Scottish Association for Mental Health
Scottish Association for Mental Health

Charity registered in Scotland SC008897

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

Current vacancies

Team Leader - Edinburgh Support Service

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Edinburgh Support Service for a Team Leader based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people in the community and their own homes, supporting individuals to realize their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life. The Team Leader will provide direction and guidance to a team of support workers delivering direct support across Edinburgh. The Team Leader will coordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Support Workers, and have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multi disciplinary agencies.

The Team Leader will also provide direct support when required. You will be required to Co-ordinate referrals, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role you will ensure that support workers provided recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. You will also provide direction, development and mentorship for support staff .

We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm, passion and experience to deliver the fantastic service that SAMH is known for. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have relevant Health and Social Care Qualifications Level 4 or be willing to undertake this and experience of working in mental health field. And have experience of being a registered manager as this will be a requirement for this post. This role will occasionally require you to work evenings and weekends, as well as participating in on-call duties. If you're looking for a new challenge and want to develop your already strong skills, then this is the role for you.

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Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

The Physical Activity Behavioural Change Development Worker will play a key role in the delivery and development of SAMH’s partnership with Scottish Sports Futures in the delivery of the Wellbeing Project. The purpose of this role is to develop the skills needed to deliver Scottish Sports future and SAMH programme to disadvantaged young people across Scotland. Scottish Sports Futures targets those young people most at risk where and when they are most at risk, focusing on neighbourhoods that suffer from acute youth disorder and anti-social behaviour.

This role will specifically support the development, design and the delivery of the Wellbeing Project in partnership with Scottish Sports Futures. The role will support the training and development of staff and key stakeholders within the programme to deliver a range of life skills based on behaviour change and mental health and wellbeing approaches to improve the wellbeing and resilience to young people (aged 11-15 and 15-18 using every day, non-complex language.

The role will support identified communities to encourage and develop person-centred behaviour change intervention services that is responsive to the needs of those participating in the Scottish Sports Futures and SAMH programme, through one-to-one support and facilitating group sessions.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

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Senior DBI Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,466
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 20th July 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Borders DBI Service for a Senior Practitioner based in the Galashiels area of the Scottish Border, to join our small and friendly Team. As a DBI Senior Practitioner you will provide direction and guidance to a team of DBI practitioners delivering direct DBI support all across the Scottish Borders. The DBI Senior Practitioner will support the Service Manager to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with our Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. They will have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies e.g. Police Scotland, NHS Borders and Scottish Ambulance Service

The Senior Practitioner will also provide direct support when required. You will be required to Co-ordinate referrals, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role you will ensure that DBI practitioners provided a compassionate and value based response to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. You will also support the Service Manager to provide direction, development and mentorship for DBI staff.

We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm, passion and experience to deliver the fantastic service that SAMH is known for. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have relevant Health and Social Care Qualifications Level 3 or be willing to undertake this and experience of working in mental health field. This role will occasionally require you to work evenings and weekends,. If you're looking for a new challenge and want to develop your already strong skills, then this is the role for you.

SVQ 3 level or equivalent in Social Services and Health Care; or relevant appropriate experience is desirable or a willingness to work towards it.

Regular clinical supervision is offered by a clinical psychologist, in addition to SAMH

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Senior DBI Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,812
  • Borders
  • Closing 14th October 2019

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

DBI Senior Practitioners provide direction and guidance to a team of DBI practitioners delivering direct DBI support all across the Scottish Borders. The DBI Senior Practitioner will co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with our Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. They will have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies e.g. Police Scotland, NHS Borders and Scottish Ambulance Service.

DBI Senior Practitioners will also provide direct DBI support. They will be required to assess and Co-ordinate referrals as well as, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role they will provide recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. They will also provide direction, development and mentorship for DBI Practitioners.

SVQ 3 level or equivalent in Social Services and Health Care; or relevant appropriate experience is desirable or a willingness to work towards it.

Regular clinical supervision is offered by a clinical psychologist, in addition to SAMH

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

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2 x Support Worker 1

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Mount Vernon, Glasgow
  • Closing 11th February 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit a Support Worker for our Care Home Services based in the Mount Vernon area of Glasgow to provide a variety of practical and emotional support to people who use our services. You will be working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems and complex needs within a Care Home service and in the local community.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes.

