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Support Worker 2 - Dundee

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

  • Advertised from 17th January 2023
  • Full time and Part time. Contract: Permanent.
  • Ref: REC1021


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

Application notes

Closing date for applications will be 12 noon, Tuesday 31st January 2023

Interviews will take place week commencing 6th February 2023

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for SAMH, please contact: Lindsey McNab, 01382 413140,

To apply please visit:$ORG.REC.EXAPN.WIZ/RECRUIT_EXT?suite=CES&token=82b74939-7c57-4565-94d1-aea638e95aa6

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

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