We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Ross-shire, Highland.
You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes being responsible for one to one support, including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.
You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, your colleagues across the Outreach Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. Working alongside our Highland team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.
Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the mental health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.
A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.
If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.
We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.
If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!
Why work with us?
Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.
Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.
We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each person brings to our organisation.
We value lived mental health experience and welcome applications from people with this experience or experience supporting others with their mental health.
We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, and all kinds of life experiences.
Professional development including funded opportunities.
A generous 37 days’ holiday.
A 35-hour working week & access to a season ticket loan.
A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
Cycle to Work Scheme
Blue Light discount card
Blythswood Care is a Christian charity committed to education, community and gospel, and so impacting hundreds of thousands of lives in Europe, Africa and Asia every year.
We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and the ability to build relationships, inspire and motivate major donors and fundraising groups and encourage volunteers.
You will also work to raise awareness of the charity through meetings and exhibitions and speak about our work at churches, schools and groups, enthusing all age-groups about Blythswood’s mission.
This post has an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 that the post holder be a practising Christian as set out in the person specification.
Based at our Head Office in Evanton, this full-time position requires flexible working and commitment to the objectives of Blythswood Care.
Could you be Key?
Being a support worker is a role where you can make every day matter. It's a job with challenges that make your heart beat faster, where you can give something of yourself and empower amazing people on their journey through life.
At key we support disabled people of all ages to make every day matter.
We are passionate about being the very best employer we can be, ensuring our staff feel well supported and valued in their roles. As well as being part of a supportive, local team you will be eligible for:
• Hourly rate of £11.00* (Induction rate £10.90) - *pay award pending.
• Sleepover hourly rate of £10.90.
• Competitive annual leave and company sick pay.
• Enhanced pay for work on targeted Public Holidays.
• Paid Membership of Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Scheme.
• Full, in-depth training for your role.
• Fully funded SVQ qualification with support provided to achieve this.
• Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential counselling, advice and support on a wide range of issues.
• A Workplace Pension.
• Free access to occupational health support.
• Credit Union Membership.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Costco Membership.
• Blue Light Card/Blue Light Ticket registration which offer a range of discounts and savings.
• Concerts for Carers registration.
Join us and make every day matter! Support Workers and Relief Support Workers.
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.