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable.

As the post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. Although initially based in the Brisbane Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.

Within the posts on offer there are opportunities for a variety of training, personal and career development.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £18,996
  • Moray
  • Closing 7th February 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH provide community based outreach services which are recovery focused in Moray.

As a keyworker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should also have experience of working in the field of mental health or social care. SVQ Level III in care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you can work and may include some evenings and weekends pro rata. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this posts, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

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Workplace Trainer

  • Full time
  • £25,654 – £28,102
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th February 2020

SAMH is recruiting to our Workplace team, to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training organisations in supporting their staff.

Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services, together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.

You’ll deliver training in mental health to organisations across all sectors, engaging and inspiring them with our bespoke training products. You’ll also help us develop our materials, making sure they meet the needs of all of our clients.

You’re a highly experienced trainer, able to hold the attention of a room full of busy managers. You’ve developed great training that delivered the right outcomes, and you’re happy to work out of hours and across Scotland.

Benefits

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

· Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)

· 4 days public holidays

· Life cover 1.5 times annual salary

· Learning and development opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme – confidential support should you need it.

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Workplace Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,812 – £23,933
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th February 2020

SAMH is recruiting to our Workplace team, to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training organisations in supporting their staff.

Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services, together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.

Benefits

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

· Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)

· 4 days public holidays

· Life cover 1.5 times annual salary

· Learning and development opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme – confidential support should you need it.

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This vacancy has now closed

Workplace / Suicide Prevention Trainer

  • Full time
  • £25,654 – £28,102
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

SAMH is recruiting to our Workplace team, to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training organisations in supporting their staff.

Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services, together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.

You’ll deliver training in mental health to organisations across all sectors, engaging and inspiring them with our bespoke training products. You’ll also help us develop our materials, making sure they meet the needs of all of our clients.

You’re a highly experienced trainer, able to hold the attention of a room full of busy managers. You’ve developed great training that delivered the right outcomes, and you’re happy to work out of hours and across Scotland.

For an informal chat about this post please call Oxana MacGregor-Gunn on 07711389680.

Benefits

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

· Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)

· 4 days public holidays

· Life cover 1.5 times annual salary

· Learning and development opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme – confidential support should you need it.

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This vacancy has now closed

Service Manager (Aberdeen)

  • Full time
  • £24,699 – £32,933
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 20th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH’s George Street Support Service in Aberdeen provides 24/7 specialist support to 6 adults who have severe and enduring mental illnesses and complex needs. Established in the heart of Aberdeen City for over a decade, the service has a widely regarded reputation for excellence in delivering person-centred care based on the fundamental principles of empowerment, self-determination, resilience and hope.

An exciting opportunity is now available for an energetic, passionate and experienced management professional to join our team. We are looking for candidates who possess extensive experience of senior leadership roles and have a sound background in all aspects of successful project delivery and development in a health or social care context. The successful candidate is likely to have experience of being a Registered Manager within a Care At Home and Housing Support Service setting and will possess excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation and regulations, in addition to having extensive experience of supporting people with mental illnesses to progress in their recovery journeys. Exceptional self-management skills are core requirements of the post, as is the ability to create a working environment where innovation and creativity can flourish.

The post holder will predominantly work regular office hours but may on occasion be required to work evenings and weekends. Service Managers also participate in a Management On-Call rota.

The starting salary for this post is shown as a minimum but may be negotiable depending on the successful candidate’s experience, relevant qualifications and added value skill base.

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Support Workers x 4

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £18,996
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service
  • Closing 6th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers across our North Lanarkshire Support Service . As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

These posts will involve flexible working across the North Lanarkshire Area and our offices are based in Airdrie and Motherwell. A variety of shift patterns including day shifts, backshifts and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,550 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service
  • Closing 6th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit a part time Support Worker across our North Lanarkshire Support Service . As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

This post will involve flexible working across the North Lanarkshire Area and our offices are based in Airdrie and Motherwell. A variety of shift patterns including day shifts, backshifts and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

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Admin Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service
  • Closing 6th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

We are looking for an administrative assistant to support our service in North Lanarkshire. This post offers an exciting opportunity for an individual who has experience of working in a busy office environment. You will assist with the implementation and delivery of effective administration support to the Team Leader and service staff. In addition to excellent computing skills you must have strong communication, interpersonal and administration skills together with the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative. Sound knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook are essential and experience of working in a care setting would be desirable.

