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

Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £27,662 – £31,347
  • Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2024

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.

About the Role

SAMH Redhall is a mental health recovery project based in a walled garden in South-West Edinburgh. We have a wonderful location in a wooded dell by the Water of Leith and indoor and outdoor facilities including polytunnels, vegetable beds, ornamental gardens, orchard, kitchen, library and training room.

The Instructor Team at Redhall provide a supportive environment to learn and practice skills in horticulture. The service has structured days and encourages people to build routine, be more active, spend time outdoors and work alongside others. Our Peer Worker and Employability Practitioner offer additional support for people to better manage their mental health, develop confidence and progress their goals.

The garden is open to the public during the week and also plays host to local partner projects who might arrange their own activities in the grounds. We also organise open days to sell plants, promote the service and raise awareness.

The Team Leader will be responsible for the day to day delivery of effective social and therapeutic horticulture activities at SAMH Redhall, creating a positive and purposeful environment for staff, service users and wider community.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone with a track record of managing the delivery of programmes in health, greenspace and/or community settings. You will have the skills to undertake all aspects of managing the project day to day from the ground up - overseeing site/garden maintenance, developing programmes, managing staff and ensuring quality of support.

You have an understanding of partnership working and can identify and develop opportunities for joint working, coordinate and communicate with colleagues across the third sector and make reports to funders as required.

You have leadership experience and can confidently bring a team together with a strong sense of purpose and commitment to SAMH values. You are someone who wants to work with people with the ability to build rapport, show genuine interest in their recovery and handle difficult conversations with compassion. You will be enthusiastic about the benefits of gardening and nature-based approaches to support mental health and coming to work in a garden everyday will be a perk of the job for you too!

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;

• Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure.

• 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

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Time for Me Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £30,239 – £34,226
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 11th March 2024

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.

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 schem
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Employee Assistance Programme
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Thrive Welcome Team Practitioners

  • Full time
  • £22,287 – £24,634
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th January 2024

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

About the Role

Thrive Edinburgh is about thinking big and thinking differently. We should have big ambitions and long-term strategic aims when it comes to mental health. We have made it our goal to promote mental health and protect our citizens’ resiliency, self-esteem, family strength and joy and reduce the toll of mental illness on individuals, our communities and our city.

SAMH are recruiting a Welcome Team Practitioner to play a key role in our Edinburgh Thrive South West Welcome teams; part of a multi-agency approach to support people with their mental health and/or wellbeing..

What we are looking for

You will assist and support people to establish and maintain meaningful and fulfilling links in the community and support them to find the right help when needed including social, therapeutic and medical interventions. You will also help to develop the Thrive service, as well as building effective partnerships with local groups and services and demonstrating the ‘Thrive’ approach to help people achieve their goals

We will expect you to establish strong and sustainable relationships in the community which will increase awareness and engagement of the project and promote building resilience to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

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;

  • 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
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Social Movement Manager (Suicide Prevention)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £40,022 – £44,168
  • Home working and office based with occasional travel to projects
  • Closing 12th January 2024

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

About the Role

During the Every Life Matters suicide prevention action plan, the world’s first suicide prevention social movement; United to Prevent Suicide (UtPS) was established. UtPS was built on the belief that no-one understands the issues, barriers and solutions to suicide prevention better than those who have experienced it – personally, as part of a family, as a member of the community or as part of their work. It aims to be a social movement led by people with a range of lived experiences working together as a powerful catalyst for change.

The Scottish Government and COSLA have launched Creating Hope Together, a new 10-year suicide prevention strategy and three-year action plan. The action plan contains a commitment to “Continue to grow Scotland’s suicide prevention social movement, United to Prevent Suicide (UtPS) by encouraging people in communities and organisations – across all sectors – to join the movement and participate.”

The Social Movement Manager(s) will be responsible for establishing and managing activity, further developing this people powered movement using communications, community organising, peer networks and wider change approaches.

There is a possibility of part time hours for this role. If you are interested in the role on a part-time basis, please include your available days/hours in your application.

What we are looking for

  • A broad understanding or experience of approaches to social change (i.e. movement building, community organising) (Essential)
  • Demonstrable track record in community development or community engagement (Essential)
  • Designing and leading workshops, networking events or seminars (Essential)
  • Developing and sustaining excellent working relationships with community influencers and decision makers in key settings (Essential)
  • Community development and/or relevant professional qualification in public health or equivalent proven experience (Essential)

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;

  • 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
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Top job! Senior Campaigns Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,747 – £41,053
  • Glasgow & Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 8th January 2024

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

About the Role

As part of the Public Affairs and Communications team, the post holder will take a leading role in the development, testing and implementation of SAMH Campaigns to: raise public awareness, drive engagement and target audiences aligned with social and commercial goals. A key element of the role will be to plan and coordinate SAMH’s upcoming campaign on children and young people’s mental health.

The post holder will be responsible for planning, execution, facilitating participation and measurement/evaluation. The role will involve budget management, supervision of volunteers and the management of specific high-profile projects, some of which may require staff management.

This is a fixed term maternity cover post (15-18 months)

What we are looking for

  • Experience in developing and implementing ambitious social change campaigns at a national level. (Essential)
  • Experience of influencing key decision makers and public opinion through public facing campaigning and the media. (Essential)
  • Understanding of charity campaigning approaches and formats, including co-production and participation. (Essential)
  • Experience of working with children and young people and their representative organisations (Desirable)

This post will require ability and willingness to travel across Scotland, and may require out of normal hours work from time to time. It may occasionally require overnight stays.

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;

  • 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
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Activity Worker 1

  • Part time
  • £21,499 pro-rata
  • The Hive, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Tipperlinn Road, Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th December 2023

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

About the Role

The Hive is a SAMH service situated in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital providing an activity centre and coffee bar for in- patients of the hospital. The Hive is a fun lively place to work, we offer a welcoming space for patients away from the wards where they can get involved in activities and social events e.g. art, clay modelling, t-shirt printing, jewellery making, creative writing, support groups, seasonal events, pilates, yoga, karaoke, quizzes and many more!

If you have creative skills that you would like to share and have some experience of mental health we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will assist in the day to day running of the coffee bar serving drinks, snacks, keeping the coffee bar area clean and tidy in line with food hygiene regulation. They will also be responsible for leading and encouraging patient involvement in activities in the Hive activity centre, this can be providing group work such as exercise (e.g. walking group, yoga), support groups (Hearing Voices, SMART addictions and Self Harm). They will also be expected, to provide activities and events such as arts, crafts and music groups.

The post will also involve promotional and administrative tasks. The post requires flexibility in the hours that you are available to work.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.

What we are looking for

Creative and enthusiastic person to work with our small team to ensure a welcoming environment for in-patients. Experience of mental health and associated challenges desirable. Skills and experience in one or more arts, crafts, yoga/pilates, music or support groups is essential. All Hive staff work on the coffee bar too, so a hygiene certificate is essential or willingness to work towards, training provided.

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;

  • Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure 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 (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
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Service Manager – Psychological Wellbeing

  • Full time
  • £28,527 – £33,236
  • Remote/Hybrid
  • Closing 27th October 2023

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.

About the Role

The Service Manager role will be responsible for SAMH’s psychological wellbeing service, Time for You and SAMH’s Information service. Time for You is SAMH’s national psychological wellbeing service that provides wellbeing coaching and talking therapy to individuals experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns. Time for You offers predominantly digital support with pilots of place-based support in certain regions. The Information Service provides information and resources on mental health for individuals who are seeking support or looking for more information about mental health for themselves or their loved ones.

Initially set up as a support to frontline workers in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Time for You has since expanded and developed into a service which has become pivotal in SAMH delivering on the psychological wellbeing arm of our We Won’t Wait strategy. Time for You has continued to see a substantial increase in demand since its inception and the Service Manager will have the opportunity to lead a growing team to deliver a service where anyone aged 16+ living in Scotland can self-refer and receive help fast.

As the Time for You service evolves and grows, we are looking for a Service Manager who can both lead the operational delivery of the existing service, and be a key contributor to the design of the future of the service, leading the implementation of the development work currently underway. As such, strong project management skills and knowledge of psychological coaching and talking therapies would be highly advantageous.

This is a very exciting time to be joining the Time for You and Information Service team as the successful candidate will have a real voice into the design of both services, and the opportunity to work collaboratively to shape the future of these services to meet our aim of delivering services where people can “ask once, get help fast”.

Role Profile

The Time for You Service Manager is responsible and accountable for leading, co-ordinating and developing the high quality delivery of the Time for You service. They will provide dynamic, confident and positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

  • Leading and managing staff and volunteer teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.
  • Compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, SAMH policies and ensuring practice reflects current research findings.
  • Effective management of key stakeholder and external partnerships to ensure business development opportunities are maximised.
  • Attend and work confidently and collaboratively within partnerships and represent SAMH at strategic partnership meetings.
  • Effective and efficient management of all resources.
  • Contributing to the development of service models, resources and platform.
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders to raise awareness of and promote services.
  • Relationship management of quality assurance of external service providers to ensuring the service is provided in alignment with internal policies and quality standards.
  • Ability to analyse data to create insights that can be used to make data-driven decisions.
  • Ability to create high quality reports which effectively communicate the impact of SAMH services.
  • Contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Service Manager by contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

There is a rotational shift pattern in place and the successful candidate will provide management on call duties on a rotational basis.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies/behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing. We specifically encourage applications from applicants with a background in psychology, coaching or counselling.

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
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Community and Events Fundraiser – North Scotland

  • Full time
  • £27,689 – £32,289
  • Dundee
  • Closing 15th September 2023

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.

About the Role

Are you an enthusiastic and innovative Community & Events Fundraiser looking to join an ambitious, motivated and highly successful fundraising team?

As Community & Events Fundraiser, you will maximise income to meet or exceed income targets through the development of excellent local relationships, creating opportunities to give, and positioning SAMH as the charity of choice within the community.

Our ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, target driven, ambitious, and will have all the essential skills and passion to help us achieve our aim of inspiring everyone in Scotland who cares about mental health to support our activities.

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 (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

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Mental Health Practice Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £37,840 – £42,103
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 28th August 2023

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.

About the Role

SAMH is constantly striving to improve and deliver the best outcomes for our services users to enable them to live fulfilling lives. Alongside our values of dignity, inclusion and human rights approach, core to this success is the practice knowledge, skills and expertise of our workforce.

This exciting new to role will join our Policy and Practice Development team to develop and provide high quality practice development support and training to operational teams across SAMH. The post holder will draw on mental health experience and policy knowledge to deliver practice sessions on a broad range of mental health topics that may include; psychosis, working with people with negative symptoms i.e. hearing voices and delusions, dual diagnosis including neurodiversity and trauma informed practice within a mental health setting.

This registered practice lead will support the Policy and Practice Development Manager to identify new trends and use emerging research to support the development of services and new models and approaches of delivery. The role will also support managers when providing group supervision sessions or individual debriefing as best practice.

What we are looking for

Candidates with proven significant experience in the field of mental health working as a registered professional (mental health, nursing, allied health or counselling) and have delivery experience and knowledge of a range of approaches to meet the needs of people who have a mental health diagnosis i.e. CBT approaches, motivational interviewing.

Significant experience in delivery mental health practice sessions on a range of themes and topics, and the ability to demonstrate positive, inclusive and compassionate leadership attributes, in line with SAMH values.

Adaptable to a changing environment and the ability to drive change and motivate people and have a broad knowledge of mental health strategy, national legislation and policy and have knowledge of up-to-date research in relation to people who have a mental health diagnosis.

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;

  • Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure & 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
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Account Manager – Public & Voluntary Sector

  • Full time
  • £29,573 – £32,289
  • Glasgow Office and working from home (Hybrid)
  • Closing 16th August 2023

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.

About the Role

As Scotland’s national mental health charity, SAMH has kept a pulse on the external factors affecting wellbeing in the workplace, including the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and the aftermath of the pandemic. While many businesses and organisations have met these pressures with an increased commitment to their employees’ mental health, embedding this commitment into an organisational strategy is nuanced and complex. In response to this cultural shift, SAMH is investing in a newly expanded Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team that will support the increasingly diverse needs of Scottish employers and workforce regarding mental health and wellbeing.

