involved in service user’s support in order to deliver the crisis support package.
  • Enable delivery of the crisis and recovery plans and to enable service users to make informed decisions about their mental wellbeing, maximising their independence and providing advocacy role where appropriate
  • Provide specialist support to women using the service and advice and guidance to other team members regarding women’s mental health issues.
  • Promote and facilitate service user involvement and inclusion within Mental Health Bristol and the community in line with Mental Health Bristol Partnership objectives.
  • Manage, caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date, clear and accurate record keeping in line with MHB policies, making best use of supervision, training and staff development.
  • Collaborate with other team members to maximise service performance, meet targets and Service Level Agreements and promote effective communication and teamwork.
  • Maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery. Use lived experience (if appropriate) to positively support the individual’s recovery.

This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

What we are looking for in our ideal Mental Health Crisis Worker:

  • 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: Monday 2nd December 2019
Interview date: Monday 9th December 2019

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Mental Health Crisis Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am 2nd December 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 9th December 2019.

Please monitor your emails following your application.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 1811
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Recovery Navigator
(Community Rehabilitation Team)

Salary: £20,881 – £22,825 per annum pro rata (starting at the bottom of the scale) and benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 18.75
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 25th November 2019
Interview Date: Friday 29th November 2019

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Recovery Navigator to join our Community Rehabilitation team based in Bristol. You will join us on a part time (18.75 hours), permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,881 – £22,825 per annum (starting at the bottom of the scale) and benefits.

Missing Link provides practical advice and support to individuals to allow them to maintain a rich and meaningful life. The aim is to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health and other support needs to achieve their hopes and ambitions.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

About the role:

As our Female Recovery Navigator you will focus on providing appropriate, effective interventions and treatments to people with long term mental health needs, and 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.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Recovery Navigator:

  • Build trusting and collaborative relationships with the service users.
  • Co-produce, implement and review recovery plans, crisis plans and other self-management tools e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Plan, in partnership with service users in line with best practice.
  •  Case manage and co-ordinate support, referring and liaising effectively with all professionals, agencies and other parties involved in service user’s support in order to deliver the support package. Work closely with colleagues within the service and build strong partnership working with other agencies such as Health and Social Care, Voluntary and Community Service. Support/ facilitate service users to access services.
  • Identify, assess, contribute, maintain, feedback and manage risk to ensure risk is minimised.  Work in a safe manner using a positive risk-taking approach, ensuring the health and safety policies of Second Step and Missing Link are implemented and fully adhered to, to ensure all safeguarding issues are properly managed.
  • Provide specialist support to women using the service and advice and guidance to other team members regarding women’s mental health issues.
  • Provide specialist support and screening regarding domestic abuse/sexual violence, and provide advice and guidance to the team on pathways into DVA and sexual violence services.
  • Participate actively in supervision and reflective practice.  Proactively seek advice and support from colleagues and other agencies as relevant.
  • Promote and facilitate service user involvement and inclusion within the service and the community.
  • Contribute to project work, development initiatives and implementation of policies and procedures with guidance from the management team.
  • Maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery. Use lived experience (if appropriate) to positively support the individual’s recovery.

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Recovery Navigator:

  • Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent
  • IT skills including ability to produce various documents in Word, and use of email and internet.
  • Proven knowledge of support needs of people with mental health needs.
  • Proven knowledge of equal opportunities issues
  • Proven knowledge of health and safety issues, especially those relevant to mental health
  • Proven knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures relating to adults and children and young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the particular needs of working with vulnerable women
  • Significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex needs
  • Proven experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Proven experience of carrying out needs and/or risk assessments and the support  planning process
  • A current, full driving licence and access to appropriate motorised vehicular transport (such as a car, moped or motorbike)

Closing date: Monday 25th November 2019
Interview date: Friday 29th November 2019

Please apply now to join us as our Female Recovery Navigator and contribute to the valuable work Missing Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Monday 25th November 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Friday 29th November 2019.

Please monitor your emails following your application.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 1811
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Recovery Navigator
(Assessment & Recovery Team; Community based role)

Salary: £20,881 – £22,825 per annum pro rata (starting at the bottom of the scale) and benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 18.75
Location: Central Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Tuesday 26th November 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Recovery Navigator to join our Team based in Central Bristol. You will join us on part time, permanent basis working 18.75 hours per week and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,881 – £22,825 per annum (starting at the bottom of the scale) and benefits.

