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Let’s Connect Officer (Children and Young People)

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

  • Advertised from 28th March 2023
  • 37.5 hrs per week - Term Time; 39 weeks. Fixed term to April 2025.
  • REC1142


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

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon, Monday 24th April 2023

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on 10th and 11th May 2023.

Get In Touch; If you would like more information about this post please contact Lyndsay McDonald Children and Young People Service Manager at or on 07966121147.

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

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

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

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