Our Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team will cultivate transformational, mutually-beneficial partnerships with Scottish businesses and organisations through four main functions:

  • Development of workplace wellbeing products, services and resources
  • Delivery of services via digital and face-to-face channels
  • Engagement of organisations to invest in the mental health cause
  • Account Management of clients and partners

What we are looking for

The Account Manager overseeing the public and voluntary sector portfolio will play a key role in achieving our strategic aims. The role is responsible for account managing key clients and partnerships with public and voluntary sector organisations.

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:

  • Reimbursement of Basic Disclosure fee
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH. As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

  • 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
  • Employee Assistance Programme
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Workplace Engagement Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,368 – £27,689
  • Glasgow Office and working from home (Hybrid)
  • Closing 9th August 2023

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.

About the Role

As Scotland’s national mental health charity, SAMH has kept a pulse on the external factors affecting wellbeing in the workplace, including the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and the aftermath of the pandemic. While many businesses and organisations have met these pressures with an increased commitment to their employees’ mental health, embedding this commitment into an organisational strategy is nuanced and complex.

In response to this cultural shift, SAMH is investing in a newly expanded Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team that will support the increasingly diverse needs of Scottish employers and workforce regarding mental health and wellbeing.

Our Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team will cultivate transformational, mutually-beneficial partnerships with Scottish businesses and organisations through four main functions:

  • Development of workplace wellbeing products, services and resources
  • Delivery of services via digital and face-to-face channels
  • Engagement of organisations to invest in the mental health cause
  • Account Management of clients and partners

What we are looking for

The Workplace Engagement Coordinator role will play a key role in achieving our strategic aims. The role is responsible for managing and responding to all incoming enquiries (e.g. corporate and commercial workplace prospects, offers of volunteering, offers of pro bono support etc) in order to maximise all opportunities.

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:

  • Reimbursement of Basic Disclosure fee
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH. As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

  • 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
  • Employee Assistance Programme
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Workplace Delivery Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,368 – £27,689
  • Glasgow Office and working from home (Hybrid)
  • Closing 2nd August 2023

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

About the Role

As Scotland’s national mental health charity, SAMH has kept a pulse on the external factors affecting wellbeing in the workplace, including the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and the aftermath of the pandemic. While many businesses and organisations have met these pressures with an increased commitment to their employees’ mental health, embedding this commitment into an organisational strategy is nuanced and complex. In response to this cultural shift, SAMH is investing in a newly expanded Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team that will support the increasingly diverse needs of Scottish employers and workforce regarding mental health and wellbeing.

Our Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team will cultivate transformational, mutually-beneficial partnerships with Scottish businesses and organisations through four main functions:

  • Development of workplace wellbeing products, services and resources
  • Delivery of services via digital and face-to-face channels
  • Engagement of organisations to invest in the mental health cause
  • Account Management of clients and partners

What we are looking for

The Workplace Delivery Coordinator role will play a key role in achieving our strategic aims. The role is responsible for the coordination of our workplace service delivery and our corporate engagement activities.

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:

  • Reimbursement of Basic Disclosure fee
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life Assurance policy
  • Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH. As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

  • 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
  • Employee Assistance Programme
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Workplace Product Specialist – Research & Content

  • Full time
  • £29,573 – £32,289
  • Glasgow Office and working from home (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th July 2023

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.

About the Role

As Scotland’s national mental health charity, SAMH has kept a pulse on the external factors affecting wellbeing in the workplace, including the ongoing cost-of-living crisis and the aftermath of the pandemic. While many businesses and organisations have met these pressures with an increased commitment to their employees’ mental health, embedding this commitment into an organisational strategy is nuanced and complex. In response to this cultural shift, SAMH is investing in a newly expanded Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team that will support the increasingly diverse needs of Scottish employers and workforce regarding mental health and wellbeing.

Our Workplace & Corporate Engagement Team will cultivate transformational, mutually-beneficial partnerships with Scottish businesses and organisations through four main functions:

• Development of workplace wellbeing products, services and resources

• Delivery of services via digital and face-to-face channels

• Engagement of organisations to invest in the mental health cause

• Account Management of clients and partners

What we are looking for

The Workplace Product Specialist role focused on research and content will play a key role in achieving our strategic aims. The role is responsible for the overall development of new products and services within our workplace and corporate offering as well as creating content to support our corporate engagement activities.

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:

• Reimbursement of Basic Disclosure fee

• Workplace pension scheme

• Life Assurance policy

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

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH. As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

• 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

• Employee Assistance Programme

Shortlist
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Time for Me Practitioners

  • Full time
  • £28,527 – £32,289
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 9th August 2023

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.

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
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Children and Young People Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,858 – £37,840
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 7th August 2023

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH has 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

About the Role

We are entering a new and exciting phase in our Children and Young People offering and seek an experienced Service Manager to support our projects and staff.

This includes our school and community based targeted support programmes, which have a focus on early intervention, resilience, prevention and recovery.

Our work also involves building the mental health knowledge and skills of children, young people, their parents/carers and staff through our locality based and national capacity building work.

As a result of our work children and young people’s mental health stigma and discrimination is reduced; they feel more able to seek and receive support at a time when they need it most, while adults feel confident to have mental health conversations, and know better how to look after themselves while supporting others.

Working alongside the Children and Young People Development Manager the Service Manager will ensure the smooth delivery of our projects, consolidating and developing systems, structures and practice, to ensure the best outcomes for those we support and engage with.

They will manage a staff team that includes support workers, trainers, our Let’s Connect team leader and Admin and Marketing Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and experience of children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and have worked with schools, youth groups, health including CAMHS.

The service manager will have excellent people, leadership and communication skills, with experience in staff management, service development and young person-centred support work. They will have an understanding of the challenges that children, young people and their families’ experience, which impacts on mental health and wellbeing, along with the barriers they face getting the support that they require.

With experience in project funding, contracts and partnership working they will work alongside SAMH colleagues, funders, local authorities, health boards and other partners to support and review existing projects and delivery models, along with the development of new and innovative approaches, in line with our strategy in supporting children and young people’s mental health.

A full drivers licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

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;

  • Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure.
  • 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
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National Participation & Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,747 – £41,053
  • National, Scotland
  • Closing 14th July 2023

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

About the Role

It is a crucial time on mental health in Scotland and our work influencing policy at the highest level has never been more important. The National Participation and Engagement Officer will be responsible for leading our participation activity across SAMH and delivering our commitment to ensure that people with lived experience of mental health problems are at the heart of everything we do. This is an exciting new role, and the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to shape the role and take SAMH’s work into new and diverse areas.

The post holder will be responsible for co-ordination of lived experience engagement across SAMH to embed participation as a core aspect of our organisational approach. You will be the participation specialist, supporting and encouraging teams to deliver innovative and high quality participation methodologies.

What we are looking for

If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances, we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

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;

  • 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
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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £26,096 – £29,573
  • Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th July 2023

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.

SAMH Redhall is a mental health recovery project based in a walled garden in South-West Edinburgh. We have a wonderful location in a wooded dell by the Water of Leith and indoor and outdoor facilities including polytunnels, vegetable beds, ornamental gardens, orchard, kitchen, library and training room. The Instructor Team at Redhall provide a supportive environment to learn and practice skills in horticulture. The service has structured days and encourages people to build routine, be more active, spend time outdoors and work alongside others. Our Peer Worker and Employability Practitioner offer additional support for people to better manage their mental health, develop confidence and progress their goals. The garden is open to the public during the week and also plays host to local partner projects who might arrange their own activities in the grounds. We also organise open days to sell plants, promote the service and raise awareness. The Team Leader will be responsible for the day to day delivery of effective social and therapeutic horticulture activities at SAMH Redhall, creating a positive and purposeful environment for staff, service users and wider community.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone with a track record of managing the delivery of programmes in health, greenspace and/or community settings. You will have the skills to undertake all aspects of managing the project day to day from the ground up - overseeing site/garden maintenance, developing programmes, managing staff and ensuring quality of support. You have an understanding of partnership working and can identify and develop opportunities for joint working, coordinate and communicate with colleagues across the third sector and make reports to funders as required. You have leadership experience and can confidently bring a team together with a strong sense of purpose and commitment to SAMH values.

You are someone who wants to work with people with the ability to build rapport, show genuine interest in their recovery and handle difficult conversations with compassion. You will be enthusiastic about the benefits of gardening and nature-based approaches to support mental health and coming to work in a garden everyday will be a perk of the job for you too!

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;

  • Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure.
  • 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
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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £22,287 – £24,634
  • Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes
  • Closing 22nd June 2023

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

About the Role

Fife Care at Home and housing Support Service provides support to individuals with severe and enduring mental ill health in their transition from long term hospital stay to living as independently as they can in the community. The successful candidates must be able to work with the Service Manager and other Senior Practitioners in supporting, mentoring and guiding the team, coordinating the delivery of support across two locations in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes and completing Key-working duties including working with Service users to define their own Support plans.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an individual with good leadership and communication skills who has the ability to lead a team of Practitioners and work as part of a team. To be part of a rota that includes on calls, sleepovers and weekend working. The candidate ideally should have a SVQ3 Health & Social Care qualification but this is not essential as we can support you to achieve this.

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

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Fundraising Operations Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,689 – £30,490
  • Between Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2023

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

About the Role

Are you an enthusiastic data person looking to join an ambitious, motivated, and highly successful fundraising team?

Do you want to contribute to furthering and maximising SAMH’s fundraising potential?

As Fundraising Operations Officer, you will be a champion of our supporter database, delivering key operational support to our Fundraising team to help them raise the funds needed to help Scotland’s mental health.

What we are looking for

You will be a driven, highly motivated individual with fantastic numeracy skills and a keen eye for detail. A self-starter, you will put data and operations at the heart of SAMH’s activity, enabling the Fundraising team to meet our ambitious goals and fundraising strategy.

As part of the Fundraising Operations team, you will work alongside the Fundraising Operations Manager to deliver administrative and logistical support to the wider Fundraising team, leading on financial reconciliation, and assisting with a wide range of activities including income processing, key progress reporting, and database management.

At SAMH people are our biggest asset and, through their dedication, skills, compassion and resilience, we are proud to provide recovery focused support and help to a record number of people across Scotland

Our ideal candidate will be an Excel whiz with great attention to detail and a passion for data-driven fundrasing who wants to be part of a team committed to making a difference for Scotland’s mental health.

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;

• 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

Shortlist
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Fundraising Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,884
  • Between Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th May 2023

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

About the Role

Are you an enthusiastic supporter-focused person looking to join an ambitious, motivated, and highly successful fundraising team?

Do you want to contribute to furthering and maximising SAMH’s fundraising potential?

As Fundraising Coordinator, you will be a champion for the supporter experience, acting as first line of contact for all fundraisers and donors for SAMH, and you will be crucial to ensuring we deliver first class supporter care at all times.

What we are looking for

You will be a driven, highly motivated individual with a great telephone manner and ability to connect with people from all backgrounds. A self-starter, you will put supporter needs and motivations at the heart of SAMH’s activity, enabling the Fundraising team to meet our ambitious goals and fundraising strategy.

As part of the Fundraising Operations team, you will work alongside the Fundraising Operations Manager to deliver administrative and logistical support to the wider Fundraising team, leading on stock management, thanking, and acting as the first point of contact for all supporters, whether by telephone, mail, digital, or in person.

At SAMH people are our biggest asset and, through their dedication, skills, compassion and resilience, we are proud to provide recovery focused support and help to a record number of people across Scotland

Our ideal candidate will be a confident communicator and talented coordinator with great attention to detail who wants to be part of a team committed to making a difference for Scotland’s mental health.

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;

• 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

Shortlist
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Recovery Coaches (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

  • Full time
  • £21,499 – £22,287
  • Perth Supported Accommodation
  • Closing 25th May 2023

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

About the role of Recovery Coach

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We have roles available in a 24/7 mental health service, commissioned by Perth and Kinross Council, supporting people living with severe and enduring mental health issues and common co-morbities, such as neurodevelopmental conditions, to live fulfilled lives and achieve their goals. Based at the heart of Perth, this exciting re-design of an existing service will use recovery focussed interventions, supporting people to develop skills and positive support networks towards living an independent life in the community.

The Recovery Coach is a flexible, multi-skilled role providing direct emotional wellbeing and practical support to individuals to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Working with people on a 1-2-1 or group basis, in people’s homes and communities, the Recovery Coach will work with individuals to identify their strengths, issues and goals. They encourage individuals to recognise and use their existing strengths, facilitate building new skills to build momentum in independent living skills, self-management, personal recovery and building capacity. Assessing individual’s’ strengths and needs, the Recovery Coach will link people with meaningful supports within their community.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). We’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations. Ideally for this role you will have experience supporting people with mental health problems, key-working and case management. Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experience. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is an exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference. Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, waking nights and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may be required to work flexibly across other local area services.

