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

Support Worker Level 2

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th November 2018

Service: ARBD Hoddam, Glasgow

These services support people who have been diagnosed with ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage). The successful candidates should be able to establish supportive relationships with service users and offer them practical and emotional support. They will be able to demonstrate a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice.

Some knowledge and experience of working with ARBD and the complexity this can have on service users would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.

Your duties will be the same as our Support Workers in demonstrating a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice

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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £22,748 – £25,654
  • Glasgow (in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde)
  • Closing 28th November 2018

SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. As part of our package of Employability products, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.

Internal applicants should note that if successful, this will be a secondment opportunity.

Working closely with a number of Community Mental Health Teams, you will work with people using mental health services, employers and professional networks to secure employment for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health provision and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. 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 this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

If you wish to discuss this vacancy, please contact Neil Boyd on 07714 140117.

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Support Workers (North Lanarkshire Support Service)

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 30th November 2018

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 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. Access to own transport is essential.

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 (North Lanarkshire Support Service)

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 30th November 2018

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.

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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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Engage Glenlora, Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 30th November 2018

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 Glenlora Service are looking for a support worker to be part of an innovative service which makes a positive impact on the lives of the people who use the service.

As a Support Worker, you will carry key-worker responsibility for a number of service users, some of whom will require individual support. This will involve supporting people to develop outcome-focused action plans, carrying out assessments and reviews and contributing to the facilitation and development of therapeutic groups

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire service users to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations.

You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems. The post involves evening work which is covered on a rota basis.

Shifts:

Early 1, Early, Late

Sleepover (1.15pm -11.00pm -Then 8am-2.15pm the following day)

On-calls (5.00pm-8am the following morning)

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Corporate Partnerships Executive

  • Full time
  • £21,384 – £24,215
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th July 2018

The Corporate Partnerships Executive is an exciting role for an experienced corporate fundraiser that will support the long-term generation and maximisation of SAMH’s corporate fundraising income stream, to meet or exceed targets through the implementation of an ambitious and sustainable corporate engagement strategy.

You will contribute to the successful delivery of our ambitious fundraising strategy in a variety of ways including:

• Account management of a number of corporate partnerships

• Creating and developing new business opportunities for long-term, strategic mutually beneficial corporate partnerships.

• Achieving income generation targets in line with the fundraising budget, operational plan and related KPIs

Our ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You will have experience of building successful relationships with companies and of business networking.

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Veteran Peer Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £16,478
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required.
  • Closing 13th July 2018

Expeerience Counts, North Lanarkshire

SAMH’s Peer Support Service introduces a new approach to working with people living in North Lanarkshire experiencing and recovering from mental health issues; focusing on individuals’ recovery through self-management and accessing naturally occurring resources in their communities.

The central aspect of the Peer Support Workers’ role will be developing effective and mutually empowering relationships with veterans. The relationship which will be negotiated by both parties will have a clearly stated focus and reason. Peer Support Workers will share their personal experiences in an intentional and professional way to empower veterans, instil confidence, trust and hope. Facilitated Group Work will also form a central aspect of the Peer Support Service. You will have responsibility for providing the first point of contact for practical support, advice and guidance to V1P service users across the full range of social, educational and welfare services. Interest is encouraged from applicants who have served in the Armed Forces/veteran experience. More information about V1P can be found at veteransfirstpoint.org.uk. As this post will involve travel across various locations access to your own transport is desirable.

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.Applicants must be military Veterans with a verifiable service number or a direct family member (spouse, parent, sibling, child 16+) of a military Veteran with a verifiable service numberCandidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £16,478 – £18,624
  • Govan and Priesthill, Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

Service: SAMH Engage Rathlin Service & Engage Muirshiel Service

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Engage Services based in the Govan 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, addiction issues, history of homelessness and complex needs within a Care at Home service within 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.

Role involves;

- Team working

- Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable.

As the posts will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, and on-calls, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work and must have the availability to work on rota as required. Although initially based in the Engage Rathlin Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.

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Support Worker 2 X 2

  • Full time
  • £16,478 – £18,624
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 16th July 2018

SAMH is currently looking to recruit 2 x Support Worker 2 across our Forth Valley Services . 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.

As these posts will involve flexible working across the forth valley area and a variety of shift patterns including day shifts, backshifts, sleepovers and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. Access to own transport is essential.

