Second Step is a leading mental health charity in the South West offering housing, support and hope to thousands of people with mental health and other problems. Our goal is to inspire hope and deliver change for everybody and every community we work with.

Recovery Navigator ( 1 x 0.6 FTE)

Hours: Part time rota basis between the hours of 5.30pm-12.30am

Permanent post

Salary: FTE £21,090 - £23,053 per annum

Pro-rata Salary: £12,654 - £13,832

Location: Weston-super-Mare

We’re looking for people to support us deliver a new service. The purpose of this service is to provide a safe, welcoming, comfortable place for people in immediate acute emotional distress. The focus of this service is on supporting episodes of emotional distress rather than ongoing support intervention. The post will be based in a central location in Weston-super-Mare.

You’ll have experience of working with people with long term mental health and complex needs and carrying out needs and risks assessments. You will need to take a holistic view, with a recovery and psychologically informed approach.

You’ll be a good communicator, be great at building trust and be keen to work as part of a new team to contribute to the delivery of this valuable service.

This is a night time service, so you will need to be able to work evenings.

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, we are only able to offer a telephone service at this time. Your role in the short term will therefore be home-based offering a telephone support service during the evening. All induction training will be virtual and online, eliminating social contact. Once restrictions have been lifted, your role will be based in our new service and as detailed in the role profile

Second Step is a leading provider of mental health services. We offer excellent training and support, and we acknowledge the commitment and dedication of our employees, which is the foundation of our success. We would like to hear from people who share the same belief and values.

Closing date: 4th June 2020

Interview date: TBC

For more information and to apply please see our website Second Step is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community and from people who have personal experience of living with long term mental health needs and using mental health services.