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 & SSSC 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
Shortlist
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Time for Me Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £28,527 – £32,289
  • South West Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th May 2023

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.

SAMH is seeking an experienced practitioner to deliver the SAMH Time for Me programme across South West Edinburgh, as part of the Wellbeing Together South West partnership, which has been formed to provide essential community mental health and wellbeing support to children and young people aged 5-24 years (26 if care experienced). The Wellbeing Together South West partnership is made up of four organisations – SAMH, Space at Broomhouse Hub, Big Hearts Community Trust and With Kids.

Time for Me is a community based 8 session life skills course for young people aged 11 – 18 years experiencing low mood 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 both individually and in groups, within schools or community venues. It can also be delivered online.

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 for young people, school staff and parents/carers. The 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 wellbeing, including knowing where to go for help should they need it.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an individual 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 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 driving licence and access to a car is desirable for this post.

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;

  • 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
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Let’s Connect Officer (Children and Young People)

  • Full time
  • £26,884 – £27,689
  • Hybrid Working – Office / Home / South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 24th April 2023

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.

SAMH is delighted to be partnering with South Lanarkshire Council to build the mental health knowledge and skills of children, young people, parent/carers and school/community organisation staff, and through the delivery of mental health workshops, information sessions, activities and resources.

SAMH is re-advertising to recruit a full time (term-time only) Let’s Connect Officer to work across South Lanarkshire, to build resilient individuals and communities by raising awareness around mental health and tackling stigma. It aims to equip children and young people (and the adults around them) with the tools to support their own and others’ mental wellbeing, along with the knowledge of where to go for help, should they need it.

The Let’s Connect Officer will also recruit, train and support young people to become Mental Health Youth Peer Supporters and support schools while they embed this programme.

What we are looking for

We are looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about helping individuals to better understand and support their own and others mental wellbeing. You will need to demonstrate experience of working with young people and have an in depth knowledge of mental health and wellbeing. With exceptional communication skills and excellent facilitation and training delivery experience, you will understand and respond to the mental health learning needs of children, young people and adults.

A full drivers licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

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;

  • 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
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Let’s Connect - Team Leader (Children and Young People)

  • Full time
  • £30,490 – £31,376
  • Hybrid Working – Office / Home / South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 21st February 2023

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

About the Role

SAMH is delighted to be partnering with South Lanarkshire Council to build the mental health knowledge and skills of children, young people, parent/carers and school/community organisation staff and through the delivery of mental health workshops, information sessions, activities and resources.

SAMH is recruiting a Let’s Connect Team Leader to lead a team of 3 full time (during term-time) Let’s Connect Officers and along with them connect with schools and community groups across South Lanarkshire to firstly understand the mental health learning needs, then develop a capacity building programme to build resilient individuals and communities by raising awareness of mental health and tacking stigma.

The Let’s Connect programme will also recruit, train and support young people to become Mental Health Youth Peer Supporters and support the schools while they embed this programme.

Working closely with the Children and Young People Service Manager you will lead on the implementation of the Let’s Connect Programme in South Lanarkshire, ensuring a collaborative approach by building relationships with key stakeholders.

The Team Leader will further lead in building knowledge of provision across the authority by connecting and networking with other providers, to ensure that the Let’s Connect programme is complementary and sits within a continuum of support.

What we are looking for

We are looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about helping individuals to better understand and support their own and others mental wellbeing. You will need to demonstrate experience of working with young people and have an in depth knowledge of mental health and wellbeing.

As Let’s Connect Team Leader you will be a skilled communicator with experience in leading, motivating and mentoring others.

These skills will also extend to excellent facilitation and training delivery experience, and you will plan the programme by firstly understanding the mental health learning needs of children, young people and adults and then deliver and evaluate the programme, and ensuring that it is delivered effectively and meets its intended outcomes.

A full drivers licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

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;

  • 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
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Top job! Senior Service Manager x 2

  • Full time
  • £40,022 – £43,122
  • Glasgow & Central Scotland (Hybrid working is available)
  • Closing 8th February 2023

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

About the Role

At SAMH, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our support services across Scotland, and as we roll out our new organisational strategy, we are looking to recruit to the role of Senior Service Manager. These roles will lead our services to continue to build on their success and shape new developments and innovation across the organisation.

With overall responsibility for high quality delivery across a range of internal and external standards, and delivery across a number of social care services, within one of the geographic locations above, you’ll demonstrate your energy, drive, leadership and enthusiasm for excellence in mental health support and social care.

What we are looking for

An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders and local partnerships and your experience as a senior manager, will enable you to lead, develop, and support and guide your service managers to build positive and effective environments and deliver outstanding quality services.

Experience and knowledge of the Social Care sector is preferred but not essential.

If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

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
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Peer Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £21,499 pro-rata
  • SAMS Fife
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

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.

About the Role

As part of the Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy Action 15 and in partnership with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership SAMH have the opportunity deliver a peer support project. The work within the community project is peer led and has an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis. First responders can also refer individuals to the project.

Sam’s peer community project was established in April 2019 based in Kirkcaldy. It now offers peer support in Kirkcaldy /Dunfermline /Leven areas as well in the Emergency Department of Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.

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

Peer support 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 between the hours of Noon -11pm. SAMS is open 7 days so staff must also be willing to work weekends on a rotational basis

What we are looking for

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 the community.

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.

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 PDA peer support qualification
  • Reimbursement of PVG
  • 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
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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £22,287 – £24,634
  • Dundee
  • Closing 31st January 2023

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.

About the Role

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. Our Care at Home service has a 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.

What we are looking for

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 and highlight areas for development and training needs to Service Manager.
  • Maintain the highest personal and professional standards. Work professionally and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, those who use our services and members of the public and to meet the requirements of funders and regulators.
  • Undertake personal responsibility for conduct and work ethic in line with SAMH Code of Conduct, the SSSC Codes of Practice and other relevant professional standards.
  • 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, or the willingness to undertake 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. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential.

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 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
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Support Worker 2 - Dundee

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475
  • Dundee Outreach & Carer Service
  • Closing 31st January 2023

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

About the Role

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. 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.

What we are looking for

Opportunities have arisen for Support worker 2 roles in our Dundee Outreach & Carer service. We expect our support workers to establish positive relationships with service users and offer practical and emotional support. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. They will also have experience of working in the field of mental health or social care and will be qualified to SVQ Level III in care or equivalent or the willingness to undertake this. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. We are looking for people who are able to work flexible hours. Our Outreach service operates 7 days a week and as such, the post will involve a variety of shift patterns, including evening and weekend work. Requirement to participate in on calls and flexible working practices across our other services in the city is included in order to deliver a high-quality, person-centred service to those we support.

The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

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 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
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Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £27,689 – £32,289
  • Home working with team days in person in Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd January 2023

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

About the Role

Do you want to deliver exciting, creative, fun and inspiring corporate partnerships with notable businesses? Do you want to contribute to growing SAMH’s fundraising income and support the mental health of people across Scotland? Do you want to join an ambitious, friendly and highly successful team?

We have an exciting opportunity to join SAMH’s award winning Corporate Partnerships team! We are looking for a confident communicator who is target driven, thrives at building relationships, is a supportive team player and, ultimately, wants to make a difference for people across Scotland and their mental health.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will be responsible for account managing a portfolio of mutually beneficial partnerships (including with our sister charities, Inspire and Mind), building strong long lasting relationships with corporate supporters and maximising income generation.

At SAMH, people are our biggest asset and, through their dedication, skills, compassion and resilience we are proud to provide recovery focused support and help to people across Scotland. Join us and be part of Scotland’s largest mental health charity.

Our ideal candidate doesn’t necessarily have fundraising experience. However, they can demonstrate transferable skills and an interest in a fundraising career.

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;

  • Reimbursement of Basic Disclosure
  • 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
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Top job! Director of Major Appeal

  • Full time
  • up to £70,000
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th January 2023

SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity, dedicated to making Scotland a better place for people with mental health problems.

As we approach our centenary year, we are seeking a Director of Major Appeal to lead our We Won’t Wait Appeal – the largest campaign in our history. This rewarding role will see you lead, drive and manage this centenary campaign as we seek to raise funds for a transformational programme of change. Developing partnerships and relationships with high-level supporters, donors and stakeholders, you will enable SAMH to meet its fundraising goals as part of an effective appeal strategy and operational plan devised in tandem with our Chief Executive. From crafting impactful funding proposals and presentations to managing and delivering a programme of enlistment and fundraising events, you will communicate and build excellent relationships with high-net-worth individuals and business leaders to ensure the success of our We Won’t Wait strategy.

We are seeking a creative, strategic thinker with extensive experience of philanthropic fundraising, a strong track record of raising high value donations and an aptitude for successful budget and project management. Your research and problem-solving skills will aid you in identifying motivations and matching giving criteria with the needs of the appeal and with SAMH as a whole. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral –alongside a high degree of emotional intelligence are essential, as this position requires an ability to speak to people at all levels. Your enthusiasm will motivate, inspire and engage everyone you work with, from colleagues to stakeholders, and you will represent SAMH at public events in a positive and professional manner.

We are offering a competitive salary, generous benefits package and the opportunity to be a crucial part of the SAMH leadership team over this landmark period in our organisational history. If you are passionate about our mission and believe you can help make Scotland’s largest ever mental health campaign a great success, we would like to hear from you.

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Project Officer - Settings

  • Full time
  • £28,527 – £33,236
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th January 2023

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

About the Role

Are you passionate about ending mental health stigma, discrimination and inequality? If so there are two great opportunities to join the team at See Me.

See Me is the national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. We are funded by the Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation. Influencing change is what the programme is all about.

We are currently looking for a talented Project Officer to join our Settings team.

What we are looking for

As project officer (Settings) you will influence and facilitate change to support and grow the social movement to end mental health stigma and discrimination. This will involve creating partnerships, involving people with lived experience of mental health problems and coordinating a range of different projects and activities.

The role involves working with a range of organisations and partners who engage with and support diverse communities (of place, interest and identity) to call out and challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. Empowering people and communities to take action is a central aspect of the role.

In the role you would support change and improvement for priority populations, (defined as those at greatest risk of experiencing mental health stigma and discrimination), groups protected under the Equality Act (2010) and people experiencing multiple stigma and marginalisation. Supporting people and communities to take action is central to the role.

The job holder will maintain excellent working relationships across the programme and particularly within their team.

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;

  • 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
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Project Officer - Communities & Priority Groups

  • Full time
  • £28,527 – £33,236
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th January 2023

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

About the Role

Are you passionate about ending mental health stigma, discrimination and inequality? If so there are two great opportunities to join the team at See Me.

See Me is the national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. We are funded by the Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation. Influencing change is what the programme is all about.

We are currently looking for a talented Project Officer to join our Communities and Priority Groups team.

What we are looking for

As project officer (Communities and priority groups) you will influence and facilitate change to support and grow the social movement to end mental health stigma and discrimination. This will involve creating partnerships, involving people with lived experience of mental health problems and coordinating a range of different projects and activities.

The role involves working with a range of organisations and partners who engage with and support diverse communities (of place, interest and identity) to call out and challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. Empowering people and communities to take action is a central aspect of the role.

In the role you would support change and improvement for priority populations, (defined as those at greatest risk of experiencing mental health stigma and discrimination), groups protected under the Equality Act (2010) and people experiencing multiple stigma and marginalisation. Supporting people and communities to take action is central to the role.

The job holder will maintain excellent working relationships across the programme and particularly within their team.

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;

  • 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
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Practitioner x 2

  • Full time
  • £21,499
  • Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Closing 7th December 2022

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.

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
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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • West Lothian Support Service, Bathgate EH48 4JB
  • Closing 28th October 2022

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

About the Role

We have a vacancy for a Support Worker based in Bathgate. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support, you will be responsible for completing support plans and risk assessments with the people who use our services, who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.

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. Experience of working in the field of mental health or social care is desirable but not essential, as full induction will be given. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. Due to the wide area our service covers, access to you your own transport would be beneficial. Our service currently operates Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm and you should be flexible in the hours you are available to work.

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

Shortlist
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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.