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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Team Leader (Aberdeen)

  • Full time
  • £22,037 – £25,151
  • Bloomfield Road, Aberdeen
  • Closing 31st August 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our projects in Aberdeen for a Team Leader role. This post would be a valuable development opportunity to work in a busy and dynamic supported accommodation service which supports vulnerable adults who have had significant experience of homelessness issues, chaotic lifestyle and substance misuse problems.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges faced by people who have experienced past trauma and barriers to their ability to engage effectively with services.

For an informal chat about this post please call Catherine Anderson, Service Manager on 01224 643569.

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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Horticulture Instructor

  • Full time
  • £16,478 – £18,624
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th August 2018

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. There is a strong group work emphasis, staff work with the people attending our service to develop and maintain the garden, plant nursery and estate which is open to the public on weekdays and occasional weekends. Duties also include key working responsibilities, supporting our service users with their personal development plans.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our team of eight. Applicants should have:

You will have experience in horticulture, ideally both garden and plant nursery work, and of supporting people in an outdoor setting.

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability, creativity and enthusiasm. You will also have experience and a good understanding of working with mental health issues.

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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Primary Care Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,658
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 6th August 2018

For Scotland’s Mental Health

An exciting opportunity to work in primary care settings with support from existing SAMH services has arisen within our organisation. We are looking for service delivery staff to be part of a team of Link Workers.

If you would like to be part of an exciting new development that involves working within a GP Practice providing support to individuals to identify issues that are affecting peoples’ ability to live well, then this could be for you.

The Primary Care Link Worker service is a test of change project, funded until March 2019 by North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care partnership. SAMH were successful in being awarded this funding through involvement in the delivery of a time limited Link worker pilot project in Airdrie last year and because of the strong collaborative working partnerships SAMH has with North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire in the delivery of the SAMH Expeerience Counts and Well Informed services.

The Primary Care Link Worker service will provide a person-centred approach in response to the needs and interests of GP practice patients to support them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. The Primary Care Link EWorkers (PCLWs) will be working collaboratively with the patients to support them through decision making processes to identify issues and barriers affecting them and will identify community resources which will benefit patients and facilitate access to these by establishing and maintaining effective relationships between community resources and GP practices. PCLWs will utilise social inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop links with other agencies within the community and create opportunities for GP patients.

The Primary Care Link Worker service will operate across the six North Lanarkshire locality areas.

This is an excellent development opportunity for staff who want to work in a primary care community setting establishing new working relationships with GP and Health Centre partners.

For more information about the Primary Care Link Worker service or for an informal discussion, please contact Service Manager Eileen Quinn: eileen.quinn@samh.org.uk | 01698 265659, 07971 857909 or CBM Gill Martin gill.martin@samh.org.uk 07718 668998.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £16,478 – £18,624
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th August 2018

We have a vacancy for a support worker 2 in Edinburgh. 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. 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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Communications Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,125 – £22,037
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th August 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join SAMH’s Communications team.

As Communications Assistant, you will support the internal and external communications work of SAMH. You will have excellent people skills and strong written communication skills with an eye for detail. Social media activity will be a big part of this job too, so we are looking for someone who is organised, creative and can manage a busy workload.

If you have experience of working in a communications, marketing or digital environment then we want to hear from you.

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Team Leader (Aberdeen)

  • Full time
  • £22,037 – £25,151
  • George Street, Aberdeen
  • Closing 31st August 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Aberdeen Support Service for a Team Leader based in the City.

Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people, helping them to realise their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life. We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm, passion and experience to deliver the fantastic service that SAMH is known for. You will have a full range of responsibilities from staff and budget management to networking and marketing our services. You should be experienced in delivering and managing person centred services to best practice principles and have a strong commitment to values based leadership. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have relevant Health and Social Care Qualifications and experience of working in mental health field.

This role will occasionally require you to 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.

For an informal chat about this post please call Catherine Anderson, Service Manager on 01224 643569.

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Senior DBI Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £21,384 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 30th August 2018

Distress Brief Intervention is an innovative service being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland, and aims to provide short term, compassionate and empowering support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and referral into a Level 2, 14 day supportive intervention delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting.

