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Aberdeenshire, AB51
£30,239 - £34,226 per year term time only
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part 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 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: Time for Me Practitioner

Ref: REC1440

Location: Aberdeenshire

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, term-time only (39 weeks)

Salary: £30,239 - £34,226 pro rata (Salary point 28-32)

Contract: Fixed term until End March 2025 with further 18 months funding pending

About the Role

SAMH is delighted to be partnering with Aberdeenshire Council to expand our SAMH Time for Me programme to young people in schools and communities across Aberdeenshire. To achieve this we are seeking experienced practitioners to work full time, and during term-time with young people from Aberdeenshire high schools.

Time for Me is a community based 8 session life skills course for young people aged 11 – 18 years experiencing low mood and/or anxiety. Based on the cognitive behavioural approach it provides young people with time and space to explore, discuss and understand their difficult feelings, thoughts and behaviours. It aims to reduce anxiety, improve wellbeing, increase confidence and resilience, and help young people to develop tools to manage life’s challenges.

The programme can be delivered individually within schools or community venues. We also hope to develop and trial a group work programme. The programme can be delivered both face to face and digitally.

In addition to Time for Me, the Time for Me Practitioner will deliver a range of digital and face-to-face mental health and wellbeing workshops to parents and carers. These workshops aim to increase mental health awareness, whilst also tackling mental health stigma, and provide information and tools to enable people to support their own and others’ mental health and wellbeing.

What we are looking for

We are looking for individuals with extensive experience of working with young people around their mental health and wellbeing. With exceptional communication skills and ability to manage own case load, you’ll need to be flexible to respond to the needs of the service and young people, ensuring your practice is of the highest quality at all times.

A driving licence and access to a car is essential for this post.

What we will provide for you

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

· Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, with 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 (pro-rata)

· 4 public holidays (pro-rata)

· 2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you (pro-rata)

· Team wellbeing budgets

· Workplace pension scheme

· Life Assurance policy

· Employee Assistance Programme

Closing date for applications will be 12 noon, Friday 26th April 2024. A two stage shortlisting process will include a phone call for successful candidates the week beginning 29th April 2024 and for those selected for the second stage, an MS teams interview on Tuesday 7th May 2024.

If you seek any additional information about this post, and to arrange a quick chat, please contact Becky Quilliam, Service Manager

To apply 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.

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