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Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • The Gatehouse, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie KW10 6SS (Flexible working options will be considered.)
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

  • Advertised from 17th March 2023
  • 15 hours per week (working days will be discussed and agreed)


We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Sutherland. This role is intended to be permanent following a successful probation period.

You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes having responsible for one to one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the Centre staff, your colleagues across the Highland Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the Mental Health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities, which benefit the individual, and the charity and we are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.


Professional development including funded opportunities.

A generous 37 days’ holiday.

A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

Cycle to Work Scheme

Blue Light Discount Card

Application notes

To apply please go to our Breath HR Portal

Closing date: Monday 3rd April 2023.

Interviews will be held on Friday 14th April 2023 and may be held via video call software. If you are shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with guidance on how to access the interview.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.