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Senior Support Worker for Thrive Welcome Team

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Edinburgh. Mainly office based with some travel across the city (On site)
  • Closing 6th May 2024

  • Advertised from 22nd April 2024
  • 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Grade: Level 1, Point 6.


About the Role

Are you an experienced mental health worker interested in working for an award-winning Scottish charity?

Change Mental Health have a vacancy in the Thrive Welcome Team in the Southeast locality of Edinburgh.

This is a varied and rewarding role in a multi-disciplinary team which offers short-term person-centred support to people in the locality. The Senior Support Workers help people to identify what is important to them and the steps they can take to manage their mental health and wellbeing. The workers also connect people into community services, treatment options and self-management resources as appropriate.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference to the lives of people in the city and who can work in close partnership with statutory and voluntary partners, using an asset-based approach. The successful candidate will be adept at helping people to identify their personal outcomes, and they will be able to quickly build collaborative working relationships with individuals from varied backgrounds.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to assist people to develop their own recovery plans, whilst assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team.

As this is a senior post with a great deal of responsibility, you should have a SVQ 3 or equivalent and a track record of managing a caseload and meeting administrative deadlines with minimal supervision. This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate checks.

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 people of Edinburgh and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!


• 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 visit our website

To contact us about the role email

Interviews: 14th May 2024

Closing date: 6th May 2024 at midday