We are looking for a motivated practitioner who is experienced in mental health or social care to be part of a small, friendly team delivering an exciting and innovative service in the Scottish Borders.

DBI senior practitioners provide direction and guidance to a team of DBI Practitioners delivering direct DBI support across the Scottish Borders. The DBI senior Practitioner will coordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with our Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. You will be able to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies eg Police Scotland, NHS Borders and the Scottish Ambulance Service

DBI senior practitioners will also provide direct DBI support. You 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, Senior Practitioners make sure that DBI interventions are timely, empowering and compassionate. As part of the role you 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. You 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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DBI Practitioner (Distress Brief Intervention)

  • Part time
  • £17,371 – £18,624 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 30th August 2018

Scottish Borders is one of four test sites in Scotland for the Scottish Government pilot of Distress Brief Intervention (DBI). The overarching aim of the DBI Programme is to provide a framework for improved inter-agency co-ordination, collaboration and co-operation across a wide range of care settings, interventions and community supports, with the shared goal of providing a compassionate and effective response to people in distress, making it more likely that they will engage with and stay connected to services or support that may benefit them over time.

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive problem solving contact with an individual in distress. It is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by front line staff in A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service. 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.

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. The post will include travel across the Scottish Borders, access to your own transport essential.

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.

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

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Senior DBI Practitioners

  • Part time
  • £21,384 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 30th August 2018

DBI is a two tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and a 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 Practioners delivering direct DBI support across the Scottish Borders. The DBI senior Practioner will coordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practioners and liaise with Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. To have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies eg Police Scotland, NHS Borders and Scottish Ambulance Service

DBI senior practitioners will also provide direct DBI support. You will be required to assess and 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 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. You will also provide direction, development and mentorship for DBI Practioners.

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

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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Peer Support Workers

  • Part time
  • £16,478 pro-rata
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required.
  • Closing 30th August 2018

Expeerience Counts, North Lanarkshire

SAMH’s Peer Support Service introduces a new approach to working with people living in North Lanarkshire experiencing and recovering from mental health issues; focusing on individuals’ recovery through self-management and accessing naturally occurring resources in their communities.

We have an exciting opportunity for two Peer Support Workers, with appropriate skills experience and motivation who have their own lived experience of mental health issues and personal recovery.

The central aspect of the Peer Support Workers’ role will be developing effective and mutually empowering relationships with individuals. The relationship which will be negotiated by both parties will have a clearly stated focus and reason. Peer Support Workers will share their personal experiences in an intentional and professional way to empower individuals, instil confidence, trust and hope. Facilitated Group Work will also form a central aspect of the Peer Support Service. You will be required to support service users to self manage their mental health. As this post will involve travel across various locations access to your own transport is desirable.

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 - Fife (Full & Part Time)

  • Full time
  • £16,478
  • Fife – Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 14th September 2018

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 the posts 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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Admin Assistant (Laurencekirk, South Aberdeenshire)

  • Part time
  • £16,478 – £16,612 pro-rata
  • South Aberdeenshire, office base in Laurencekirk
  • Closing 11th September 2018

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services will look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.

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.

Your strong administration and IT skills will enable our services to deliver efficient and effective support to people across Aberdeenshire. You will be the first point of contact for people contacting our services and your welcoming and knowledgeable responses will be representative of the standards people can expect from SAMH. Your experience in updating website content and social media will help keep people updated and informed about events, information and support in their local communities.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £22,037 – £25,151
  • Edinburgh Support Service
  • Closing 14th September 2018

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 and experience of working in mental health field. 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.

The post holder will be responsible for delivery of the SAMH Corporate Strategy at a team level. They will have full line management responsibility for staff within their own team and assumed responsibility for all staff across the service. They will also take on designated budgetary and financial management within the service and be responsible for the implementation of, and adherence to, all SAMH policies and procedures.

A relevant Health and Social Care qualification is desirable.

Experience in the areas of managing and developing teams and budgets and working across sectors is also desirable.

Full driving licence and access to own transport is desirable.

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Top job! Children and Young People Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,029 – £45,215
  • Glasgow, with requirement to travel
  • Closing 17th September 2018

SAMH believes the time is right to review, refocus and invest in early intervention and preventative support for children and young people. A key element of the SAMH Strategic plan is to develop our offer to children and young people over the next period and we are looking for an experienced Children and Young People Development Manager to provide leadership and development of existing and new service delivery models to improve the mental health of children and young people across Scotland. To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria listed in the role profile and demonstrate significant experience of working with children and young people and an excellent understanding of children and young people’s mental health and related policy and best practice service delivery.

