Support Worker (Evenings) – Mid Essex Sanctuary

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Hours:  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.

Salary: £19,305 per annum, pro-rata (Pro rata salary £13,454.63 pa includes unsocial hours payment of time and a half for hours worked 12 midnight to 1am) (Increasing to £21,255 FTE from January 2023)

Contract: 12 month Fixed term contract

Location: Braintree

We are seeking experienced Support Workers to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary within a Crisis Sanctuary setting.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone and our mission is to support and empower people experiencing an emotional or mental health condition by building on their personal hopes and aspirations. We achieve this by identifying and responding to community needs in order to deliver an effective and efficient system of community based services.

The Sanctuary accepts referrals from the 111 Option 2 Crisis Service and is accessible to those living within the localities of Mid Essex who are experiencing a Mental Health Crisis. The aim of the Sanctuary is to help reduce the number of admissions to A&E for those who have no physical/medical need.

The role will involve working in partnership to ensure that vulnerable people have a safe environment in which to manage their crisis and provide back-up services, where necessary. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a new Service in an area of great need and to contribute to improved out of hours’ provision.

We are a real 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; company sick pay based on length of service and a charity worker discount scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme; Annual wellbeing day
  • Expert supervision and peer support
  • Recruitment referrals
  • Training and development
  • Onsite parking at most locations

Interview Date: 5th to 9th December 2022

Mid Essex Sanctuary Support Worker Job Description

To apply for the role, please upload your CV and covering letter/statement detailing how you meet the essential criteria on the person specification via the form to the left, or email it through to or alternatively download and complete an Employment Application Form and upload or email this through to us.