Mental Health Worker - Crisis Cafe (Worthing)

November 2022

Are you passionate about supporting people struggling with their mental health and looking for an exciting and rewarding new role? We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and resilient mental health worker to help us run this vital out of hours service.

Hours: 30 per week, four evenings and weekend shifts per week on a rota basis. (There may be some flexibility in terms of the hours)

Salary: £26,247.00 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week (G3)

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days per year rising to 27 days after 2 years (based on full-time hours)

Contract: Permanent

Location:  Methold House (the Guildcare building), North Street, Worthing, West Sussex

West Sussex Mind Values:

Excellence, Equitable, Open, Together, Curious, Unstoppable

Winner of National Mind Anti -Stigma Award 2021


We have a new vacancy to join our dedicated team who provide a safe and supportive service for people who are struggling to cope when other mental health services are not available. The service is currently open 5pm-10.30pm on weekdays and 12 noon–10.30pm on weekends.

Our work

The successful candidate will work within a small team of Mental Health and Peer Support Workers to support people who may otherwise experience a mental health crisis. This includes offering a listening ear along with structured support to develop a well-being plan and signposting advice. You’ll also take turns with colleagues to organise and lead delivery of the shifts.


A team player who’s committed to our values and your personal development, with proven experience of working with individuals from wide-ranging diverse backgrounds.

In return we can offer regular supervision, training, progression opportunities, employee assistance and a generous leave allowance.

How to Apply:

Please find below an application form, briefing document, guidance notes, competency framework, job description and person specification.

Send completed application form to:

For an informal role discussion contact

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 2nd December 2022

Interview date: Monday, 12th December 2022 in Worthing

Please note we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must therefore be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

No agencies or CVs

Application Form

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Job Description and Person Specification

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Guidance Notes

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Competency Framework

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Briefing for Staying Well Worthing

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