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced manager to manage our Care Inspectorate registered North Lanarkshire Support Service and manage and oversee our Expeerience Counts service. Both services are based within North Lanarkshire.

North Lanarkshire Support Service (NLSS) is a Care Inspectorate registered service for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. This service has been running since 2018 in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, North Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Lanarkshire.

Working in close collaboration with other statutory partners, the North Lanarkshire Support Service model is well established, fast paced and recovery focussed based on three pathways of support depending on need: 6 week in-reach and discharge support in hospital; 2-week post discharge/responsive outreach support to prevent (re)admission; up to 12weeks community inclusion/re-ablement support. Using a person centred and creative approach and offering the right support at the right time, it is envisaged that service users can move on to experience a better quality of life and independence.

Operating since 2013, our Expeerience Counts Service is a non-registered Peer Support service supporting individuals over a 12week period harnessing the lived experience of Peer Workers to deliver a recovery-focussed, sustainable community-based service to support people’s mental health and wellbeing using structured self-management tools. Offering both 1:1 sessions and group work, Peer Workers use both MyRAP and Living Life to the Full as structured interventions. In addition, locality-based Community Link Workers connect individuals with community resources to increase access to specialist support and promote self-management and social inclusion.

Also part of Expeerience Counts is our Well Informed North Lanarkshire information service. This promotes mental health/wellbeing resources via ‘shop front’ accessible walk in facility, information stalls, community engagement and signposting via phone calls and online/social media.

What we are looking for

We are committed to providing care and support to our service users and are looking for a Service Manager 2 who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused person centred care.

The Service Manager 2 will provide dynamic, confident and positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

  • Be suitably qualified to apply for and become the Registered Manager with the Care Inspectorate for The North Lanarkshire Support Service ensuring all relevant standards, legislation and best practices are met.
  • Attend and work confidently and collaboratively within partnerships and represent SAMH at strategic partnership meetings.
  • Leading and managing teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.
  • Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development
  • Experience in establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, SAMH policies and ensuring practice reflects current research findings.
  • Effective and efficient management of all resources and contributing to the growth & volume of service delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Service Manager by contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

Both of these services flexibly operate 7 days a week throughout the year to suit the needs of the people we support. You will also be required to participate in a local rota management back up on call.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

Flexibility will be required as the post may require some occasional evening and weekend work.

The post will involve travel across various locations in North Lanarkshire so a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.

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
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Individual Supporter Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,038 – £42,065
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th November 2022

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

About the Role

SAMH is seeking an Individual Supporter Manager. Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the postholder is responsible for raising funds from a variety of individual giving methods, including digital fundraising, direct mail and tribute fundraising. The role contributes to the wider fundraising income generating strategy and is a member of SAMH’s Fundraising Management team.

The role will include, testing, implementation and acquisition strategies, together with managing and delivering income budgets. There will be line management responsibility as this post line manages Individual supporter fundraiser role.

The Individual Supporter Manager will be part of the award winning fundraising team at SAMH and will lead the individual giving activity to ensure fundraising targets are planned, implemented and achieved helping to ensure the success of the team, collectively and individually.

What we are looking for

The successful applicant will have experience in raising funds from individuals in a variety of income streams, with demonstrable experience. They will have an understanding of individual giving, digital fundraising, direct mail, stewardship programmes, creative approaches and legacy programmes.

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;

  • Reimbursement of Disclosure fees.
  • 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
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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Brisbane Supported Accommodation, Glasgow
  • Closing 10th October 2022

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.

About the Role

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We currently have job opportunities in a range of our established Glasgow City wide Care Homes and Care at Home services providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs who need support with mental health and day to day living.

Our services are situated across the city and are designed to cater to the needs of the individual while supporting them to live as independently as possible. They include a range of residential, core and cluster models.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may work in services across Glasgow.

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
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SAMH Board Trustee (voluntary position)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Meetings usually held in Glasgow
  • Closing 10th October 2022

About SAMH

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 we work with adults and young people, providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others, in over 60 communities. SAMH manages an annual budget of £20M with 550 staff.

We use this experience to influence our effective policy, campaigning and fundraising activities which deliver social change alongside national programmes See Me, respect me, suicide prevention and active living. 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.

It is an exciting time to apply to join us. We will be celebrating our centenary next year and are in the early stages of implementing our bold and ambitious “We Won’t Wait” strategy. We are committed to ensuring our services are relevant to everyone in Scotland and wish to strengthen the diversity of voices around our board table to enhance the nature and quality of our decision making and ensure our services are relevant to all.

About the role

You will be joining an experienced board of Trustees who welcome sharing that expertise with those with less experience and learning from those who bring different professional skillsets.

SAMH Trustees oversee the strategy and governance of SAMH to ensure that the charity is run in the interests of the people they serve and supports Scotland’s mental health.

As a SAMH Trustee, this voluntary position is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and direction of the charity, contributing to the development of the work, promoting SAMH and mental health, contributing to effective governance and ensuring compliance with the legal obligations of Charities and Charity Trustees.

Further information on the role responsibilities can be found on the role profile which can be downloaded below.

What we are looking for

We are looking to recruit trustees who share our passion for the mental health cause and who have the commitment, passion and desire to help us achieve our ambitious strategy and serve and improve the lives of people with mental health problems.

We are interested in either experienced or first-time Trustees. However, your commitment to our cause, your passion for our mission, vision and values, and your potential to make a valuable contribution to our development will be key.

Currently we are looking for individuals who are familiar with scrutinising reports and consultations, leading discussions and attending working groups.

At SAMH we are currently, but not exclusively, looking for people with experience in at least one of the following areas:

• Mental health / psychological wellbeing

• Business

• Third Sector leadership

As an organisation we are committed to promoting equality and diversity throughout the organisation and aim to represent the communities we are here to support. We would like to have a truly diverse organisation – diversity of thought, background, experience and of all protected characteristics. In line with our core purpose, we would like to increase the representation of the mental health inequalities that exist for communities of all ethnicities. We therefore particularly welcome applications from minoritised individuals and from people who may have experience of mental health difficulties directly or indirectly. SAMH is a Disability Confident Employer and we encourage disabled applicants to apply. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.

What we will provide for you

We will support you with induction and development opportunities, including helping you gain an understanding of SAMH, mental health, the role responsibilities and liabilities of a Charity Trustee, and opportunities to visit SAMH workplaces to meet with staff, volunteers and people we support. For first-time trustees buddying \ mentoring from current trustees could be provided.

We will also reimburse your travel costs.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £24,596 – £28,073
  • Expeerience Counts, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 9th September 2022

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

About the Role

As Team Leader for Expeerience Counts, you will provide positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

  • Leading and managing the team to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.
  • Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development.
  • Experience of establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Effective and efficient management of all resources.
  • Contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

Since 2013, our Expeerience Counts Service has harnessed the lived experience of Peer Workers to deliver a recovery-focussed, sustainable community-based service to support people’s mental health and wellbeing using structured self-management tools. These include offering both 1:1 sessions and group work. Peer Workers use both MyRAP and Living Life to the Full as structured interventions to deliver on SAMH Core Values which offer service users choice, control and hope for their future.

In addition, locality-based Community Link Workers connect individuals with community resources to increase access to specialist support and promote self-management and social inclusion.

Our Expeerience Counts Service works in partnership with Well Informed, which is our North Lanarkshire information service, promoting mental health/wellbeing resources via ‘shop front’ accessible walk in facility, information stalls, signposting via phone calls and online/social media.

Well Informed has also operated since 2013 and provides opportunities for those with lived experience to train as volunteers and follow employability pathways supported by the wider Expeerience Counts service.

Key principles of our delivery of the peer support and information services include:

- Taking a strengths based approach to empower/enable individuals to build resilience, celebrate the small and big steps, and work towards self-management

- Supporting the ‘whole-person’ by identifying aspirational goals and accessing community resources to achieve them – increasing social inclusion via community connectivity, community involvement and access to volunteering, education, employment etc.

- Recognition that every person's journey is unique and that recovery is rarely linear; acknowledging setbacks to minimise regression and retain focus on overall progress

- Working collaboratively with commissioners (NLC) and partners (e.g. SRN, NHS Lanarkshire, NLHSCP etc.) to innovate/create new models of practice based on evidence of need. Delivering ‘tests of change’ to inform local authority strategy/planning.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults with knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

The service generally operates 5 days a week throughout the year, Monday to Friday, however flexibility will be required as the post may require some occasional evening and weekend work to meet the needs of the service and those we support.

The post will involve travel across various locations in North Lanarkshire so a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.

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;

• 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

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Support Practitioners - Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy, Fife

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

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

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
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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £20,475 – £20,787 pro-rata
  • George St, Aberdeen
  • Closing 16th September 2022

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.

About the Role

The George Street Service is a SAMH care at home and housing support service that provides emotional, social and practical support, whilst promoting independent living, to a number of service users with severe and enduring mental health problems, homelessness and substance misuse problems.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives, with the successful candidate playing an important role in providing practical and emotional support that encourages their client’s independent living and creates an environment for recovery in which relationships uphold their rights to privacy, dignity and personal choice.

As a key worker, you will be able to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our service. You will support clients in their homes and encourage them to participate in activities for independent living and to be involved in all decisions that affect them.

What we are looking for

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. They should already have experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in assessing client need, developing professional support plans and report writing. An SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable but whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential.

As position will involve a variety of shift patterns including late evenings, weekends and occasional waking night shifts, you should be flexible in the hours you are available to work.

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
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Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

SAMH in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council are setting up a new and innovative Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Service in West Dunbartonshire. This new service will work collaboratively with the Addiction Recovery Team in the area to support people to access and sustain employment. IPS is an internationally recognised supported employment model that adopts a place then train approach and a principle of zero exclusion.

Predominantly providing employability support, you must be able to demonstrate experience of joined up partnership working and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in addiction services 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 West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,787 – £23,134
  • Glenlora Care Home, Pollok
  • Closing 8th September 2022

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

About the Role

The role is within an intensive short term move on service based in Pollok working with individuals who have experienced homelessness, addiction and mental health issues. Staff support people with their recovery, moving on and moving into communities to improve their quality of life through a person centred therapeutic approach to help people take control of their lives.

The team support the people who use our services with daily living tasks, medication, liaise with addiction services along with primary health care services, enabling individuals to achieve their chosen outcomes. The service works in partnership with the Glasgow homelessness, mental health and addiction teams. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to people who have experienced

What we are looking for

Senior practitioners provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Working with service users to define their own support plans the Senior Practitioner will coordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing practice supervision and mentorship to Practitioners.

Knowledge of mental health issues and an understanding of the difficulties faced by people with mental health problems Ability to competently respond to risks and challenges that may occur while supporting individuals. You should also have excellent communications skills (verbal and written) and good therapeutic focused inter-personal skills.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, or the willingness to undertake this.

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
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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £20,787 – £23,134
  • Way Forward Maryhill, Broomhill and Govan
  • Closing 9th September 2022

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

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior practitioner to join the teams at Way Forward Care at home and housing support service. The Way Forward Service delivers from 3 sites based in Maryhill, Broomhill and Govan areas of Glasgow. The Senior practitioner will provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals within individual flats and their communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Way Forward supports people with complex mental health issues in all aspects of their day-to-day living offering emotional and practical support to encourage them to live fulfilled and meaningful lives. Working with service users to define their own support plans the Senior Practitioner will coordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, 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’re looking for someone with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations. You should be motivated and passionate about leading people to reach their full potential.

As senior practitioner you will typically be Mon-Fri, however, there may be a requirement to work some weekends, sleepovers and participate in the ‘on call’ rota.

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
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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Engage Glenlora, Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 8th September 2022

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.

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

What we are looking for

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.

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
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Support Worker 2, ARBD services

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Castlemilk, Glasgow
  • Closing 8th September 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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.

The role is within the ARBD Addiction services based in Castlemilk and has two sites. One is out-reach across the Southside of Glasgow, the other a care home setting. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to people who have a diagnosed ARBD (alcohol related brain damage) condition. Based on a harm reduction model, the service strives to support people to achieve their identified outcomes and live as independently as they can. The team support the people who use our services with daily living tasks, medication, liaise with addiction services along with primary health care services, enabling individuals to achieve their chosen outcomes. Both services work very closely with the Glasgow ARBD team and practice a harm reduction model of working.

