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

Top job! Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th July 2019

SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health established in 1923. For over 90 years we have been supporting Scotland’s mental health through a wide-range of direct mental health and social care services; policy and award-winning campaigning work influencing positive social change; working in partnership to deliver meaningful outcomes for people and investing in innovative and dynamic charitable services across Scotland.

We are looking to recruit people who share our passion for our cause; and through drive, commitment and enthusiasm will strengthen and complement our current Trustee Board enabling us to achieve our ambitious strategic priorities to bring about a positive and lasting impact on Scotland’s mental health. We are currently looking for people with a qualification/experience in the following fields: commercial/entrepreneur (leading innovation and ideas), education (children and young people), health & safety, investment management, mental health, public health, quality/risk management, sport and physical activity.

This is a voluntary position, non-remunerated with out-of-pocket expenses paid.

Applications are welcome from people who have experience of mental health personally or professionally.

A PVG check will apply to this role.

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Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,197 – £25,654
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th June 2019

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 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. 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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Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £22,478 – £25,654
  • North Ayrshire - Based at Three Towns Resource Centre, Saltcoats
  • Closing 28th June 2019

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.

Working closely with the integrated adult community mental health services in North Ayrshire, 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. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but 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 this post will involve travel across North Ayrshire a full driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

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Employment Specialist

  • Full time
  • £22,478 – £25,654
  • Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 28th June 2019

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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Veteran Peer Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £18,996
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required.
  • Closing 8th July 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.

SAMH’s Peer Support Service introduces an 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.

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Business Support & Quality Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,699 – £28,926
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th July 2019

See Me is Scotland’s programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. We work alongside people who have experienced mental health problems to influence change in communities, schools, workplaces and in health and social care. Our aim is to change minds, policy and practice to enable people to get the help they need when they’re struggling with their mental health.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to be part of this change. We’re looking for a Business Support & Quality Officer to join our team. This role will be central to ensuring that See Me continues to be supported by effective systems, processes and procedures delivered to quality standards. The role will also ensure support to deliver programme wide continuous improvement.

This is a rewarding role in an ambitious organisation with a national profile. Bringing a naturally engaging style, you will work alongside colleagues across See Me, supporting them to deliver an impactful & sustainable programme. Comfortable with using and improving systems and processes that deliver organisational quality, you will have experience in office management, finance systems, and customer relationship management.

As an exceptional administrator with good attention to detail, you will be adept at balancing a methodical but flexible approach to deliver a varied portfolio of work; from managing our Administration & Events Assistant in the delivery of local & national events, to supporting our Assistant Director in the development and delivery of systems and processes that support a growing and diverse programme.

As an organisation we pride ourselves on being inclusive and sensitive to those we work with, while being challenging, passionate and determined when it comes to change. If you think this fits with your values, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 8th July 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.

SAMH require a number of people to join our bank relief pool in the Inverclyde area. You should be approachable, supportive and flexible with the ability to establish positive therapeutic relationships. You will demonstrate this by encouraging people who use our services to participate in activities for daily living, and provide them with the practical and emotional support required to achieve this. This a challenging but rewarding role, where you can make a real difference to people in your local community.

Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health issues is desirable, as is an SVQ care qualification or equivalent.

A variety of working hours will be available Monday to Sunday, between 9am and 5pm including working pattern of 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

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DBI Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,996 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 25th January 2019

For Scotland’s Mental Health

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. The requirement for this post is a minimum of 2 years of experience working or volunteering in the field of mental health. The office is based in Galashiels but staff will cover the whole Borders area.

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, so access to your own transport is essential.

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Support Worker Level 2

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • Ledmore Supported Accommodation, Glasgow
  • Closing 25th January 2019

Ledmore Supported Accommodation is based in the West of Glasgow, providing practical and emotional support to 8 adults with mental health problems. People using our service have access to staff 24 hours a day, 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 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is a rotational shift pattern in place with an additional sleepover and on call cover to provide emergency support to tenants. There is a staff team support workers and one on site service manager.

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Senior Receptionist

  • Full time
  • £18,533 – £19,508
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th January 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join SAMH as a professional receptionist in a dynamic, reactive and varied role. We are looking for a full time Senior Receptionist who will be the first point of contact for all visitors, callers, and members of the public to SAMH’s head office in Glasgow. This post offers an exciting opportunity for individuals who have experience of working in a busy office environment. You will maintain the reception area to project a business like approach, provide a high level proactive reception service and answer general enquiries related to SAMH and its services, whilst delivering excellent customer service at all times, and also deputise in the Reception Manager’s absence.