A Disclosure check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

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Bank Relief Practitioner

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Dundee Care at Home
  • Closing 9th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

There is the opportunity to carry out a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • Dundee Care at Home
  • Closing 9th March 2020

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

The Senior Practitioner will play an important part in establishing ongoing relationships between staff and service users.

The Senior practitioner will;

• Provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

• Work with service users to define their own action plans and coordinate, evaluate and review this support

• Provide practice supervision and mentorship to Practitioner staff within the team.

• Be responsible for the Co-ordination, assessments, monitoring and review for individuals using the service,

• Act as the key contact and develop positive relationships with individuals, families, multi-agency teams and communities.

As the post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

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Senior Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • Fife – Glenrothes
  • Closing 13th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

Growing Auchmuty is an exciting project funded by Big Lottery for 3 years (2018 – 2021). SAMH are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic person to provide direction and guidance to local residents and community based organisations, to develop beautiful green spaces to benefit all in the community of Auchmuty.

The postholder will facilitatelocal groups across neighbourhoods empowering themto effect lasting positive change resulting from funded activities specialising in therapeutic horticulture delivery. Building on the strengths and assets that currently exist within these neighbourhoods, the postholder will harness the local talent of residents; increase the social connectedness of individuals, groups and organisation to support increased confidence of local people to take positive action.

The Senior Project Co-ordinator will co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the progress of this project as well as providing practice supervision and mentorship to Project Volunteers. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will adoptsocial inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop relationshipswith other organisations and agencies within the community to increase opportunities for individuals. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will facilitate engagement events, group sessions and providesupport to enable local people who use the service to achieve their identified outcomes

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

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Practitioners - Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy

  • Full time
  • £17,550
  • Fife: Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 20th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/consequences and make an informed choice based on this.

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.

As this post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening and weekends and may also include sleepovers and on-calls you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

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Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £23,893 – £26,424
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 26th March 2020

In this exciting role you will support local people to connect with their community and overcome life’s challenges. Link Practitioners are based in GP practices across Aberdeen City. We work with local communities and colleagues both within and beyond the practice to support people to live better and have healthier lives.

Aberdeen Links aims to reduce pressures on mainstream primary and community care services by meeting a need for joined up support across the Health and Social Care Partnership.

As a Link Practitioner embedded in the community, local GP practices and the Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership locality you will:

  • support people with issues they are experiencing, to identify and manage issues and barriers that affect their ability to live well and help them to talk about what really matters to them,
  • offer non-clinical support to people, enabling them to set their own personal goals, and with your knowledge of what is happening in the local area, and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships help people access all their local community has to offer.
  • improve people’s health, wellbeing and personal resilience by supporting them to link more closely with opportunities in their community.

We are looking for talented and highly experienced people who are passionate about a person centred approach to supporting people to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their health and wellbeing.

You will be experienced in working with adults with a wide range of additional support needs, with exceptional communication skills and be able to effectively manage your own case load. Although this is not a mental health specific service, you will understand the varying needs of people with mental health problems and be experienced in providing support that empowers people to progress in their recovery journey, at times of poor mental health, at times of crisis and distress. You’ll also need to be flexible in responding to the demands of the service and ensure at all times that your practice and work is of the highest quality.

This role is predominantly based on regular office hours when working from GP practices, however the Aberdeen Links Service is also available at Police Scotland’s Custody Suite at Kittybrewster and as such, occasional evening, night and weekend working may be required on a rota basis for those Practitioners assigned to the custody suite.