This role is an exciting opportunity to be part of bringing together a movement of people who want to create positive change for children and young people.

Background:

During our 2015 consultation events, which shaped SAMH’s Ask Once, Get Help Fast manifesto, an overwhelming number of people told us there is a lack of education and support for young people. They also told us it is essential for children and young people to learn about mental health at a young age. Half of all adults who are mentally ill experienced the onset of their mental health problems by the age of 14. Most children will never come into contact with specialist mental health services yet all children have mental health. Diagnosis of a mental health problem should not be the only mechanism to trigger support, but it’s often at that late stage when interventions take place. We need to act faster. Improving the self-esteem, resilience and well-being of all our young people must be a priority.

In 2017 SAMH launched a major campaign all about children and young people’s mental health, it is called Going To Be. Our aim is to position this as a major issue for Scotland and to bring together a movement of people who want to create positive change. Our work for children and young people doesn’t end there. We are operating programmes in schools, colleges and in the community.

In 2018 the Scottish Government published an audit of rejected referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and accepted all of the recommendations made. SAMH undertook the qualitative element of this work and gathered evidence from children, young people, their families and carers across the country to inform the approach to mental health services and develop recommendations for improving the experience for children and young people. In 2018, SAMH also worked with Young Scot to recruit young people from across Scotland for a Youth Commission to develop recommendations on how child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) should be provided and what mental health services can and should look like in the future.

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Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,150 – £36,795
  • Glasgow, with requirement to travel
  • Closing 17th September 2018

SAMH are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager to lead and manage the organisational response to opportunities that support the strategic purpose and direction of the organisation, on behalf of the Executive Team. This is an exciting time to join the organisation to design, develop and implement new marketable service models that will meet Scotland’s future mental health related needs and put the organisation at the front and centre of innovative business development in this arena. The role will work closely with the operational leadership team and managers throughout our service portfolio.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record in excellent bid-writing skills, delivering outcomes and a comprehensive understanding of the health and social care environment and Mental Health Strategy in Scotland.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £22,037 – £25,151
  • North Lanarkshire, with requirement to travel
  • Closing 24th September 2018

An exciting opportunity to work in community and hospital settings has arisen and SAMH are looking for a motivated, skilled, and experienced individual to lead and manage a mental health support team working across North Lanarkshire.

If you would like to be part of an innovative new development that involves enabling people with severe and enduring mental health problems and complex needs to achieve personal goals and inclusion in the wider community, then this could be for you.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit a Team Leader for our North Lanarkshire Support Service. As Team Leader you will provide line management support and lead and direct staff ensuring that support to the people that use the service is provided in ways which are effective, efficient and of the highest quality. We will expect you to establish strong and sustainable relationships with locally based key stakeholders including Health & Social Care teams, Hospital Ward Staff, Primary Care and Community Voluntary Sector groups.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes and a knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health or social care. SVQ III in Health and Social Care or equivalent is essential.

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Support Worker 2 (Glasgow Services)

  • Full time
  • £16,478 – £18,624
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th September 2018

SAMH Engage Rathlin Service & Engage Muirshiel Service

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Engage Services based in the Govan 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, addiction issues, history of homelessness and complex needs within a Care at Home service within 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.

Role involves;

- Team working

- Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable.

As the posts will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, and on-calls, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work and must have the availability to work on rota as required. Although initially based in the Engage Rathlin Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.

Closing date for all applications is Monday 24th September at 12 noon.

ARBD Hoddam, Glasgow

These services support people who have been diagnosed with ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage). The successful candidates should be able to establish supportive relationships with service users and offer them practical and emotional support. They will be able to demonstrate a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice.

Some knowledge and experience of working with ARBD and the complexity this can have on service users would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.

Your duties will be the same as our Support Workers in demonstrating a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice.

Closing date for all applications is Friday 21st September 2018 at noon.

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Support Worker Level 2

  • Part time
  • £16,478 pro-rata
  • ARBD Southside Response, Glasgow
  • Closing 21st September 2018

These services support people who have been diagnosed with ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage). The successful candidates should be able to establish supportive relationships with service users and offer them practical and emotional support. They will be able to demonstrate a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice.