As the first point of contact for a mental health charity, you will provide a positive, supportive and empathetic response to people who could be distressed, or experiencing a crisis with their mental health, when contacting us by phone, email or in person, therefore ASIST training will be provided if not already achieved. Experience of working on a helpline is desirable.

You should possess an SVQ in a relative subject, eg Customer Care Skills, Administration or equivalent; or a minimum of two years experience in a customer facing role. You must have excellent skills in Word, Outlook and Excel. You should be able to work autonomously and be capable of being flexible and decisive, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, whilst having a high level of organisational skills.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Priesthill and Govan, Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2019

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Engage Services based in the Priesthill and 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 Muirshiel Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.

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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow Care Homes – various areas
  • Closing 11th February 2019

We are expanding our bank relief team to cover our Care Home services around the Glasgow area and are keen to invite applications from experienced support workers to join our team. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable, SSSC registration for care home/care at home services essential

Your duties will be the same as our Support Workers in providing emotional and practical support to people with a range of support needs.

As a Bank Relief worker you can be phoned and offered shifts throughout the week, including evenings and weekends, where advance notice will be given.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Engage Glenlora, Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 15th February 2019

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 shift 1 = 8am-4pm, Early Shift = 9am-5pm, Backshift = 1:15pm-9:15pm & Sleepovers 1:15pm to11pm – 8am-2:15pm. Day to day on-call rota - 5pm to 9am.

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Facilitator - Tools for Living

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th February 2019

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.

SAMH Tools for Living™ is a personal development programme - a range of workshops, designed to help individuals in their journey to healthier lives and employment. Tools for Living™ aims to help people develop their knowledge, confidence and skills in a variety of areas, by creating opportunities to get together with others to:

· Hear about successful approaches (self-management)

· Learn from each other (peer support)

· Be energised to make positive changes (recovery)

SAMH’s Tools for Living™ is built on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It also harnesses a range of social care, psychological leadership and employment theories such as person centered planning tools, change theory, personal motivation and reverse career planning. It consists of 21 workshops arranged into 3 distinct programmes.

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.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as a Tutor, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed customers to develop personal skills. 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.

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Employment Specialist (bank)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th February 2019

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 Senior Employment Advisor 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 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.

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Senior DBI Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,812
  • Borders
  • Closing 26th February 2019

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.

Borders

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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Primary Care Link Worker - Expeerience Counts

  • Full time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • Airdrie
  • Closing 26th February 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.

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 a Primary Care Link Worker within the Airdrie locality, working closely with the Peer Support Workers to support service users to develop their community networks to promote new skills, confidence and relationships

The Primary Care Link Worker will utilise social inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop links and relationship with other agencies within the community and create opportunities for individuals. This Post requires you to work autonomously within a variety of GP practices and requires Resilience and Self Management skills.

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 - Expeerience Counts

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required
  • Closing 26th February 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.

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 a Peer Support Worker, 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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Peer Development Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,996 – £21,812 pro-rata
  • Fife – Linton Lane Community Centre
  • Closing 1st March 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.

In partnership with Fife HSCP SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a one year project. The work within the community café will be peer led and will have an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.

SAMH’S peer community café are recruiting to the posts of peer community practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey.

Peer community practitioners will offer a proactive approach, working with people in communities of diversity and will have a strong people focussed values base. Peer practitioners are role models of recovery and will have responsibility for working in a professional manner that values this asset.

This is no 9-5 role and therefore we are looking to employ people who are able to work 2pm-10pm . Opening days will be Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and staff will cover these days on a rotational basis.

The Peer Development Practitioner will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual. There is an expectation that peer development practitioner will facilitate initial crisis intervention, on going resiliency , 1:1 sessions as well as group work. Offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs.

There is an expectation the peer support team will have a flexible , dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support. Peer development practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines.

The role will include working professionally with statutory & voluntary partners including 1st responders & out of hours mental health team as well as fostering /maintaining good working relationship with Linton Lane community centre and the various partners associated with the centre. Peer development practitioner will provide regular support and supervision to peer and volunteer practitioners.

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Peer Support Practitioners x 4

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Fife – Linton Lane Community Centre
  • Closing 1st March 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.

In partnership with Fife HSCP SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a one year project. The work within the community café will be peer led and will have an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.