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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, North Ayrshire
  • Closing 23rd March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has been successful in securing additional contracts to deliver the internationally recognised Individual Placement and Support model (IPS), which supports people with severe and enduring mental health problems or addictions to secure and sustain meaningful employment. We are looking to increase our existing team of IPS Employment Specialists and currently have opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Glasgow
  • North Lanarkshire
  • North Ayrshire

Predominantly providing employability support, you will be working collaboratively with a number of community mental health/addictions services and must be able to demonstrate experience of joined up partnership working. You will also able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health/addiction services and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, however full IPS training will be provided. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals to develop their self-confidence and realise their aspirations. You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

As these posts will involve travel across the designated area a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Community Directions service, Calton, Glasgow
  • Closing 25th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Community Directions service based in the Calton area of Glasgow. Community Directions provides medium to long term social care and housing support to men and women aged 18+ with a history of alcohol/substance misuse and complex needs, who are homeless (or at risk of becoming homeless) and who have expressed the view that they will, or are likely to continue to, misuse alcohol/substance often to what is considered to be dangerous levels.

You will provide practical and emotional support and assist service users in daily living and social skills to enable them to sustain their tenancy. The service promotes independent living and supports service users identify goals and aspirations to maximise quality of life and recovery. You will help to encourage and support individuals to re/engage with other agencies such as health and addictions services, and education and employment agencies. The service operates, 365 days a year.

As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. Applicants must be flexible in the hours they are available to work.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,077 – £19,566
  • Edinburgh Support Service, Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th March 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

We have a vacancy for a support worker 2 in our Edinburgh Support Service. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, a minimum of two years experience required. You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable. You will be working within a small team of support worker, and are expected to work as a team but must also be comfortable working alone. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which includes weekends, and evenings.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

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Top job! Head of HR (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £49,691 – £54,593
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd May 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

Hunter Adams are delighted to be partnering with SAMH to find a Head of Human Resources to join them in their Glasgow office on a fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave for up to 13 months. The role will form part of the senior management team and you lead in three core areas of Strategy, Project work and BAU. You will be managing a team of seven HR professionals who will support you and the organisation in projects and BAU.

BAU work includes:

  • Leadership support across all matters of Core HR and Employee Relations
  • Reporting around HR to the Senior Team and Trustees of SAMH
  • Regulatory compliance in line with the Care Inspectorate and SSSC guidelines as well as general legal compliance
  • Leadership and development of the HR team
  • Chair of health and safety governance

Project work includes:

  • Evaluation, enhancement and supporting HR Business Partners with delivery of Organisational Development Plan
  • Project manage implementation of a new HR and Payroll system in Autumn 2020
  • Wellbeing of staff (in general and also in light of the developing circumstances around Covid-19)
  • Enhancing learning and development, following implementation of new learning management system in early 2020

Strategy/Leadership Work includes:

  • Updating and enhancing policy, procedures and response to Covid-19, as part of business continuity team
  • Helping SAMH through a period of transition including a new strategy, new HR system, enhancement of the L&D function and the Digital Strategy
  • Advising the senior team and Trustees around changes in regulation that will affect SAMH and their workforce.
  • Working closely with senior colleagues on operational management, business development and performance monitoring

What We Are Looking For

You will be an experienced HR Manager or Director who has strong people management skills and demonstrable knowledge across all areas of HR. Specific skills useful for this role are

  • Good exposure to a wide range Employee Relations issues and their resolution
  • Experience of project managing, implementing, troubleshooting and training on new HR systems
  • A strong demonstrable interest in Employee Wellbeing, particularly in relation to mental health inside the workplace
  • Experience of working with Senior Members of staff
  • Exposure to a highly regulated environment and ability to translate those regulations into HR policy (desirable)
  • A commercial mindset to ensure that HR policies and procedures enhance all of the activities that SAMH are involved in.
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Resilience Coach

  • Full time or Part time or Flexible
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 5th June 2020

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems on their recovery journey. The resilience coaching led services also support those with Autism.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

As SAMH embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems on their recovery journey. The resilience coaching led services also support those with Autism.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

As SAMH embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566 pro-rata
  • West Lothian, Bathgate
  • Closing 22nd June 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

We have vacancies for experienced support workers 2’s based in Bathgate. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. Access to your own transport is required. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which may include weekends, and evenings.

0Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,440 – £33,921
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 7th July 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH’s George Street Support Service in Aberdeen provides 24/7 specialist support to 6 adults who have severe and enduring mental illnesses and complex needs. Established in the heart of Aberdeen City for over a decade, the service has a widely regarded reputation for excellence in delivering person-centred care based on the fundamental principles of empowerment, self-determination, resilience and hope.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

An exciting opportunity is now available for an energetic, passionate and experienced management professional to join our team. We are looking for candidates who possess extensive experience of senior leadership roles and have a sound background in all aspects of successful project delivery and development in a health or social care context. The successful candidate is likely to have experience of being a Registered Manager within a Care At Home and Housing Support Service setting and will possess excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation and regulations, in addition to having extensive experience of supporting people with mental illnesses to progress in their recovery journeys. Exceptional self-management skills are core requirements of the post, as is the ability to create a working environment where innovation and creativity can flourish.

The post holder will predominantly work regular office hours but may on occasion be required to work evenings and weekends. Service Managers also participate in a Management On-Call rota.

The starting salary for this post is £25,440 but may be negotiable depending on the successful candidate’s experience, relevant qualifications and added value skill base.

If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. Interested candidates are welcome to contact Cliff Watt, Community Business Manager for an informal discussion on 01224 643569

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required. Registration with the SSSC is a mandatory requirement for this post. Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

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Senior Project Coordinator (Fife – Glenrothes)

  • Full time
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Fife – Glenrothes
  • Closing 3rd July 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

Growing Auchmuty is an exciting project funded by Big Lottery for 3 years (2018 – 2021). SAMH are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic person to provide direction and guidance to local residents and community based organisations, to develop beautiful green spaces to benefit all in the community of Auchmuty.

The postholder will facilitate local groups across neighbourhoods empowering them to effect lasting positive change resulting from funded activities specialising in therapeutic horticulture delivery. Building on the strengths and assets that currently exist within these neighbourhoods, the postholder will harness the local talent of residents; increase the social connectedness of individuals, groups and organisation to support increased confidence of local people to take positive action.

The Senior Project Coordinator will coordinate, monitor and evaluate the progress of this project as well as providing practice supervision and mentorship to Project Volunteers. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will adopt social inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop relationships with other organisations and agencies within the community to increase opportunities for individuals. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will facilitate engagement events, group sessions and provide support to enable local people who use the service to achieve their identified outcomes.

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Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/consequences and make an informed choice based on this.

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.

As this post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

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Dundee Care at Home Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Dundee
  • Closing 7th July 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

The Senior Practitioner will play an important part in establishing ongoing relationships between staff and service users.

The Senior practitioner will :

  • provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Work with service users to define their own action plans and coordinate, evaluate and review this support
  • provide practice supervision and mentorship to Practitioner staff within the team.
  • be responsible for the Co-ordination, assessments, monitoring and review for individuals using the service,
  • act as the key contact and develop positive relationships with individuals, families, multi-agency teams and communities.

As the post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2020

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

Redhall is a mental health service based in an award winning walled garden/six acre estate in Edinburgh. In a beautiful outdoor setting we promote recovery from mental ill health through therapeutic horticulture including organic gardening, conservation and team working. We also offer training in IT.

We are looking for a dedicated peer worker to run group sessions at Redhall and out-with to facilitate sessions such as WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) And Tools for Living etc.

You will be required to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service including some evening and weekend working.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

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Contract Compliance Adviser

  • Part time
  • £19,089 – £21,178 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th July 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.

As a key member of the National Employment Team, you will work closely with the management team to ensure compliance with contractors’ systems. This includes audits of databases and files and ensuring corrective action is taken as required. You will also train and advise colleagues on the use of reporting systems and provide full administrative support for the Team.

You will be based in Glasgow providing support for national and varied contracts. You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Experience of using Word, Excel and databases is essential. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience of working with DWP or voluntary organisations is desirable.

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Support Worker 2 - Edinburgh Support Service

  • Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2020

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Edinburgh Support Service for Support Worker 2’s based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people in the community and their own homes, supporting individuals to realize their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life.

As a support worker you will establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services who have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills.

You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental and have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multi disciplinary agencies. You will also have experience working as a key worker for a minimum of two years and be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

You will be working within a small team of support workers, and are expected to work as a team but must also be comfortable working alone. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which includes weekends, and evenings.

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