Sanctuary Worker

Southend on sea
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We have exciting opportunities available to work within the Sanctuary by Sea Crisis Service in Southend. The Sanctuary by Sea provides an out of hours community based “haven” for people with self-defined crisis - offering direct and emotional support for people experiencing mental health difficulties, providing a warm, safe place for those who may otherwise be at risk of harm. Examples include: speaking with sanctuary worker, crisis management, a quiet and warm space.

You will support individuals to use coping techniques, identify their own needs and promote recovery. You will support individuals to address practical issues and provide signposting to other organisations that will support people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.


Full time hours available 37 and bank (zero hours). Due to nature of this service you will be required to work weekends and nights.


Southend on Sea, a 5 minute walk from the beach and a 10 minute walk from the train station.

About you:

?Previous experience working with individuals experiencing mental ill health or through lived experience, providing de-escalation techniques. You must be empathetic and a good listener as well as a quick thinker and problem solver. You must be passionate about making a difference.

Closing date: 14 June 2024

Interview date: 24 June 2024

CV's will be assessed upon receipt, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. We may close this post early if we receive sufficient applications before the closing date. If you are interested in applying, we would ask that you do so as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.

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Choice Support is Disability Confident which is a scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions. As part of our commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview. If you consider yourself to have a disability or long-term chronic health condition or if you require any adjustments/support during the application/selection process, please contact us at so that we can discuss your needs with you.

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