As our Community Mental Health Practitioner, you will work in partnership with the Carrick Academy and Girvan Academy school communities in South Ayrshire, with an outward facing priority towards community collaboration ensuring that the young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support, high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.
This is a new role which is embedded within the local community, as such the successful candidate will be highly motivated and flexible, to help develop an innovate service across Carrick and Girvan community in collaboration with the schools and our staff in those schools. A key part of this role will be identifying and building effective links with the local community, including statutory and third sector partners, who work with young people in the area. Evening work and travel to both school communities, is expected.
You will receive referrals from our community partners, undertake clinical work with young people and possibly provide Place2Be services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager, and school based Mental Health Practitioners within each school. This work may take place in a school or community setting during business hours. Input to community groups will take place in evenings.
You'll ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service, by undertaking clinical assessments and formulations, identifying and delivering appropriate clinical interventions for young people, establishing positive, active and effective relationships with the school and community partners and Place2Be management team and actively participating in staff meetings to share best practice and develop clinical thinking, knowledge and learning.
The successful candidate:
Will have a recognised counselling or therapy qualification with substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. Most important of all is your approach; we are an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work so we're looking for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
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.
An exciting, unique and rewarding opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic individual to join We Are With You as a Development Coordinator. The successful candidate will lead the development of a person-centred continuity of care-based model of long term residential rehabilitation provision for residents of South Ayrshire, in line with the agreed strategic ambition of South Ayrshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP), and in line with the National Drugs Mission
The successful candidate will:
What we’re looking for
We are looking to attract an enthusiastic Individual that has experience of working within the drug and alcohol field and has previous experience of strategic development, project management and partnership working.
The ideal candidate will:
This job is subject to a PVG check.
This is a fixed term post to 31st March 2023 and is full time at 37.5 hours per week.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st team in the Carrick Family Wellbeing Service. The service offers community based, child centred family wellbeing support across the Carrick locality of Girvan, Maybole and the surrounding villages.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and committed to engaging with communities to co-ordinate and oversee the operational delivery of the Girvan Food Pantry. This will include recruitment, induction, training, and support of volunteers.
The successful candidate will carry out an important role to create a sustainable, holistic service to meet the needs of the community through community engagement and active participation from the planning stage through to implementation and growth of the Food Pantry.
If you are passionate about connecting with people and communities, we are keen to hear from you.
This is a fixed term, part-time role of 17.5 hours per week, funded initially for 6 months.
Children 1ST is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Carrick Family Wellbeing Service providing support to children, young people, and their families in the Carrick Communities of South Ayrshire.
We are looking to recruit a childcare support worker to work alongside the team to provide care, support and play activities to children aged 0-5 in a nurturing childcare service environment and to provide support to parents and carers.
If you have experience of working in a childcare/ early years setting and have an SVQ Level 3/HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Early Years or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then we want to hear from you.
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.