Missing Link provides practical advice and support to individuals to allow them to maintain a rich and meaningful life. The aim is to deliver recovery and wellbeing opportunities for people with mental health and other support needs to achieve their hopes and ambitions.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

About the role:

As our Female Recovery Navigator, you will work collaboratively together with the service user and mental health professionals to navigate and coordinate services (both social and clinical interventions), connecting into community resources, building resilience and improving wellbeing.  Work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, taking a holistic view to support people’s recovery to live fulfilling lives. Ensure that services are tailored to individual’s cultural and social needs.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Recovery Navigator:

  • Build trusting and collaborative relationship with the service user.
  • Co produce, implement and review recovery plan, crisis plan and other self-management tools e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Plan, in partnership with service users in line with best practice.
  • Case manage and co-ordinate support, referring and liaising effectively with all professionals, agencies and other parties involved in service user’s support in order to deliver the support package. Work closely with colleagues with the service and build strong partnership working with other agencies such as Health and Social Care, Voluntary and Community Service. Support/ facilitate service users to access services.
  • Provide specialist support to women using the service and advice and guidance to other team members regarding women’s mental health issues
  • Provide specialist support and screening regarding domestic abuse/sexual violence and provide advice and guidance to the team on pathways into DVA and sexual violence services.
  • Promote and facilitate service user involvement and inclusion within Mental Health Bristol and the community in line with Mental Health Bristol Partnership objectives.
  • Manage caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with BMH policies, making best use of supervision, training and staff development. Ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with policies.
  • Maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery. Use lived experience (if appropriate) to positively support the individual’s recovery.

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Recovery Navigator:

  • Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent
  • IT skills including ability to produce various documents in Word, and use of email and internet.
  • Proven knowledge of support needs of people with mental health needs.
  • Proven knowledge of equal opportunities issues
  • Proven knowledge of health and safety issues, especially those relevant to mental health
  • Proven knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures relating to adults and children and young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the particular needs of working with vulnerable women
  • Significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex needs
  • Proven experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Proven experience of carrying out needs and/or risk assessments and the support  planning process

Closing date: Tuesday 26th November 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Please apply now to join us as our Female Recovery Navigator and contribute to the valuable work Missing Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Tuesday 26th November 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

Please monitor your emails following your application.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 1811
Missing Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

NEXT  LINK VACANCY

Female* Safe House Support Worker – part time  (South Gloucestershire)

Salary: £21,589
Contract: Part time permanent

Hours: 18.75 hours per week (including some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis)
Location: South Gloucestershire

Closing Date: 9.00am, Wednesday 20th November 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 26th November 2019

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

About the role:
We are looking for a Female Safe House Support Worker to join us and work within a dynamic, fast paced team, providing high quality safe house accommodation and support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.

This post will work within an integrated team within Next Link Domestic abuse services.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Safe House Support Worker:
– Provide high quality accommodation and housing related support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
– Provide high quality accommodation and housing related support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
– Provide individual and group work support to women and their children who are living in the Safe Houses.
– Ensure that service users are provided with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to supporting them to stabilise, gain independence skills, sustain their tenancies, and access appropriate move-on accommodation.
– Work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, supporting women to maximise their safety, independence and wellbeing
– Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups
– Take part in the assessment of women / families referred to the service; including gathering additional information from supporting agencies.
– Carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of families and enable support to be offered as quickly as possible
– Advise women on personal safety and safety procedures regarding the safe house
– Be responsible for the safe houses, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment is maintained and a daily staff presProvide individual and group work support to women and their children who are living in the Safe Houses.
– Ensure that service users are provided with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to supporting them to stabilise, gain independence skills, sustain their tenancies, and access appropriate move-on accommodation.
– Work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, supporting women to maximise their safety, independence and wellbeing
– Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups
– Take part in the assessment of women / families referred to the service; including gathering additional information from supporting agencies.
– Carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of families and enable support to be offered as quickly as possible
– Advise women on personal safety and safety procedures regarding the safe house
– Be responsible for the safe houses, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment is maintained and a daily staff presence

This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

What we are looking for in our ideal Safe House Support Worker:
– An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
– Experience of working in supported housing.
– Knowledge of the safety options available to women experiencing domestic abuse
– Experience of support planning and risk assessment
– An understanding of cultural diversity
– A full driving licence and access to transport

Benefits:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am, Wednesday 20th November 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th November 2019.

Click here to download an application pack

or contact us by email: HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Telephone: 0117 925 0680
Next Link, 5 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JQ

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing

SAFE LINK VOLUNTEER VACANCY

Safe Link is recruiting for a volunteer who can offer admin support.

Click here for more details.

*Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement)

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