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Mental Health Support Worker (Sanctuary –

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Do you love the feeling you get when you help someone who needs it? If so, then this could be the role for you.

The Mid Essex Sanctuary provides support to those who are at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis.  The support worker is part of an experienced team who provides emotional support to people through active listening, de-escalation and distraction techniques, and signposting to other services who may be able to help.

We are looking for someone who has the knowledge of how to support adults in crisis, who is respectful and honest and can show empathy to others.  Experience of working within Mental Health Services is an advantage. 

The support worker will assess, monitor and support individuals, in person and over the phone on a one to one basis, and in partnership with a variety of organisations within the locality.

The Sanctuary operates from a location in Braintree offering a supportive, non-judgemental and empowering service that operates from 10am to 1am, 7 days per week, including bank holidays.  The shifts available are 18:00 – 01:00.

We are a living wage employer and offer our staff a range of health, wellbeing, lifestyle, and financial benefits to ensure that we fully support our employees.
This includes:
  • 36 days holiday including 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time); competitive pension; expert supervision and peer support.
  • Recruitment referrals, training and development, flexible/agile working;
  • annual wellbeing day; an extended lunch break each week;
  • onsite parking at most locations;
  • company sick pay based on length of service and a charity worker discount scheme.

Closing Date

12th April 2024


7 hour shifts (Out of hours 18:00-01:00), working on a 2 week rolling rota on a 2/2/3 working pattern.

Week 1 – Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun

Week 2 – Wed, Thu.

Including bank holidays. 


£12 per hour (FTE £23,400 per annum)

Pro rata salary £16,380 includes the unsocial hours payment of time and a half for hour worked 12 midnight to 1am.






Download the Job Description and Person Specification


How to apply!

Please upload your CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the essential criteria on the person specification at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can email it to us here.

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