Vacancy: Well Bean Crisis Café Support Worker

NJC Scale Points 12 – 17, starting at £21,589 pa / pro rata

1 x 24.5 hours per week (Leeds)
1 x 18 hours per week (Leeds)
1x 24.5 hours per week (Dewsbury)

Bank staff hours are available across Leeds and Kirklees (Huddersfield/Dewsbury)

West Yorkshire 

These roles are fixed term until April 2021

Touchstone has been awarded NHS funding to run a Crisis Café in the early evening and at night. The aim of the Cafe is to divert people, who would be better supported elsewhere, away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other crisis services in Leeds.  The project will be delivered in partnership with Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS).

The Leeds service runs on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, (East Leeds) Tuesday and Wednesday (South Leeds) Thursday and Friday (West Leeds) between the hours of 6.00pm and 12am. There will be additional office/administration hours.  

The Kirklees Service runs on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, (Huddersfield)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (Dewsbury) between the hours of 6.00pm-12am. There will be additional office/administration hours.

The Crisis Café provides a non-clinical setting to support up to 12 individuals at a time to access support. We are seeking someone to work in the Well-bean Crisis Café, which supports people in crisis as an alternative to A&E. The post holder will support people in acute distress, including one to one support, support planning and liaison with local services.

We wish to recruit someone with personal experience of mental distress and substantial experience of supporting people in crisis, including working with people at risk of suicide and self-harm and supporting people from BME and LGBT communities.

Please Click here to Download the Application Pack

Closing Date: Sunday 2 February 2020

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 18 February 2020

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.  Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at or writing to: Touchstone, Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton, Crescent, LEEDS, LS11 6JU (quoting the reference) or by e-mailing  Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address.

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