What we are looking for

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. We don’t need you to have any specific qualifications or experience to join us, but what we do ask is you have right attitude and values, as respect and dignity are at the heart of everything we do at SAMH. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The posts will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends one site also requires sleepover and on call shifts.

What we will provide for you

Within the posts on offer there are opportunities for a variety of training and development. ARBD training will be provided to ensure you have an understanding of how to work with the people who use our service. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our other benefits include;

  • Fully funded SVQ qualification to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration
  • Reimbursement of PVG & 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
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Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475
  • Dundee
  • Closing 12th September 2022

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

About the Role

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. Our Care at Home service has a 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.

What we are looking for

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. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, or the willingness to undertake this.

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.

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 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
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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £24,596 – £28,073
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th September 2022

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.

Glasgow Personalisation a registered Care at Home and Housing Support Service, Staff work across all areas of Glasgow, supporting individuals with enduring mental health issues and complex needs.

The service supports individuals to enable them to regain necessary life skills and build resilience. The service is designed to deliver Low-high levels of support with independent living strongly promoted, gradually reducing staff intervention and enabling individuals to be confident in their abilities to move on from the service.

We are committed to providing care and support to our service users and are looking for a Team Leader who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused person centred care.

The Team Leader will have full line management responsibility for staff across the service. They will report directly to the Service Manager and be responsible for the implementation of, and adherence to, all SAMH policies and procedures. Experience in the areas of managing and developing teams and working across sectors is also desirable.

The service is an appointment based service and is operational between 9am - 6pm, 7 days a week.

What we are looking for

We will expect you to establish strong and sustainable relationships in the community which will increase awareness and engagement of the project and promote building resilience to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination.

You will be expected to be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the service. You will act as staff and external agencies first point of contact and therefore building positive relationships and working as a multiagency team is a priority. As the Team Leader you will be required to complete all initial risk assessments for any new referrals accepted into the service.

You will work closely with the Service Manager and Service Coordinator to continue to develop and improve the service scheduling. IT skills and knowledge of Excel is desirable.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

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
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Facilitation Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 7th September 2022

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

About the Role

SAMH Gateways is a community recovery based service that provides personalised support to adults with mental health issues and/or alcohol or drug issues.

The service provided promotes the principles of social inclusion, supporting people to be active participants in their community by accessing existing community resources and to engage in meaningful activity. The service actively promotes activities that support physical, mental health and wellbeing and seeks to improve confidence, build resilience, self-management skills and abilities.

We are committed to providing a holistic approach that considers physical, psychological, social, emotional needs and this requires staff to spend time gaining an understanding of the person’s life experiences, mental and physical health. The core outcomes of the service are driven by the needs and goals of people which are identified through person centred planning and outcome based support plans which are recovery focused.

The service is delivered Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm however there may be occasions a flexible response to need is required, this will be planned in advance.

What we are looking for

We expect you to provide high quality recovery orientated support, using person centred approach, structured interventions delivered either individually or group work basis, in addition the ability to work with a level of autonomy.

We expect you to establish strong relationships with people and the community, promote awareness and engagement of the service, build resilience to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination.

The service will work collaboratively across different sectors and establish partnership working to promote sustainable outcomes for people.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

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;

  • Reimbursement of PVG and Disclosure fees.
  • 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
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Project Officer (Lived Experience Participation)

  • Full time
  • £27,027 – £31,653
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th September 2022

See Me is Scotland’s programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Our mission is to change minds, policy and practice across Scotland. See Me works with people with lived experience of mental health problems to influence change in communities, schools and workplaces and in health and social care.

We are looking to hire an exceptional person to join our dedicated team.

About the role

Engaging people with lived experience is central to all we do at See Me. A key part of addressing stigma is to bring to life people’s experiences of living with mental health problems and illness, to challenge stereotypes and attitudes and support cultural and behaviour change in ways that make a lasting difference for people struggling with their mental health.

Our volunteers and people with lived experience contribute to all aspects of the programme’s work and this role is key to making that happen. With strong interpersonal skills, you will facilitate and empower people, particularly people with lived experience of mental health problems, to take action. You will co-ordinate volunteer involvement across the See Me programme in line with our volunteer strategy and will support identified partners, working in settings or with priority groups, to engage people with lived experience as core to their approach to addressing stigma.

Using community development principles, you will take forward a range of projects and activities to support people to be safely and effectively engaged in action to end stigma and discrimination. This role involves extensive partnership working across the team, with community members, organisations and partners who support change and improvement.

What we are looking for

This role will be both challenging and rewarding. The successful candidate will be an energetic and driven individual who is motivated to making a positive impact to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Candidates must be skilled in facilitation and partnership working and have a strong track record of working as part of a team. At the same time, you’ll be adept at ensuring delivery to plan and capturing of data to support engagement, safeguarding, reporting and evaluation.

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;

  • Reimbursement of Disclosure cost.
  • 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
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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £24,596 – £28,073
  • North Ayrshire
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

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 services, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the people we support.

For Scotland’s Mental Health.

About the Role

Working closely with Community Mental Health services, you will work with a range of clients with severe and/or enduring mental health problems. You will work in collaboration with stakeholders and employers to support clients to find and sustain employment in their desired sector.

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. For the IPS role, a working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but full IPS training will be provided.

What 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 the North Ayrshire Council area a full driving licence and access to your own transport is preferred.

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;

• Reimbursement of PVG 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

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Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,384 – £28,073
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 1st September 2022

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.

In this exciting 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.

What we are looking for

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. Although this is not a mental health specific service, you will understand the varying needs of people with mental health problems and be experienced in providing support that empowers people to progress in their recovery journey, at times of poor mental health, at times of crisis and distress. 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.

Successful candidates must be able to work a Friday morning for team meetings and training.

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;

  • 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
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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,027 – £36,038
  • George Street, Aberdeen City
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

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

About the Role

The George Street Service is a SAMH supported accommodation service that provides emotional, social and practical support, whilst promoting independent living, to a number of service users with severe and enduring mental health problems, homelessness and substance misuse problems. By providing this support, it is envisaged that service users experience a quality of life that was perhaps not previously available to them.

We are committed to providing care and support to our service users and staff and are looking for a Service Manager who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused person centred care. We should have big ambitions and long-term strategic aims when it comes to mental health.

Role Profile

The Service Manager will provide dynamic, confident and positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

  • Be suitably qualified to apply for and become the Registered Manager with the Care Inspectorate and ensuring all relevant standards, legislation and best practices are met.
  • Attend and work confidently and collaboratively within partnerships and represent SAMH at strategic partnership meetings.
  • Work to develop and enhance SAMH’s role within key projects and develop SAMH’s presence in the development of Places to Live collaborative.
  • Leading and managing teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.
  • Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development
  • Experience in establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, SAMH policies and ensuring practice reflects current research findings.
  • Effective and efficient management of all resources and contributing to the growth & volume of service delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Service Manager by contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

The project operates 365 days a year. There is a rotational shift pattern in place and the successful candidate will provide management on call duties on a rotational basis.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies/behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

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
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Physical Activity Partnership and Development Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,596
  • Home based and working across Glasgow, North Ayrshire. Stirling and Fife
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

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.

About the Role

The Physical Activity Partnership & Development Co-ordinator will play a key role in the delivery and development of SAMH’s partnership with Scottish Sports Futures in the delivery of the Wellbeing Programme. The purpose of this role is to develop the skills needed to deliver the SAMH Scottish Sports future programme to disadvantaged young people across Scotland. Scottish Sports Futures targets those young people most at risk where and when they are most at risk, focusing on neighbourhoods that suffer from acute youth disorder and anti-social behaviour.

What we are looking for

This role will specifically support the development, design and delivery of the Wellbeing Programme in partnership with Scottish Sports Futures. The role will support the training and development of staff and key stakeholders to deliver a range of life skills based on CBT and mental health and wellbeing approaches to improve wellbeing and resilience to young people (aged 10-18) using everyday, non-complex language.

The role will support identified communities to support person-centred behaviour change intervention services that is responsive to the needs of those participating in the Scottish Sports Futures and SAMH programme, through one-to-one support and facilitating group sessions.

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;

  • Reimbursement of PVG
  • 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
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Recovery Coach (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Service/Department: St Peter’s Mental Health Supported Living, Glasgow
  • Closing 5th September 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

We work in over 60 communities in Scotland 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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

About the role of Recovery Coach

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We have roles available in a new mental health service, commissioned by Glasgow City Council supporting people living with moderate to severe and enduring mental health issues to live fulfilled lives and achieve goals.

Based in Dowanhill area of Partick, this new exciting service will use recovery focussed interventions, supporting people to develop skills and positive support networks towards living an independent life in the community.

The Recovery Coach is a flexible multi-skilled role providing direct emotional wellbeing and practical support to individuals to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Working with people on a 1-2-1 or group basis, in people’s homes and communities’ the Recovery Coach will work with individuals to identify strengths and issues and goals. They encourage individuals to recognise and use their existing strengths, support building new skills to build momentum in self-management, personal recovery and building capacity. Assessing individual’s strengths and needs, the Recovery Coach will link individuals with meaningful supports within their community.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). We’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations. Ideally for this role you will have experience supporting people with mental health problems, key-working and case management.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but be required to work flexibly across local services.

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 & SSSC 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

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Maintenance Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,475 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2022

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

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 health difficulties through the medium of organic gardening, conservation, team working and IT/admin work. There is a strong group work emphasis with staff working collaboratively with the people attending our service to build a centre of excellence. This job requires high levels of stamina and personal resilience.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our team. Applicants should have:

Essential

  • Good DIY skills – basic carpentry, plumbing, tool/machine maintenance
  • Experience of sourcing and ordering materials and equipment
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety Assessment procedures.
  • Good organisational skills

Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of servicing and maintaining horticultural machinery
  • Experience and good understanding of working with mental health issues
  • Driver
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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st August 2022

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

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
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Support Worker 2 (Night Shift)

  • Part time
  • £20,475 – £20,787 pro-rata
  • Engage Glenlora (Pollock, Glasgow)
  • Closing 24th August 2022

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

About the Role

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. 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.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may work in services across Glasgow.

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

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 26th August 2022

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.

About the Role

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker level 2 based in Bathgate. 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 candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills.

Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. Access to your own transport and a full driving licence is essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work. Our service currently operates Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm.

What we are looking for

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 Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable.

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

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Employability Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £20,475 – £20,787 pro-rata
  • Redhall, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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

About the Role

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. Redhall Walled Garden is one of SAMH’s therapeutic Horticultural services located in the peaceful haven of Edinburgh’s Colinton Dell.

We work to improve mental health through gardening and a variety of outdoor tasks. In addition to the gardening activities, we also offer person centred support to improve IT skills and Employability.

The Employability Practitioner will provide a personalised support service assisting service users to develop skills, motivation and confidence to enable them to move in to suitable sustainable employment, volunteering or learning. They will help people to identify and address barriers to employability and other opportunities in the community

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for someone with experience supporting people into employment, training or education who can help individuals develop the skills, motivation and confidence required to move in to suitable sustainable employment, volunteering, education or community activities.

In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. Respect, dignity and choice for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t 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. We’re looking for a person with great people skills who is honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including occasional evenings and weekends. You will be allocated to Redhall as service base but may be required to work at times in other SAMH or partner services.

Access to own transport would be desirable.

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;

· Reimbursement of PVG 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

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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Specialist

  • Full time
  • £24,596 – £28,073
  • Edinburgh South
  • Closing 17th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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

About the Role

Working closely local Community Mental Health services and other referring partners in Edinburgh South, you will support a range of individuals with mental health problems, to find and sustain employment. Collaboration with stakeholders and employers to support clients to find and sustain employment in their desired sector will be an integral part of the role.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of best practice in mental health provision and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. A working knowledge of IPS 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 the delivery area a full driving licence and access to your own transport is preferred.

What we are looking for:

• A passion to support the aspirations of people affected by mental health problems

• Ability to network with professionals within support organisations, employers and other stakeholders

• An understanding of the local labour market would be advantageous

• Confident working to targets while maintaining a compliant and quality focused service

• Able to work independently and as part of the wider team

• Good attention to detail

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;

• Supportive and enthusiastic team culture

• 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

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Communications Assistant

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £25,384
  • Glasgow/Edinburgh with hybrid working available
  • Closing 15th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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

About the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic story-teller with a talent for writing and a love of social media. As part of our Communications team you’ll help drive forward SAMH’s agenda and vision by creating compelling social content, producing engaging writing and using your people skills to act as the first point of contact for the media. You’ll also support the Senior Communications Officer, Senior Campaigns Officer, and Head of Communications and Public Affairs in their work, including by producing reports for the team on the reach and impact of its work.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for someone who understands the power of the stories, and is passionate about communicating. Ideally you will have experience as a journalist or in a similar communications role, producing copy and social content for a range of audiences. You’ll be able to talk to a range of people and have a keen understanding of how organisations can work with media. Experience of basic design, for example using Canva, would be beneficial, as would experience of creating video content. Most important is that you are enthusiastic and determined to solve any problem you encounter.

