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.

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Female* Safe House Support Worker (full time)

Salary: £21,589 per annum plus benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5
Location: Bristol

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

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:

We are looking for a 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 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

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Safe House Support 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:

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

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement.)

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Crisis House Night Support Worker x 2

Salary: £20,344 per annum, pro rata and benefits 
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 33.5 hours per week (4 nights on/4 nights off)
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 30th August 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday  4th September 2019

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience? 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:

We are looking for a positive and dynamic Crisis House Night Support Worker who will work in our crisis house for women experiencing a mental health crisis and who are unable to cope in the community. Crisis House provides 24 hour support to women and works to a social care model of recovery. Successful candidates will be responsible for the support and safety of our service users.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Crisis House Night Support Worker:

  • Provide practical and emotional support to women living in the Crisis House Service at night time.
  • Ensure the security, safe and smooth running of the Crisis House during evenings and night time.
  • Provide the highest possible standard of care and support to service users in accordance with the policies and procedures of Missing Link.
  • Contribute to the overall aims and objectives of the Crisis House and facilitate service user recovery.
  • Encourage and support night time routines.
  • Carry out regular checks of the property throughout the night.

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 Crisis House Night Support Worker:

  • Experience of support planning and crisis prevention
  • Experience of working in a support or care setting with people in mental health crisis
  • Experience of managing emergency situations effectively
  • Be able to work shifts between 9.30pm – 7.30am on a four nights on and four nights off basis.

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Crisis House Night Support Worker 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

Download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 30th August 2019.Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday  4th September 2019.

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 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement.)

MISSING LINK VACANCY

Female* Crisis House Day Support Worker

Salary: £21,166 per annum plus benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: Full and part time positions available
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 30th August 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday  4th September 2019

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience? 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:

We are looking for a positive and dynamic Crisis House Day Support Worker who will work in our crisis house for women experiencing a mental health crisis and who are unable to cope in the community. The crisis house works to a social care model of recovery. Successful candidates will be responsible for the support and safety of our service users.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Crisis House Day Support Worker:

  • Carry out assessments and take referrals in line with policy.
  • Provide a package of practical and emotional support to women living in the Crisis House Service.
  • Provide the highest possible standard of care and support to service users in accordance with the policies and procedures of Missing Link.
  • Liaise with all appropriate agencies to ensure appropriate referrals and the best access to appropriate mental health services.
  • Contribute to the overall aims and objectives of the Crisis House and facilitate service users mental health recovery.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the Crisis House.

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 Crisis House Day Support Worker:

  • Experience of support planning and crisis prevention
  • Experience of working in a support or care setting with people in mental health crisis
  • Experience of managing emergency situations effectively
  • The ability to work day shift pattern 7:00 – 15:00 and 14:00 – 22:00, including weekends on a rota basis.

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Crisis House Day Support Worker 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

Download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 30th August 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Wednesday  4th September 2019.

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 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement.)

NEXT LINK VACANCY

Female* Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic (BAME) (including Eastern European) Crisis Response Worker

Salary: £22,911 per annum pro rata, plus benefits 
Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 18.75
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Thursday 22nd August 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 29th August 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.

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:

We are looking for a BAME Crisis Response Worker to join the team and work within a dynamic, fast paced crisis intervention advocacy and support service.

Key duties and responsibilities of our BAME Crisis Response Worker:

  • Responding to emergency /crisis situations to BAME women and children experiencing domestic abuse
  • Providing support, advice, advocacy, signposting and direct intervention
  • Providing short term support (up to 4 weeks); advising women on criminal justice/ and civil remedies
  • Empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery
  • Some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis and participation in an out of hours telephone on-call rota.

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 BAME Crisis Response Worker:

  • Fluency in another language
  • Black and ethnic minority woman
  • Knowledge and understanding of multi-cultural issues, values and diversity
  • Experience of working with women in crisis
  • An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
  • The ability to deal with and diffuse crisis and emergency situations in an effective manner
  • Experience of risk assessment, co-producing risk management and safety plans
  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • A full driving licence and access to transport

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our BAME Crisis Response 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

Download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Thursday 22nd August 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Thursday 29th August 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

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement.)

MISSING LINK VACANCY

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

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

Hours per week: 37.5 (on a rota system)
Location: Bristol

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 23rd August 2019
Interview Date: Friday 30th August 2019

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

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.

Download the application pack and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 23rd August 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Friday 30th August 2019 2019.

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

*All posts are exempt under section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

*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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