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Suicide Bereavement Liaison

Location: Main office, 8-10 Tudor Road, Hackney, London E9 7SN

Closing date: 16/05/2022

JOB TITLE: Suicide Bereavement Liaison

LOCATION: Main office, 8-10 Tudor Road, Hackney, London E9 7SN

SALARY: SC5-SP25 (FTE £28,508, pro rata)

HOURS: 15 Hours Per Week

CONTRACT: Fixed Term – Initially one year contract, with the expectation of ongoing funding

 

The Role:

 

This is a pivotal role in which you will have the opportunity to provide high quality and proactive support to families and community in the aftermath of a loss by suspected suicide, within a defined framework and protocol to the boroughs covered by the Safe Connections Collaborative (Mind in Northeast London). This initiative launched in 2021 and involves the participation of three local Minds– Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, Mind in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Redbridge and Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham, as well as NELFT, ELFT and local CCGs. The activities of the Safe Connections Collaborative are geared towards the reduction of suicide in these local communities.

The Suicide Bereavement Liaison role sits within the postvention aspect of the Safe Connections Collaborative- The Grief in Pieces Suicide Bereavement Services, which provides support and guidance to individuals and families in the immediate aftermath of death by suicide.

A key component of the role will be to delivery of trauma-informed postvention support to individuals bereaved by suicide including family members, close friends or partners, witnesses, or members of the public etc.  Appropriate psychological support would include psychoeducation (information giving), assessing risk and monitoring for symptoms of trauma (including secondary trauma); to providing information and signposting to organisations that might be able to meet practical needs that arise following a death.

It is particularly important that you demonstrate sound knowledge of trauma informed practice and care for work with this population of clients. Direct experience in crisis work, client advocacy as well as provision of counseling services/ emotional support for clients experiencing complex trauma/ complicated grief is highly desirable.

Please see the Job Description attached for more information.

 

To apply, please complete the application form and attach it together with your CV via the Breathe HR link, please ensure you attach both when you press “apply now” by 23:59 on 16th May 2022.  Interviews will take place on 30th May 2022. For more information, please visit Breathe HR:  https://hr.breathehr.com/v/suicide-bereavement-liaison-22938

 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We strongly encourage applications from those from ethnic minority backgrounds or other underrepresented backgrounds.

We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please ensure you complete the equal opportunities section of the application form.