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.
At Dundee Care at Home service, Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/consequences and make an informed choice based on this.
You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.
As this post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening, weekends, waking night shift and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.
A post has arisen for an experienced Money Adviser within Brooksbank’s busy Debt & Benefits Advice Service. The project is funded by Dundee City Council through the Scottish Government Dundee Partnership.
We offer a starting salary of £ 24408 per annum and a pension with an employer’s contribution of 8%.
We are looking for an articulate individual who has a good working knowledge of the welfare benefit system and is able to advise on complex money and debt issues.
You should have an enthusiastic, committed and positive approach, and be flexible, with good oral and written communication skills. You should have excellent time management skills as you will be required to manage your own caseload while working as part of a team.
You will have a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience in welfare rights or debt advice, and be able to work within a complex legislative system. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
We will also require a basic disclosure check from the successful candidate.
Working within our Mental Health Engagement and Involvement Programme, you will support adults who are in recovery from problematic alcohol and / or drug use to contribute to peer recovery in their communities, volunteering placements, and employment.
You will have a good working knowledge of issues relating to mental health and substance use, and be committed to supporting peer recovery.
We are looking for a confident, flexible and creative team player, who is experienced in supporting adults to overcome multiple barriers to employment.
You will be required to join the PVG scheme.
This post is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not re-apply.