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Protect Life Keyworker (part-time), Lurgan-based, covering Southern HSCT area


  • Armagh / Newry / Dungannon Area
  • See description
  • Temporary part-time
  • Updated 05/12/2017
  • Sarah Sanders
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Start360 is recruiting a Keyworker for the Protect Life service, on a part time basis until January 2019. This role will be based in Lurgan and cover the Southern HSCT area.


Start360 is one of Northern Ireland’s leading front-line charities, and provides a range of services and interventions in the areas of health, justice and employability. We strive to make a difference to the lives of the people we work with, and we are looking for likeminded, committed professionals to join our organisation.

We currently have a Keyworker vacancy available, based in Lurgan and covering the Southern HSCT area. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 12 noon.  Applications will only be accepted by post or handed into our Belfast Head Office

Application packs can be downloaded from our website via


Post:  Keyworker

Project:  Protect Life

Base:  Lurgan

Remit:  Southern HSCT area

Contract:  Part-time, fixed-term maternity cover until January 2019 (subject to funding)

Salary:  NJC Point 23 (pro-rata equivalent of £21,268 per annum)


Background to the Project

Start360 mentoring interventions and support are designed to support vulnerable young people who present with issues around mental health wellbeing, anxiety, self-harm, despair, and/or suicidal ideation.  Start360's Protect Life crisis mentoring offers interventions, care, and support plans tailored to meet individual service user needs.  Support plans are designed to assess and contain identified risk, build confidence, and encourage positive lifestyle choices and appropriate protective factors.  This creates a healthy relationship in which service users can be supported and risks managed.

The services offered by Protect Life include:

  • Immediate complimentary therapeutic support post-assessment.
  • Core harm reduction.
  • Risk management.
  • Empower service users to take personal responsibility for their actions.
  • Acknowledge issues and barriers to progression.
  • Support for service users through agreed action, care, and support plans.
  • Immediate continued reassessment and support for those service users who move into the process of relapse post-support and exit. 

Ref: PLKW 12/17
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