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Edinburgh, EH6 7BP
£20,475 - £20,787 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

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

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Post: Support Worker 2

Ref: REC1018

Location: Edinburgh

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £20,475 - £20,787

Contract: Permanent

About the Role

Why not start your day hoping to make a difference and end your day knowing you did! This role is about helping people with mental health issues to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We have an exciting role available in our Edinburgh service.

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker level 2. As a key worker, we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people within their own homes who use our services

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a 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.

In this role, your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and previous experiences. Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You do not need any specific qualifications at first, but what you do need is the right attitude and values. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). We are looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

The role would suit a caring, confident and resourceful individual who is able to operate autonomously and be comfortable communicating and contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions.

You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work. Our service currently operates 8am to 6pm including weekends.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;

 Fully funded SVQ qualification to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration (delete for non-registered roles)

 Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure & SSSC annual fees and registration costs.

 Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

 30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service

 4 public holidays

 2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you.

 Team wellbeing budgets

 Workplace pension scheme

 Life Assurance policy

 Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date for applications will be 31st August 2022. If you would like an informal chat about this role and working for SAMH, please contact: Wendy Kelly, Service Manager on 07543302223

To apply and for further information please visit…

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared your application will be required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.