SAMH’S peer community café are recruiting to the posts of peer community practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey.

Peer community practitioners will offer a proactive approach, working with people in communities of diversity and will have a strong people focussed values base. Peer practitioners are role models of recovery and will have responsibility for working in a professional manner that values this asset.

This is no 9-5 role and therefore we are looking to employ people who are able to work 2pm-10pm . Opening days will be Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and staff will cover these days on a rotational basis.

Peer Support Practitioners will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual.

There is an expectation that peer support practitioners will facilitate initial crisis intervention, on going resiliency , 1:1 sessions as well as group work. Offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs. There is an expectation the peer support team will have a flexible , dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support.

Peer support practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines. The role will include working professionally with statutory & voluntary partners including 1st responders & out of hours mental health team as well as fostering /maintaining good working relationship with Linton Lane community centre and the various partners associated with the centre.

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Employment Specialist Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £22,478 – £25,654 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 22nd March 2019

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 participants and the wider community.

The role of the SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator 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 participant.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experience. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as a SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed participants 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 participants 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 key strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel throughout Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire, a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

You’ll be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package. You can find out more about the work of the National Employment Team on our website.

People often tell us it’s the best job they’ve ever had.

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Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £22,478 – £25,654
  • Based at Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings, Grangemouth
  • Closing 29th March 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.

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:-

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. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but 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 this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health problems. 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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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • Moray
  • Closing 27th March 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.

SAMH provide community based residential and 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 are available to work, which includes weekends, late evenings and nights. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.

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Peer Support Practitioners

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Moray
  • Closing 27th March 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.

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

The Peer Support Practitioner will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Personal lived experience of mental ill-health is essential. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.

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Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £22,478 – £25,654 pro-rata
  • Moray
  • Closing 10th April 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.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our service in Moray 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. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

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Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Fife – Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 12th April 2019

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.

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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Employability Advisor

  • Part time
  • £18,533 – £20,561 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th April 2019

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.

You will help to deliver the service that we provide in partnership with Poppyscotland. Your role will be to provide person centred employment services to ex-services personnel who use this service, including group work and one-to-one work.

You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in supporting individuals with mental health problems, support planning, and supporting individuals to achieve their goals. Although supporting customers into employment is the ultimate aim of this contract, SAMH’s role as a specialist provider focusses on equipping customers with the skills and confidence to take them closer to the jobs market.

You will be experienced in delivering group-work programmes using PowerPoint and will have good facilitation and communication skills. Previous experience within employability/support work is desirable - please see Job Description for full details.

As this post will involve travel to meet customers in various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

If you want to discuss this role please contact Emma Manley on 07595244767.

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Trusts & Foundations Executive

  • Full time
  • £27,302 – £30,339
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 12th April 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trusts and Foundations Executive to join SAMH. Help us to maximise income from trusts and foundations, while cultivating and maintaining relationships with current and potential funders. You will work within the wider Fundraising Team and with colleagues in Delivery and Development and Finance.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate experience of managing a portfolio of trusts and foundations, experience of producing proposals, have excellent written and verbal communications skills, and have strong planning and time management skills.

The role can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

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Top job! Head of Income Generation - High Value Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £48,244 – £53,003
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 18th April 2019

This is an exciting time to join SAMH, with a growing brand and a new and exciting organisation strategy to reach more people of all ages who experience mental health problems. After several years of successful fundraising, we are once again making a strategic investment in our core team to make that vision a reality.

The Head of Income Generation – High Value Fundraising is a newly created post to lead the fundraising team and support the Director of External Affairs. We have a new fundraising strategy in place which will guide us over the next few years in our ambition to significantly grow voluntary income.

The role will lead and strategically develop all areas of voluntary income with particular emphasis on growing high value fundraising. Our major gifts programme is in the early stages of development with great potential to grow and has full organisational support.

This role will offer fundraising leadership, direction and expertise to galvanise the huge potential of our supporters and enable the ground breaking work which will save and transform lives.