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;

• Reimbursement of PVG & 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

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Support Practitioner 1

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • Fife – Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 19th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

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.

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.

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 & SSSC 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

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

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Peer Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

We work in over 60 communities in Scotland 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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

About the Role of Peer Support Worker

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We have roles available in a new mental health service, commissioned by Glasgow City Council supporting people living with moderate to severe and enduring mental health issues to live fulfilled lives and achieve goals.

Based in Dowanhill area of Partick, this new exciting service will use recovery focussed interventions, supporting people to develop skills and positive support networks towards living an independent life in the community.

Peer Support Workers at St Peter’s Mental Health Supported Living 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 Worker will enhance the support provided to the individual by developing mutually empowering relationships. There is an expectation that peer support workers will facilitate group work that will aid individuals in their recovery journey.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may be required to work flexibly across local services.

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 & SSSC 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

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,475
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

Glasgow Personalisation covers all of Glasgow and its main office is based at 19 Waterloo Street, Glasgow; providing practical and emotional support to adults with mental health problems. People using our service have access to staff daily, 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.

  • To assist individuals to manage their mental health with a focus on developing sustainable strategies and building personal resilience.
  • To equip individuals to care for themselves and the practicalities of running their own home.
  • To support with personal care as part of agreed care plan.
  • To assist individuals develop self-confidence, self-esteem, and learn new skills.
  • To assist individuals achieve new personal goals, rediscover interests and try new things.
  • Facilitate support to widen individuals own support networks to establish new meaningful relationships.
  • Applying SAMHs Principles for Practice approaches

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, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Staff are also required as part of work force flexibility to provide support to other services within the Greater Glasgow area as and when required. There is a staff team of support workers and one team leader and one on-site service manager.

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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £24,596 – £28,073
  • Grangemouth, Forth Valley
  • Closing 10th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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.

About the Role

Working closely with Falkirk Council Employment and Training Unit and local Community Mental Health services, you will work with a range of clients with severe and/or enduring mental health problems. You will work in collaboration with stakeholders and employers to support clients to find and sustain employment in their desired sector.

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. For the IPS role, a working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but full IPS training will be provided.

What 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.

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;

• Reimbursement of PVG 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

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Support Worker 2, ARBD services

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • ARBD Castlemilk, Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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

About the Role

The role is within the ARBD Addiction services based in Castlemilk and has two sites. One is out-reach across the Southside of Glasgow, the other a care home setting. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to people who have a diagnosed ARBD (alcohol related brain damage) condition. Based on a harm reduction model, the service strives to support people to achieve their identified outcomes and live as independently as they can. The team support the people who use our services with daily living tasks, medication, liaise with addiction services along with primary health care services, enabling individuals to achieve their chosen outcomes. Both services work very closely with the Glasgow ARBD team and practice a harm reduction model of working.

What we are looking for

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. We don’t need you to have any specific qualifications or experience to join us, but what we do ask is you have right attitude and values, as respect and dignity are at the heart of everything we do at SAMH. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The posts will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends one site also requires sleepover and on call shifts.

What we will provide for you

Within the posts on offer there are opportunities for a variety of training and development. ARBD training will be provided to ensure you have an understanding of how to work with the people who use our service. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our other benefits include;

• Fully funded SVQ qualification to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration

• Reimbursement of PVG & 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

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Top job! Senior Service Manager x 2

  • Full time
  • £38,116 – £41,069
  • Glasgow and Inverclyde – Ideally you should be based within the geographical area of remit (home working initially with the expectation of regular service visits)
  • Closing 10th August 2022

SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination.

At SAMH, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our support services across Scotland, and as we roll out our new organisational strategy, we are looking to recruit to the role of Senior Service Manager. These roles will lead our services to continue to build on their success and shape new developments and innovation across the organisation.

With overall responsibility for high quality delivery across a range of internal and external standards, and delivery across a number of social care services, within one of the geographic locations above, you’ll demonstrate your energy, drive, leadership and enthusiasm for excellence in mental health support and social care.

An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders and local partnerships and your experience as a senior manager, will enable you to lead, develop, and support and guide your service managers to build positive and effective environments and deliver outstanding quality services.

Experience and knowledge of the Social Care sector is preferred but not essential.

If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

Benefits with SAMH

  • Fully funded SVQ qualifications
  • Reimbursement of PVG & 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

SAMH is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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

A Disclosure Scotland 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
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Supported Accommodation services across Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd August 2022

Considering a career in adult social care?

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We currently have job opportunities in a range of our established Glasgow City wide Care Homes and Care at Home services providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs who need support with mental health and addiction issues including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage).

Our services are situated across the city and are designed to cater to the needs of the individual while supporting them to live as independently as possible. They include a range of residential, core and cluster models.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may work in services across Glasgow.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment with a small friendly team 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 & SSSC 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
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Support Worker 2 - North Lanarkshire Support Service

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 19th August 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

We work in over 60 communities in Scotland 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, Respect Me, Suicide Prevention and Active Living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change for Scotland’s Mental Health.

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.

Considering a career in adult social care?

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers across our North Lanarkshire Support Service. As a key worker you will establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination with the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

This post will involve flexible working across the North Lanarkshire Area and our office is based in Airdrie. With a variety of shift patterns to suit the needs of the people we support including day shifts, backshifts and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will involve travel across various locations in North Lanarkshire so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment with a small friendly team 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 & SSSC 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 (pro rata) to use on what matters to you.

• Team wellbeing budgets

• Workplace pension scheme

• Life Assurance policy

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Support Worker 2 - New Routes

  • Part time
  • £20,475 – £20,787 pro-rata
  • Central Belt / Central Scotland - travel required
  • Closing 29th July 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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

About the Role of Support Worker

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them.

We have a role available in our New Routes service.

Working across Scotland, New Routes is delivered as a Public Social Partnership (PSP), funded by the Scottish Government and led by the Wise Group. SAMH works in partnership with the Wise Group to support male offenders with their mental health while they reintegrate back into the community.

As a support worker, you will provide support to individuals referred through the Wise Group, working alongside the SAMH Assertive Outreach worker who will carry out assessments and the risk assessment on all referrals.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of mental health issues and the support mechanisms available to people who are returning to their communities after coming out of custodial custody in line with Scottish Government’s approach to reduce re-offending.

What we are looking for

In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

The role would suit a confident and resourceful individual who is able to operate autonomously, be comfortable communicating and contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions. A full clean driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

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 & 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
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Peer Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £20,475 pro-rata
  • Fife – Kirkcaldy/ Dunfermline /Leven
  • Closing 29th July 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

As part of the Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy Action 15 and in partnership with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership SAMH have the opportunity deliver a peer support project. The work within the community project is peer led and has an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis. First responders can also refer individuals to the project

Sam’s peer community project was established in April 2019 based in Kirkcaldy. It now offers peer support in Kirkcaldy /Dunfermline /Leven areas as well in the Emergency Department of Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy

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

Peer support 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 between the hours of Noon -11pm. SAMS is open 7 days so staff must also be willing to work weekends 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 the community.

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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DBI Practitioner - Inverclyde

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 22nd July 2022

Scottish Government has announced an extension to the programme of Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) across Scotland. The extended programme will be available to support people whose mental health has been impacted as a result of the pandemic. SAMH are looking to recruit DBI practitioners to provide a Level 2 DBI service to Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive, problem solving contact with an individual in distress and is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by staff in the mental health hub in NHS 24 and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals via Primary Care services. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. The DBI Practitioner role is an exciting and challenging post which makes a real difference to people’s lives. You will use your great communication skills and mature attitude to support people to achieve their identified outcomes. Previous experience and knowledge of supporting people with their mental health would be desirable.

We are looking to recruit 1 very highly motivated individuals to join our small friendly DBI team. DBI practitioners provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out a 14 day intervention to people in distress. The role of the DBI Practitioners is to review the reasons for the individuals distress, and support the person to develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.. The DBI Practitioner will also support the person in distress to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate

• You will have the skills provide compassionate connected direction and guidance to people referred to the DBI from GPs, Community Mental Health Teams, Police Scotland and Mental Health Assessment Units.

• Support the Team Leader to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing accurate data information and completed distress management plans.

• Have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies such as Police Scotland, NHS 24, GPS, CMHT, Ambulance Service

• You will have the skills and knowledge to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the DBI service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

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
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Engage Muirshiel, Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd July 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has 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

About the Role of Support Worker

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. SAMH is currently looking to recruit a Support Worker for the Engage Muirshiel service based in the Priesthill area of Glasgow. The Muirshiel service provides supported tenancies to 8 individuals with complex needs and experience of mental health and homelessness, and works with them during a crucial period in their lives as they take steps towards living independently or moving on.

You will provide practical and emotional support and assist service users in daily living and social skills to enable them to sustain their tenancy. The service promotes independent living and supports service users identify goals and aspirations to maximise their quality of life and recovery. You will help to encourage and support individuals to re-engage with other agencies such as health and addictions services, and education and employment agencies.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. Support work can be challenging at times, but you go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may be required to work flexibly across local services. The service operates 365 days a year.

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 & 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

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

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 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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Thrive Welcome Team Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,942
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2022

Thrive Edinburgh is about thinking big and thinking differently. We should have big ambitions and long-term strategic aims when it comes to mental health. We have made it our goal to promote mental health and protect our citizens’ resiliency, self-esteem, family strength and joy and reduce the toll of mental illness on individuals, our communities and our city.

SAMH are recruiting three Welcome Team Practitioners to support the implementation the new Edinburgh Thrive South West Welcome teams. With these exciting roles you will carry strengths based conversations with people using the service to identify needs and personal outcomes through a Thrive Conversation and Thrive Plan. You will assist and support people to establish and maintain meaningful and fulfilling links in the community and support them to find the right help when needed including social, therapeutic and medical interventions.

We will expect you to establish strong and sustainable relationships in the community which will increase awareness and engagement of the project and promote building resilience to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

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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Activities Worker Level 1

  • Part time
  • £19,305 pro-rata
  • The Hive, Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th July 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

The Hive is a SAMH service situated in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital providing an activity centre and coffee bar for in- patients of the hospital.

The successful candidate will assist in the day to day running of the coffee bar serving drinks, snacks, keeping the coffee bar area clean and tidy in line with food hygiene regulation. They will also be responsible for leading and encouraging patient involvement in activities in the Hive activity centre providing group work such as a exercise (e.g. walking group, yoga), support groups (Hearing Voices, SMART addictions and Self Harm). They will also be expected to provide activities and events such as art and music groups. The post will also involve promotional and administrative tasks.

The post requires flexibility in the hours that you are available to work.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.

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Cafe Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,305 pro-rata
  • The Hive, Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th July 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

The Hive is a SAMH service situated in the grounds of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital providing an activity centre and coffee bar for in- patients of the hospital.

The successful candidate will assist in the day to day running of the coffee bar serving drinks, snacks, keeping the coffee bar area clean and tidy in line with food hygiene regulation.

The post requires flexibility in the hours that you are available to work.

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.

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DBI Practitioner - GGC

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Closing 29th June 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

Scottish Government has announced an extension to the programme of Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) across Scotland. The extended programme will be available to support people whose mental health has been impacted as a result of the pandemic. SAMH are looking to recruit DBI practitioners to provide a Level 2 DBI service to Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive, problem solving contact with an individual in distress and is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by staff in the mental health hub in NHS 24 and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals via NHS 24. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. The DBI Practitioner role is an exciting and challenging post which makes a real difference to people’s lives. You will use your great communication skills and mature attitude to support people to achieve their identified outcomes. Previous experience and knowledge of supporting people with their mental health would be desirable.

