What does it mean for Harmless to have reached its 10th Anniversary?

A word from one of our Specialist Therapists about their time at Harmless and it means to them….

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Harmless are recruiting!

Would you like to work for Harmless and The Tomorrow Project?

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions within the organisation to join our specialist self harm and suicide prevention team.

For an application form and job description, or for more information please email info@harmless.org.uk or call 01159 348445 (admin line only). Please include which job you are applying for in your email.

Positions:

  • Project Worker
  • Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer
  • Sessional therapists and bank staff

Application closing date 5pm on February 20th 2015 (all positions)

Interviews to be held w/c 2nd March 2015 (all positions)

 

JOB TITLE: Project Worker

Hours: 20 hours per week

Pay:  £19k to £24k pro rata (Depending on experience)

 We are currently recruiting a project worker to join the Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who access the service who experience self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide an assertive outreach approach across Nottinghamshire, to promote a preventative and early intervention approach around the issues of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively with communities of need to promote health and recovery amongst individuals by using and demonstrating a range of non-clinical interventions that promote coping and resilience.
  • To support the recovery of service users by engaging in activities and practical support that will improve the quality of life, for instance support employment, social engagement, advocacy and housing.

 

JOB TITLE: Self Harm and Suicide Prevention Trainer

Hours: Sessional basis

Pay:  TBA

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • Deliver high quality and professional training on behalf of Harmless and its associated projects to external parties including (but not limited to) external organisations, school, professionals and carers.
  • Delivery of a range of training packages including (but not limited to) PSHE workshops, specialist workshops and full day and half day specialist sessions on the themes of:

-       Mental health

-       Self harm

-       Suicide prevention

 

JOB TITLE: Sessional therapists and bank staff

Hours: Various

Pay: £12.00 to £15.00 p/h depending on experience

We are currently recruiting sessional counsellors to supplement our permanent Harmless team. This role will primarily involve working with clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.

‘Bank staff’ will provide cover for both planned and unplanned leave within the clinical team as well as bringing specific skills, knowledge and experience for short periods of time.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

  • To provide sessional counselling people to clients who experience mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • To work collaboratively and assertively with the communities and environments where a person is already in contact to provide information, containment and enhance a collaborative recovery approach for the person experiencing mental health problems and/or that self harm or are at risk of self harm and suicide.
  • Counsellors must be accredited with BACP or equivalent. Unfortunately we will not consider anyone who is not accredited at this time.

What is it like to work for Harmless? Our trainer writes about her experiences delivering self harm training

Over the upcoming weeks, members of the Harmless team will write about their experiences of working for our organisation. The first of these posts is written by our trainer, Satveer, who has spoken about her experience of delivering self harm training to the school she first attended as a student:

”This week marked the beginning of the delivery of sessions in the Rushcliffe borough to secondary school teachers and parents regarding self-harm education. I delivered a session with staff from The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Team to staff at a school in the area, the first of what we hope will be many.

For me this was a surreal experience as I used to be a pupil at this school and my self-harm began while I was a pupil there, struggling to cope with family problems. This was a fantastic opportunity to go back and show the staff who had taught me just how far I had come. In me having this opportunity it really encompasses Harmless’s work, empowering service users and showing there can be a positive, successful future after self-harm.

The verbal feedback after the session was excellent with some saying it was the best training they have been on. More sessions to come at other schools in the borough and with parents that we hope will be just as inspirational and productive.

Satveer Nijjar, Trainer, Harmless”