WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Opportunities in WY-FI

Job Vacancies

Here’s a list of current vacancies at WY-FI and our partner organisations.

employment-1WY-FI Co-Production Support Worker (3 roles)
£16,665 FTE (£8.66/hr)
West Yorkshire wide, based from Leeds City Centre

Have you completed WY-FI’s accredited NVQ Peer Mentor Training? Do you have experience of applying your skills in a work/placement setting? Are you resilient and ready for a new challenge?

We are looking for three people with lived experience of mental health challenges, addiction, homelessness and/or contact with the criminal justice system.

As a Co-Production Support Worker, you’ll be supporting and motivating WY-FI’s own beneficiaries to get involved with the Network and with meaningful activities in local areas (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield).

The roles are between 25 and 30 hours per week, to be negotiated with successful applicants.

Please visit the Humankind Careers Page for more information and an application form.

The closing date for completed applications is noon on Friday 18th January 2019.

Application packs are also available via email at hr@humankindcharity.org.uk or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting reference 19/WYFI/01.


Receptionist
£14,430 – £15,623
Forward Leeds (partner organisation) – Irford House, Seacroft 

As directed by the Senior Administrator, the Receptionist will be an integral member of a dynamic, multi-agency team, using their skills to:

  • Organise and manage information
  • Communicate effectively with a range of people
  • Manage a number of priorities
  • Keep calm under pressure

Please visit the Humankind Careers page for more information and an application form.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 28th January 2019.

Application packs are also available via email at hr@humankindcharity.org.uk or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting reference 19/LDA/02.


Focused Intervention Recovery Coordinator
£17,170 – £23,947
Forward Leeds (partner organisation) – Irford House, Seacroft 

The Recovery Coordinator is an integral member of a dynamic multi agency team, delivering comprehensive and tailored individual interventions that will include delivery of a full range of structured, one to one, support.

Please visit the Humankind Careers Page for more information and an application form.

The closing date for completed applications is noon on 25th January 2019.

Application packs are also available via email at hr@humankindcharity.org.uk or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 731160 quoting job reference 19/LDA/01.


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For more information about Peer Mentoring volunteering opportunities, please scroll down to the Peer Mentoring section of this page.


Other vacancies at our partner organisations

You might also be interested in working for one of our partner organisations. Click on the logos below to visit their job pages and view their current vacancies:

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Peer Mentoring

What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer mentoring is where a person who has lived through a specific experience (peer mentor) helps a person going through a similar experience (peer mentee). Peer mentees learn from those who have recovered, or rehabilitated. Peer mentors learn new skills and improve their chances of employment.

What do WY-FI Peer Mentors do?

WY-FI Peer Mentors volunteer across West Yorkshire (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield) by supporting our navigator teams to help adults with multiple needs engage with support services.

Using their own knowledge and lived experience of local services and recovery options, WY-FI Peer Mentors support and build up mentoring relationships with WY-FI beneficiaries to help them access relevant services. WY-FI Peer Mentors are important for demonstrating visible recovery and instilling hope.

WY-FI Peer Mentors receive training, supervision and travel expenses are reimbursed for each day of volunteering.

“Becoming a WY-FI Peer Mentor has completely changed my personality and it’s the perfect route for me back into employment” WY-FI Peer Mentor

We ask that Peer Mentors commit to a minimum of 1/2 day per week in their placement.

What do I need to become a WY-FI Peer Mentor?

To become a WY-FI Peer Mentor you must have:

  • previous experience of volunteering or peer mentoring (supporting people)
  • lived experience of at least two of the following:
    • homelessness
    • addiction to drugs, substances and/or alcohol
    • re-offending behaviour
    • mental ill health

How do I become a WY-FI Peer Mentor?

Please download and read this role description. If you would like to become a WY-FI Peer Mentor, please complete and return this Expression of Interest form

Please email completed forms to wy-fi@touchstonesupport.org.uk or post them to:

WY-FI Touchstone
Dewsbury Business Centre
13 Wellington Road East
Dewsbury
WF13 1HF

What happens next?

When we receive your Expression of Interest form and if you are suitable for a WY-FI role, we will invite you to an induction session to discuss your application.

What training will I receive?

When the induction is complete, WY-FI Peer Mentors take part in a 12 week training course which will cover topics such as:

  • mentoring skills
  • negotiation skills
  • conflict resolution, and
  • safeguarding

The course requires 1 day commitment per week for 12 weeks.

During training, you will have the opportunity to shadow WY-FI Navigators and WY-FI Peer Mentors. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an accredited CERTA Level 2 qualification in Peer Mentoring.

Once you have started as a WY-FI Peer Mentor, you will have access to even more training opportunities.

“This course has helped me so much, I’m so glad I did it” Peer Mentor course participant

If you have any questions or queries about Peer Mentoring please call Touchstone on 01924 460 432.

Download our Peer Mentor brochure for further information