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 exciting opportunity within SAMH is part of a range of new services set up through investment from the Co-op National Charity Partnership. The Partnership brings together Co-op, SAMH, Mind and Inspire to improve the resilience of communities across the UK by supporting people to improve their own and other’s mental health and wellbeing.
Wellbeing on Wheels, is a peer-led service, offering an informal and socially supportive space for people to access mental health and wellbeing support. After a successful pilot of Wellbeing on Wheels in Fife, we will work in partnership with Stagecoach East to provide this mobile drop-in opportunity across Angus to include Arbroath, Kirriemiur, Brechin and Carnoustie.
The bus situated in the heart of each community will be open to all, providing a ‘hop on-hop off’ opportunity for people to come on board and connect with others, explore mental health, raising awareness and challenging stigma. The Peer Support Practitioner role will support those who have lived experience of mental health problems to positively engage with a range of tools and tactics to allow them to continue to build resilience, self-manage their mental health and live well in their community.
The Peer Support Practitioners will use their own lived experience of mental health recovery to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models, the Peer Support Practitioners will enhance the support provided to the individual and will contribute to the strengthening of local community resilience through signposting to existing community assets and positive activities to help maintain service user’s mental health and wellbeing.
We are looking for individuals with lived experienced of mental health recovery who are passionate about supporting others to make meaningful improvements to their mental health and wellbeing. You will be facilitating 1:1 session, initial interventions and ongoing resilience building, offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs. To be part of the Peer Support Team you will have a flexible and dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support. You will need to demonstrate good communications skills, supporting good working relationships across the team and with all relevant external partners and community organisations.
Peer Support Practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.
Employer: Voluntary Action Angus, 5-7 The Cross, Forfar DD8 1BX
To deliver social prescribing in localities in Angus taking additional responsibility for connecting with wider VAA Locality workers third sector and strategic partner opportunities and connecting GP practices with community based opportunities which help improve wellbeing.
The role will involve supporting personal options and choice for patients to help improve wellbeing , referring patients to comprehensive social care services, taking referrals and ensuring that you target groups and communities most in need and helping them to live a healthier, happier life.
This is a very stimulating role that will allow you to work with a wide range of people such as GP’s Statutory partners such as Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Community Planning Partnership (CPP) and voluntary organisations and will also include patients with:
Personal Qualities and Attributes
Operational Development and Duties
This job description will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances and may include any other duties and responsibilities as may be determined in consultation with the jobholder. It is not intended to be rigid or inflexible but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the individual works.
Please Note: The interview panel reserves the right to enhance desirable criteria at short- listing stage depending on the number of applications received.
Employer: Voluntary Action Angus, 5-7 The Cross, Forfar DD8 1BX
Responsible to: Voluntary Action Angus and Project Working Group
Purposes of the job
Working in Partnership
The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that fall within the nature of the role and responsibilities of the post as detailed above.
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As Housing Care Worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.