We are looking to recruit 1 very highly motivated individuals to join our small friendly DBI team. DBI practitioners provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out a 14 day intervention to people in distress. The role of the DBI Practitioners is to review the reasons for the individuals distress, and support the person to develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.. The DBI Practitioner will also support the person in distress to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate

• You will have the skills provide compassionate connected direction and guidance to people referred to the DBI from NHS 24, Police, and Ambulance

• Support the Team Leader to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing accurate data information and completed distress management plans.

• Have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies such as Police Scotland, NHS 24, GPS, CMHT, Ambulance Service

• You will have the skills and knowledge to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the DBI service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

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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Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,027
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th June 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

SAMH is delighted to be partnering with ProjectScotland, part of Volunteering Matters family of brands, who support young people to get on in life through the power of volunteering. They offer a range of supported programmes, including a mentoring offer. This is to assist young people in building skills and confidence to progress into employment, education and training, in line with the Young Person’s Guarantee.

We now wish to recruit a Wellbeing Worker who will offer support to young people aged 16 – 24 (26 if care experienced) whose mental health and wellbeing is creating significant barriers to them engaging in ProjectScotland support.

The Wellbeing Worker will use a listen and link approach to connect and work with the young person to identify and manage the issues and barriers that affect their mental health and wellbeing. Through goal setting and action planning they will help them to understand what services are available within their local area and help them to confidently navigate and access these.

In addition to this listen and link support, the Wellbeing Worker will deliver individual support and group work using the following SAMH programmes:

Time for Me is an 8 session life skills course based on CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for young people aged 16 – 18 years who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and anger. The programme is delivered individually, both face to face and online.

5 Ways to Better Wellbeing groups bring together young people aged 16+ to consider how they can look after their mental health and wellbeing using each of the 5 ways.

The Wellbeing Worker will work alongside the SAMH Children and Young People Trainer who will also support this partnership programme through the delivery of mental health workshops to young people and Project Scotland staff.

We are looking for an experienced individual 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 young people accessing Project Scotland, ensuring your practice is of the highest quality at all times.

The successful candidate will undertake training around the SAMH Time for Me & 5 Ways to Better Wellbeing programmes.

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

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Well Informed Information Officer - Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £21,942 – £24,596
  • Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 30th June 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Our 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.

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.

Working closely with our Expeerience Counts team, the Well Informed Information Service is a partnership between SAMH, NHS Lanarkshire and North Lanarkshire Council. The service aims to make information about mental health widely available, raise awareness of mental health issues and reduce stigma related to mental health. The service also identifies and disseminates information on subjects which impact on mental health or are affected by mental health eg. healthy living, signposting for money or debt advice and many more.

The Well-informed Information Service provides information via free-phone telephone line, surgeries and at events in North Lanarkshire. The service provides information in response to people enquiring about their own wellbeing or the wellbeing of someone else. As our Well Informed Information Officer you will be energetic, enthusiastic and creative in everything you do. With a sound mental health knowledge base, you will be required to compile accurate and relevant information to support staff and service users. We utilise systems that allow easy access to this information, by phone, by website and face to face. You will be proactive in ensuring people have the right information to help them make the right choices. Creativity in how you develop effective and timely ways of doing this is a key aspect of the post. A good understanding of the issues faced by people with mental health problems is required.

You will also work support and coordinate a small bank of volunteers.

Flexibility will be required as the post will require some evening and weekend work.

The post will involve travel across various locations in North Lanarkshire so a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment with a small friendly team 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;

  • Reimbursement of PVG 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
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Support Worker 2 - West Lothian, Bathgate

  • Full time
  • £19,305 – £20,787
  • West Lothian, Bathgate
  • Closing 28th June 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker level 2 based in Bathgate. 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 candidate 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 Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. Access to your own transport and a full driving licence is essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work. Our service currently operates Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm.

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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Top job! Programme Manager (Communities and priority groups)

  • Full time
  • £37,174 – £44,001
  • Glasgow office (Majority home working at present)
  • Closing 8th July 2022

Are you passionate about social justice and working to achieve equity for people experiencing mental health stigma and discrimination then this role may be an ideal role for you. As a critical member of the See Me Programme Team you will lead a programme of work that empowers supporters, partners and people with lived experience to take action in line with our new strategy With Fairness in Mind, and towards achieving our vision of a fairer and more inclusive Scotland, free from mental health stigma and discrimination.

You will provide insight, leadership and management to take forward an exciting and diverse programme of work that draws on evidence of what works to challenge the stigma experienced by individuals, families and communities.

As manager of the communities and priority groups programme within See Me you would apply your skills and experience of community development, develop strategic and delivery partnerships at national and local levels, and work alongside our dedicated staff team and volunteers to deliver a programme that increases attention and action to address stigma at scale and influence change to make a lasting difference.

We are funded by the Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation and influencing change is what the programme is all about.

Role summary:

You will provide effective leadership and management for the Communities and Priority Groups team and programme of work. Through applying creative and inclusive approaches, you will champion a movement for change by mobilising people, communities and groups to act to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination. Through skilled facilitation and partnership working you will guide and support the team, volunteers, policy leads and partners to take forward evidence based approaches addressing the stigma experienced by diverse and seldom heard communities.

What will you do

  1. This post holder will lead and manage the ‘Communities and Priority Groups’ Programme and team in See Me.
  2. This team works to empower people with experience of mental ill health to raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems and to take action on stigma. It engages with and supports diverse communities and groups to call out and challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and through working with a range of partners drives forward a programme that influences change to address the stigma experienced by particular groups and communities across Scotland.
  3. The jobholder will work with key strategic, policy and delivery partners to take forward a programme that identifies and challenges mental health stigma and discrimination experienced by particular groups and communities across Scotland.
  4. The programme team will work with a range of organisations and partnerships who support change and improvement for priority populations, equality groups and people experiencing multiple stigma. Empowering people and communities to take action is a central aspect of the role.
  5. The jobholder will develop and maintain excellent working relationships across the programme.
  6. They will also work constructively with members of the team to support effective administration, event planning, communications, monitoring and reporting. They will also collaborate with the Settings and Communications and public affairs teams to achieve the programmes goals.
  7. Model behaviours based on organisational values; working flexibly and collaboratively across the team to make a noticeable and positive contribution to the working environment and team culture.
  8. The job holder will also develop good working relationships with key partners in diversity organisations and local organisations including third sector and public services.

Department: See Me

Reports to: Director - See Me

Direct Reports: Up to 3 Project Officers

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment with a small friendly team 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:

  • Reimbursement of PVG & SSSC 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
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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,027 – £31,653
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th June 2022

We are excited to be recruiting for a new policy officer to join our team. If you are passionate about using your skills in policy to create change at the highest level, to help improve people’s lives by ending mental health stigma, discrimination and inequality then this role could be ideal for you.

See Me is the national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Our vision is for a fairer and more inclusive Scotland, free from mental health stigma and discrimination.

We are funded by the Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation and influencing change is what the programme is all about.

See Me’s Communications and Public Affairs team are responsible for ensuring that we influence change across the country, by influencing local and national policy, as well as policies for key public bodies.

The purpose of the role is to scope relevant policy developments and work with the Communications and Public Affairs Manager to ensure that the tackling of mental health stigma and discrimination is understood and acted upon in key areas of public policy.

What will you do

1. Scope and analyse a wide range of current and emergent public policy at national and local level and ensure See Me is up to date and aware of developments in this area.

2. Draft copy for consultation responses, policy positions papers and publications.

3. Write policy briefings for the team to support meetings, presentations and engagements.

4. Work collaboratively with our managing partners, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Mental Health Foundation (MHF) teams to understand potential for new work to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

5. Conduct desktop research and engage with lived experience volunteers and colleagues to understand people’s experiences of mental health stigma and potential solutions.

6. Manage our Policy Champion volunteer programme

7. Maintain and update See Me policy positions on a range of key areas.

8. Represent See Me on key strategic groups.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment with a small friendly team 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:

• Reimbursement of PVG & SSSC 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

Reports to: Communications and Public Affairs Manager

Direct Reports: None

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,027 – £31,653
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th June 2022

We are excited to be recruiting for a new communications officer to join our team. If you are passionate about using your communication skills to make a real change to people’s lives, then this could be the ideal role for you.

See Me is the national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination. Our vision is for a fairer and more inclusive Scotland, free from mental health stigma and discrimination.

We are funded by the Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation and influencing change is what the programme is all about.

See Me’s Communications and Public Affairs team are responsible for ensuring that the right people hear about what we are doing, that we reach new and expanding audiences, and that we influence change at scale.

This role will be responsible for ensuring that the work of the See Me programme is communicated to the right audience through a variety of channels. The role will work closely with the programme team to provide communications support through the development and delivery of projects.

What will you do

1. Provide communications support to the programme team in the development of their work, developing communications for workplaces, communities, health and social care and education and young people.

2. Draft and publish marketing content for a variety of communications activity, including See Me website, mail outs, press releases and partner communications.

3. Produce targeted communications to different audiences.

4. Work sensitively and professionally with people with lived experience of mental health problems, including our volunteers to ensure they are effectively and safely involved in the design and delivery of our work.

5. Support the Communications and Public Affairs Manager and Senior Communications Officer in developing and delivering targeted campaigns across a variety of platforms

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment with a small friendly team 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:

• Reimbursement of PVG & SSSC 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

Department: See Me

Reports to: Senior Communications Officer

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DBI Practitioners - Borders

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 13th June 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

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.

We are looking for DBI Practitioner’s 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.

The core hours for these positions are Monday to Friday 10-6pm but you will be required to flexible in the hours, to cover evenings and weekends where required. You will provide support over the phone and face to face, so this will involve 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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Support Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,305 – £20,787
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd June 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

We work in over 60 communities in Scotland 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.

Considering a career in adult social care?

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We currently have job opportunities in a range of our established Glasgow City wide Care Homes and Care at Home services providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs who need support with mental health and addiction issues including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage).

Our services are situated across the city and are designed to cater to the needs of the individual while supporting them to live as independently as possible. They include a range of residential, core and cluster models.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, 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’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may work in services across Glasgow.

What we will provide for you

You will work in a supportive environment with a small friendly team 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 & SSSC 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
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Quality and Practice Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £33,015 – £38,116
  • *We are operating a flexible working policy at SAMH and will discuss with post-holder requirements of location office base, ways of working and travel.
  • Closing 3rd June 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

This is a newly created post reporting to the Policy and Practice Development Manager. This role includes supporting the Policy and Practice Development Manager to create, review or revise policies and procedures that affect operational activities. You would be responsible for creating audit tools and programs to review various processes in services to ensure standards are being followed. The role requires working with managers to discuss continuous improvement actions and approaches with quality assurance, according to their services and external regulation or monitoring.

The Quality and Practice Development Coordinator will work alongside senior/service management to review quality assurance needs and identified audit actions relating to individual services, and to ensure compliance with any external regulation or monitoring enabling services to exceed requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • To lead in the development and implementation of systems used in the evaluation of services.
  • To support and contribute to and assist with the implementation and roll out of the SAMH Quality Assurance Framework.
  • To support and contribute to the ongoing development of practice policies, processes, guidelines and support materials, based on evidence, research and the latest thinking on practice standards and service development.
  • Implement continuous improvement tools/templates through the development and delivery of materials, workshops, and vlogs.
  • Lead in supporting the development of core skills of staff through staff development audit actions, service assurance visits and planned mock Care Inspections. Identifying and leading with the Service Managers and services to implement improvements.
  • Produce a comprehensive project management plan, outlining all of the deliverables, tasks

Experience & Qualifications

Experience

  • Experience in the development and implementation of quality practice models and approaches and project management (Essential)
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the health and social care sector, and profiles within it and the regulatory requirements (Desirable)
  • Demonstrates a proven track record in delivering continuous improvement programmes including continuous improvement process templates and worksheets ((Essential)
  • Experience of working across different sectors (Essential)
  • Proven track record of delivery within a changing environment (Essential)

Qualifications

  • •SAMH values and recognises relevant specialist skills & experience gained outside of education to be just as valuable as a degree. In this post, we’re looking for someone with relevant experience in the sector, or a relevant qualification.

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge

  • Detailed knowledge of person-centred approaches, social inclusion and models based on the ethos of recovery, drawing on experience nationally and internationally (Essential)
  • Sound understanding of improvement frameworks, such as continuous improvement, business excellence and health and social care standards, and regulatory requirements (Essential)
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and social care practice (Essential)
  • Knowledge of mental health, mental illness and the issues face by people who use services (Desirable)
  • Sound knowledge of the continuous improvement process, for both "incremental" improvement or "breakthrough" improvement all at once. (Essential).