Some knowledge and experience of working with ARBD and the complexity this can have on service users would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.

Your duties will be the same as our Support Workers in demonstrating a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice.

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Employment Specialist

  • Full time
  • £22,037 – £25,151
  • Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 21st September 2018

This is the most challenging and rewarding job you may ever apply for. The positive impact you can make on peoples’ lives will be down to the quality of support you provide as well as knowing your work will positively improve the lives’ of your customers and the wider community.

The role of the SAMH Employment Specialist has its challenges and opportunities for you and the people you will support into employment. You are expected to deliver very high standards and performance targets in an environment where everyone wants the best for the customer.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as an SAMH Employment Specialist, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed customers to find lasting jobs. They will each require different support so you’ll be doing a job that’s varied, challenging and genuinely rewarding.

Whatever your experience, we need people with an open-minded, determined attitude who can motivate and inspire both themselves and their customers to succeed. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative without the day to day presence of line management and one of your strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving license and access to your own transport is essential.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Tamara Wilson, Employment Solutions Manager on 07713 391 201 or email tamara.wilson@samh.org.uk.

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Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £16,478
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 25th September 2018

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services will look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.

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.

Using your practical knowledge and experience of horticulture or gardening and your understanding of mental health issues you will support people to achieve their goals and outcomes in a therapeutic horticulture setting. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

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

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Resilience Coach

  • Part time
  • £18,624 – £20,726 pro-rata
  • North or Central Aberdeenshire – office base in Peterhead or Inverurie
  • Closing 10th October 2018

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.

As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience. Although this role will be working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main focus of work will be concentrated within the north of the area.

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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Horticulture Instructor 30hpw

  • Part time
  • £16,478 – £18,624 pro-rata
  • Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2018

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. There is a strong group work emphasis, staff work with the people attending our service to develop and maintain the garden, plant nursery and estate which is open to the public on weekdays and occasional weekends. Duties also include key working responsibilities, supporting our service users with their personal development plans.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our team of eight.

Applicants should have:

  • You will have experience in horticulture, ideally both garden and plant nursery work, and of supporting groups in an outdoor setting.
  • You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability, creativity and enthusiasm. You will also have experience and a good understanding of working with mental health issues.
  • You will be required to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service including some evening and weekend working.
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Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £22,742 – £25,151
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 5th November 2018

Come and join our Link Practitioner team!

In this exciting new 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 the community, local GP practices and 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 matter 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. 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.

For more information about these vacancies, please contact us at aberdeenlinks@samh.org.uk.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Edinburgh Support Service, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th October 2018

We have a vacancy for a support worker 2 in Edinburgh. 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. 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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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £16,478 – £18,624 pro-rata
  • West Lothian, Bathgate
  • Closing 26th October 2018

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker 2 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.

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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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £17,073 – £18,996
  • Edinburgh Support Service
  • Closing 26th October 2018

We have a vacancy for a support worker 2 in Edinburgh. 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. 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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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th November 2018

Service: Glasgow Personalisation

Glasgow Personalisation covers all of Glasgow and its main office is based at 19 Waterloo Street, Glasgow; providing practical and emotional support to adults with mental health problems. People using our service have access to staff daily, offering support with daily living and social inclusion.

The successful candidates should be able to establish therapeutic relationships with service users who have mental health issues and offer them emotional and practical support to gain independent living skills. Also, should have the ability to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude, with excellent listening and communication skills. Experience of working in the field of mental health or social care is desirable. You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans.

You will help to encourage and support individuals to engage/re-engage with other agencies such as health, education and employment agencies.

Previous experience of working in a Support Worker role is desirable as is the possession of an SVQ level 2 in health/Social care or equivalent or the willingness to undertake this.

The project operates, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is a staff team support workers and two team leader and one on site service manager. Staff are also required as part of work force flexibility to provide support to other services within the Greater Glasgow area as and when required.

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DBI Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,718 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 16th November 2018

DBI is a two tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and a 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.

Due to the expansion of the service we are looking for a part time DBI Practitioner in our Borders Service. 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 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. The post will include travel across the Scottish Borders, access to your own transport essential.

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