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Top job! Assistant Director Delivery Development (North & East)

  • Full time
  • £51,741 – £55,514
  • Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow (Flexible). With requirement to travel.
  • Closing 18th April 2019

SAMH are looking to appoint a permanent Assistant Director of Delivery and Development to lead operational and business development across their area of responsibility. The Assistant Director of Delivery and Development will play a lead role in the strategic activity of SAMH, with specific responsibility for national SAMH development activity. The role will create the environment within the organisation where innovation and creativity can flourish, where new ideas and measured risks are given opportunity and where genuine and long-lasting positive change can be experienced by service users, SAMH staff and stakeholders. The successful post holder will ensure that strategic partnerships are created and relationships with senior stakeholders are managed to advance SAMH strategic priorities.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate significant experience in leadership roles and working within mental health (or related fields), excellent stakeholder engagement and networking skills and a comprehensive understanding of the health and social care environment, and Scotland’s mental health strategy. Applicants must be able to demonstrate sound business development skills and experience.

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Senior Practitioner - Dundee Care at Home

  • Full time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • Dundee
  • Closing 19th April 2019

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 new 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.

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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Resilience Coaches

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • North or Central Aberdeenshire – office base in Peterhead or Blackburn
  • Closing 29th April 2019

From January 2017, SAMH have 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 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.

We are seeking outstanding people to develop and deliver 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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Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 29th April 2019

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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Admin Assistant - DBI Borders

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 13th May 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.

We are looking for an administrative assistant to support our expanding service in Borders. 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 Service Manager 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.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

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Practitioner - Dundee Care at Home

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 14th June 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

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 new 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.

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 or Part time
  • £17,550 – £18,996
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 3rd June 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.

SAMH is looking for people to join our established team providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs/support with mental health and addiction issues including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage)

As a Support Worker with SAMH your duties will include providing direct emotional and practical support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living to promote and enable independence. A commitment to person centred approaches and for the individuals that use the service achieve their personal outcomes

This role can be challenging and rewarding at the same time and you will need good communication skills but also patience, resilience, self awareness and compassion. The ideal Support Worker will enjoy working with people; be enthusiastic, passionate and flexible in your approach which will allow services to be delivered around the unique preferences, strengths and needs of individuals.

You will be part of a team but will also be expected to work independently.

Knowledge and experience in supporting people with complex needs is desirable but not essential as there is a range of learning and development tools provided within the role.

The posts advertised will be part of a rolling rota at the service which involves a variety of shift patterns, early shifts, evening shifts, weekend shifts also be part of the on-calls rota for the service.

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Support Worker 1

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Easterhill Services based in the Tollcross area of Glasgow and Brisbane Service 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 posts 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 Easterhill 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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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required.
  • Closing 31st May 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.

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 a Peer Support Worker, 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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Fundraising Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,533 – £20,561
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 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.

Would you like to be part of a driven and dynamic fundraising team? The role of fundraising administrator is integral in ensuring successful delivery of our ambitious fundraising strategy. You will support the fundraising team providing essential administration to ensure that excellent supporter care is at the heart of everything we do. You will help to maintain the fundraising database and ensure streamlined processing of all donations received from SAMH supporters.

You will work with the team in a variety of ways including

· Managing the processing of all donations, ensuring receipt, banking, data capture and fulfilment

· Input, maintain and extract accurate information from the fundraising database

· Work with the Supporter Care team to ensure all donations are thanked within agreed timescales

Our ideal candidate will be highly organised, with excellent attention to detail. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience of working with databases.

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Employment Specialist Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £22,478 – £25,654 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 12th June 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.

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

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 participants and the wider community.

The role of the SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator 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 participant.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experience. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as a SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed participants 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 participants 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 key strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel throughout Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire, a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential. You’ll be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package. You can find out more about the work of the National Employment Team on our website.

People often tell us it’s the best job they’ve ever had.

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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 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.

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.

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Senior Practitioner (Dundee Care at Home)

  • Full time
  • £19,996 – £21,141
  • Dundee
  • Closing 13th June 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.

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 new 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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DBI Practitioner - Borders

  • Part time
  • £17,718 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 13th June 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, respect me, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

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 to individuals aged 16 and over.

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 office is based in Galashiels and the post will include travel across the Scottish Borders area, access to your own transport 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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Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £23,197 – £26,493 pro-rata
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 24th June 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.

As SAMH embark on this exciting pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to deliver this service 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 key member of the Listening Project service in Aberdeenshire you will recruit, train, develop and support a team of Listening Project volunteers to deliver a confidential listening service.

As an experienced counsellor in time limited, confidential counselling you will ensure that we utilise solutions focussed counselling to directly support people accessing the service with complex needs. 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. Ability to work evenings and weekends in a requirement of 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 declared on the application form. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

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Support Worker 2 (Edinburgh Support Service)

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £18,996
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th June 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.

We have vacancies for support worker 2’s 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.

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