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.
The Let’s Talk Children and Young People programme has been developed in direct response to the increasing demand from schools, colleges and youth organisations for specialist support around the mental health of children and young people, and the adults around them. After a successful pilot of the programme as part of the Co-op Partnership’s Explore Phase, the Let’s Talk Children and Young People programme will be expanding into 3 new communities; South Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire and the Islands of Arran and Bute.
SAMH are looking for 3 Let’s Talk Engagement Officers to work in each of the locations to enable communities have open and positive conversations about mental health, a key factor in building resilient communities. The programme aims to raise awareness, tackle stigma and discrimination, alongside better equipping children and young people with the tools and coping mechanisms to support their own and others’ wellbeing.
The Let’s Talk Engagement Officers will work in partnership with schools, colleges and third sector organisations to develop and deliver a series of interactive workshops, training and wellbeing activities and events.
We are looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about supporting young people to make meaningful improvements to their mental health and wellbeing. You will need to demonstrate experience of working with young people and have an in depth knowledge of mental health and wellbeing. With exceptional communication skills and ability to manage own case load, you’ll need to be flexible to respond to the needs of the service, ensuring your practice is of the highest quality at all times.
Applications are welcome from individuals who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form. Due to the locations of the programme, a full drivers licence and access to a vehicle is essential.
About Sustain North Ayrshire
Aberlour have been delivering our Sustain whole family support service within the localities of Kilwinning and Auchenharvie, North Ayrshire since October 2020. We support families with children from the Nursery\P1 transition through to the P7\S1 transition with a focus on early intervention and family wellbeing. We aim to be relationship based, strengths focused, capability building and community connecting.
For Aberlour whole family support begins and ends with families and communities and we aim to help build skills, confidence and belonging as an integral part of family support. We are often involved in supporting work within the wider community and as such we work with a very wide range of voluntary and statutory partners. By building the resilience and capacity of people and communities, families can feel more supported, connected, and confident in sustaining and leading change. This has always been our approach however it has been particularly effective in supporting our response to the pandemic and supporting plans for recovery.
What we are looking for....
We are currently recruiting for a Community Development Practitioner who will work 37.5 hours per week. This post is funded by the Scottish Government’s Community Recovery Fund for 6 months.
Working alongside the North Ayrshire Wellbeing and Recovery College and Raise Your Voice with Ardeer, our project partnership has been designed to help us work and learn together as we strive to support community recovery. Our new Community Development Practitioner will support the shared ambitions of all partners to work towards a holistic and inclusive approach to community recovery, where local people build on their strengths and interests, grow in confidence, learn new skills, make new connections in the community, and have the opportunity to lead and influence change.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.
Support Workers:£9.50 per hour F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual.
Advanced Support Workers:£11.29 per hour- F/T, P/T and Bank/Casual
Locations:Aberchirder, Aberdeen, Alloa, Alva, Banff, Bridge of Earn, Buckie, Denny, Dumfries, Duns, Edinburgh, Fairlie, Falkirk, Fochabers, Fraserburgh, Fraserburgh, Glasgow, Huntly, Inverness, Invergordon, Jedburgh, Langholm, New Deer, Perth, Peterhead, Pitlochry,Portlethen, Portsoy, Thurso, Tullibody, Westhill, West Lothian and Wick.
As a Support Worker with Community Integrated Care you will experience an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling role.
Our Support Workers empower people with support needs to live the lives they want to lead.
We’re looking for candidates who are kind, dedicated and have a passion for people.
As a Support Worker, you will support people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns or dementia with their daily routines.
Prior experience of working in care isn’t always necessary. If you have other skills and experiences that you can bring to this role, we will give you all the support that you need.
You will use the best of your personality and skills every day. From supporting people to enjoy their favourite activities to enabling people to live independently, you will make a real difference.
Are you a Support Worker that is looking to progress in your career? Would you like to gain qualifications, enjoy specialist training, have more responsibility and earn more money? We also recruit for Advanced Support Workers within some complex care services.
You will be joining an award-winning charity. This is an exciting role, where you can change lives for the better and enjoy brilliant experiences.
We’re passionate about developing our own people and this role can lead to other exciting opportunities.
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