*We are operating a flexible working policy at SAMH and will discuss with post-holder requirements of location office base, ways of working and travel.

Travel across Scotland is likely to be required.

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Top job! Head of Major Appeal (Centenary Campaign)

  • Full time
  • £55,000 – £57,000
  • Flexible around Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 18th April 2022

SAMH – Scottish Association for Mental Health Scotland’s national mental health charity. Founded in 1923, working in over sixty communities, SAMH work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

You will join the charity at a very exciting time with its centenary year in 2023. A key feature of SAMH’s centenary year will the public launch of its We Won’t Wait Appeal that will raise £10m over 3 years, funding a transformational programme of change providing mental health support within communities across Scotland.

You will be a talented and experienced individual who will lead, drive and manage the centenary campaign and you will be a crucial part of the leadership team over this landmark period in SAMH’s organisational history.

Working closely with the Director of Strategic and Business Development and Head of Fundraising you will develop partnerships and relationships with high level supporters, donors, corporates and stakeholders. You will have excellent relationship building skills and a track record of successfully working with donors who provide significant gifts. You should also be a creative, strategic thinker, with the ability to develop new initiatives. Furthermore, you will be skilled in seeking out motivations and matching giving criteria with the needs of the appeal and with SAMH as a whole.

The post will require travel between the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices and an ability to travel throughout Scotland and attend events with occasional overnight stays will be required.

On offer is a competitive salary and a generous benefits package comprising funded continuous learning and development opportunities, 30 days annual leave, four public holidays, two paid wellbeing days per year to use on what matters to you, team wellbeing budgets, workplace pension scheme, Life Assurance policy and an Employee Assistance Programme.

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Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,407 – £26,993
  • Aberdeen Links
  • Closing 18th March 2022

Come and join our Link Practitioner team!

Aberdeen Links

Primary Care Link Practitioner

Ref: N985

1 full time fixed term for 9 months

1 full time fixed term for 1 year

1 part time (30 hours) permanent

Please specify which post(s) you are applying for on the application.

In this exciting 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. Although this is not a mental health specific service, you will understand the varying needs of people with mental health problems and be experienced in providing support that empowers people to progress in their recovery journey, at times of poor mental health, at times of crisis and distress. 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.

This role is predominantly based on regular office hours when working from GP practices, however the Aberdeen Links Service is also available at Police Scotland’s Custody Suite at Kittybrewster and as such, occasional evening, night and weekend working will be required on a rota basis. Successful candidates must be able to work a Friday morning for team meetings and training.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact catherine.anderson@samh.org.uk

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Project Officer (Community and Priority Groups)

  • Full time
  • £25,987 – £30,435
  • Glasgow - travel required (Hybrid working initially)
  • Closing 18th March 2022

Are you passionate about ending mental health stigma, discrimination and inequality? If so there is a great opportunity to join the team at See Me. See Me is the national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination, we are funded by the Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation. Influencing change is what the programme is all about.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Project Officer to join our Communities and Priority Groups team. This team works to empower people with experience of mental ill health to raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems and to take action on stigma. It engages with and supports diverse communities and groups to call out and challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and through working with a range of partners drives forward.

As project officer you will influence and facilitate change to support and grow the social movement to end mental health stigma and discrimination. This will involve creating partnerships, involving people with lived experience of mental health problems and coordinating a range of different projects and activities. The role involves working with a range of organisations and partners who support change and improvement for priority populations, equality groups and people experiencing multiple stigma. Empowering people and communities to take action is a central aspect of the role.

See the full job description and specification for the successful candidate.

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Programme Manager (Community and priority Groups)

  • Full time
  • £35,744 – £42,308
  • Glasgow - travel required (Hybrid working initially)
  • Closing 18th March 2022

Are you passionate about ending mental health stigma, discrimination and inequality? If so there are is a great opportunity to join the team at See Me. See Me is the national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination, we are funded by the Scottish Government and managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation. Influencing change is what the programme is all about.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Programme Manager to lead our Communities and Priority Groups team. This team works to empower people with experience of mental ill health to raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems and to take action on stigma. It engages with and supports diverse communities and groups to call out and challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and through working with a range of partners drives forward a programme that influences change to address the stigma experienced by particular groups and communities across Scotland.

You will provide effective leadership and management for the Communities and Priority Groups team and programme of work. Through applying creative and inclusive approaches you will champion a movement for change by mobilising people, communities and groups to act to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination. Through skilled facilitation and partnership working you will guide and support the team, volunteers, policy leads and partners to take forward evidence based approaches addressing the stigma experienced by diverse and seldom heard communities.

See the full job description and specification for the successful candidate.

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Peer Support Practitioner (Fife - SAMS)

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 18th March 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.

As part of the Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy Action 15 and in partnership with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership SAMH have the opportunity to deliver a peer support project. The work within the community project is peer led and has an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.

First responders can also refer individuals to the project Sam’s peer community project was established in April 2019 based in Kirkcaldy. It offers peer support in Kirkcaldy /Dunfermline /Leven areas/Emergency department of Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy. SAMH are recruiting to the posts of bank relief peer support practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey. Bank Relief peer support 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 between the hours of Noon -11pm. SAMS is open 7 days so staff must also be willing to work weekends 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 Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual.

There is an expectation that peer support practitioner will facilitate initial crisis intervention, on going resiliency , 1:1 sessions. 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 practitioner 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 community partners.

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DBI Practitioner - GGC

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,634
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th March 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

Scottish Government has announced an extension to the programme of Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) across Scotland. The extended programme will be available to support people whose mental health has been impacted as a result of the pandemic. SAMH are looking to recruit DBI practitioners to provide a Level 2 DBI service to Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive, problem solving contact with an individual in distress and is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by staff in the mental health hub in NHS 24 and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals via NHS 24. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. The DBI Practitioner role is an exciting and challenging post which makes a real difference to peoples lives. You will use your great communication skills and mature attitude to support people to achieve their identified outcomes. Previous experience and knowledge of supporting people with their mental health would be desirable.

We are looking to recruit 1 very highly motivated individuals to join our small friendly DBI team. DBI practitioners provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out a 14 day intervention to people in distress. The role of the DBI Practitioners is to review the reasons for the individuals distress, and support the person to develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.. The DBI Practitioner will also support the person in distress to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate

  • You will have the skills provide compassionate connected direction and guidance to people referred to the DBI from NHS 24, Police, and Ambulance
  • Support the Team Leader to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing accurate data information and completed distress management plans .
  • Have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies such as Police Scotland, NHS 24, GPS, CMHT, Ambulance Service
  • You will have the skills and knowledge to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the DBI service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

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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 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.

We require a number of people to join our bank relief pool. You should be able to 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.

This role involves flexible shift working, including evening and weekends and waking night shift.

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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 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.

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DBI Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £21,634 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley and Fife
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

Scottish Government has announced an extension to the programme of Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) across Scotland. The extended programme will be available to support people whose mental health has been impacted as a result of the pandemic. SAMH are looking to recruit DBI practitioner to provide a Level 2 DBI service to Forth Valley and Fife.

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive, problem solving contact with an individual in distress and is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by staff in the mental health hub in NHS 24 and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals via NHS 24. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. The DBI Practitioner role is an exciting and challenging post which makes a real difference to peoples lives. You will use your great communication skills and mature attitude to support people to achieve their identified outcomes. Previous experience and knowledge of supporting people with their mental health would be desirable.

We are looking to recruit a very highly motivated individuals to join our small friendly DBI team. DBI practitioner provide support, advice and personal support planning for people referred from front-line services, carrying out a 14 day intervention to people in distress. The role of the DBI Practitioner is to review the reasons for the individuals distress, and support the person to develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities.. The DBI Practitioner will also support the person in distress to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate

  • You will have the skills provide compassionate connected direction and guidance to people referred to the DBI from NHS 24, Police, and Ambulance
  • Support the Team Leader to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing accurate data information and completed distress management plans .
  • Have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies such as Police Scotland, NHS 24, GPS, CMHT, Ambulance Service
  • You will have the skills and knowledge to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the DBI service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided.

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DBI Practitioner – Borders

  • Full time
  • £21,634
  • Borders
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) is a two tiered response approach incorporating Level 1 responses from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and Level 2 supportive interventions which are delivered by SAMH. Within 24 hours of receiving a referral SAMH’s trained staff will respond will provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days to people aged 16 and over who are in distress.

The DBI Practitioner is an exciting and challenging post which makes a real difference to peoples lives. You will use your great communication skills and mature attitude to support people to achieve their identified outcomes. Previous experience and knowledge of supporting people with their mental health would be desirable.

Our core hours are between 10am-6pm but there may be times when you will need to be flexible and work shifts, evenings and weekends. At the moment we operate a blended support model which includes face to face and remote working from home, and you will need access to your own transport as travel across the Scottish Borders is required.

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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DBI Practitioner (3 posts)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,634
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

Scottish Government has announced a further commitment to the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme across Scotland. SAMH are looking to recruit practitioners to join our DBI team in West Dunbartonshire which will support young people aged 16-24

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive, problem solving contact with an individual in distress . DBI level 1 is provided by staff in primary care education and Police Scotland and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals from front line level 1 staff. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. The DBI Practitioner role is an exciting and challenging post which makes a real difference to young peoples lives. You will use your great communication skills, compassion and person centred approach to support young people to achieve their identified outcomes. Previous experience and knowledge of supporting people with their mental health would be desirable.

We are looking to recruit 3 very highly motivated individuals to join our West Dunbartonshire DBI team. DBI practitioners provide support, advice and personal support planning for young people referred from frontline services, carrying out a 14 day intervention to people in distress. The role of the DBI Practitioners is to review the reasons for the individuals distress, and support the person to develop immediate coping strategies and link them into a range of appropriate community services and facilities. The DBI Practitioner will also support the person in distress to develop their Distress Brief Intervention Management Plan and link individuals into a range of appropriate community services and facilities as appropriate

• You will have the skills provide compassionate connected direction and guidance to people referred to the DBI from Primary Care, Education and Police Scotland.

• Support the Team Leader to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing accurate data information and completed distress management plans.

• Have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies such as Primary Care , Education and Police Scotland.

• You will have the skills and knowledge to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the DBI service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.

• You will have experience Working with children and young people and families with complex issues including trauma, mental health and child protection.

Training in Level 2 Distress Brief Intervention, specific to the post, will be provided. Access to a car would be desirable as travel will be required through West Dunbartonshire

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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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,987 – £34,651
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th March 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join SAMH as a Service Manager within our Easterhill and Brisbane Supported Accommodations. Our services provide emotional, social and practical support to individuals , whilst promoting independent living, to tenants with severe and enduring mental health problems. By providing this support it is envisaged that service users experience a quality of life that was perhaps not previously available to them.

We are committed to providing care and support to our service users and are looking for a motivated and resilient Service Manager who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused person centred care and can confidently lead teams within their remit. In this role you will be Registered Manager for the services.

The Service Manager will provide positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

  • Leading and managing teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.
  • Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development
  • Experience establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, SAMH policies and ensuring practice reflects current research findings.
  • Effective and efficient management of all resources.
  • Contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a rotational shift pattern in place with an additional sleepover and on call cover to provide emergency support to tenants. Main hours of working for a Service Manager will be Monday – Friday however post requires flexibility to meet demands of service.

SAMH offers a range of attractive benefits and will fund the relevant SVQ qualification where required to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration and provide a range of ongoing training and development opportunities. We will also reimburse fees related to your registration including your PVG and SSSC joining and annual fees. In addition to 30 days’ annual leave and four public holidays, we offer two additional wellbeing days for you to use on what matters to you. You will also have access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides Information and resources on a range of work, family and personal issues, our Occupation Health Service, Employee Life Cover and Company Pension Scheme

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

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
  • £18,525 – £19,987
  • Newel, Based in Bathgate
  • Closing 2nd March 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

We have a vacancy for experienced support worker 2’s based in West Lothian. 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, and Risk Assessments SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills are essential. Access to your own transport is required. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which will may include weekends, and evenings .

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

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £19,987 pro-rata
  • West Lothian, Bathgate
  • Closing 1st March 2022

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker level 2 based in Bathgate. 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 candidate 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 Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. Access to your own transport and a full driving licence is essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work. Our service currently operates Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm.

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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