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Fife, KY6 1LW
£21,499 - £22,287 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

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: REC1114

Location: Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy, Fife

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £21,499 – £22,287 per annum + sleepover & on-call payments

(£11.02 - £11.43 per hour)

Contract: Permanent

About the Role

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.

You will be required to work at both locations. You should be able to 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.

What we are looking for

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 but not essential as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.

This role involves shift working, including evening’s weekends and sleepovers.

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

· 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 Friday 24th March 2023 at 12 noon.

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for SAMH, please contact: Stuart Murray, Service Manager on 07710 386850 or email –

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.

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a high level of applicants and would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

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