Scottish Association for Mental Health
Scottish Association for Mental Health

Charity registered in Scotland SC008897

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.

Current vacancies

Project Facilitator – Let’s Talk

  • Full time
  • £23,893 – £25,440
  • Glasgow (Home Based subject to review)
  • Closing 30th October 2020

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.

Let’s TALK has successfully been delivered in Glasgow , South and North Lanarkshire for several years reaching and supporting a wide range of individuals. There is a now an exciting opportunity through secured funding from GGC for a Facilitator to focus on delivery in the North East of Glasgow.

Let’s TALK is a SAMH community based project challenging mental health stigma and discrimination.. The project will work specifically with grassroots groups in the local community and 3rd Sector staff in service delivery roles in areas of deprivation that have high levels of poor mental health, suicide rates, and large CAMHS waiting lists.

Let’s TALK will deliver pop up gatherings, bespoke training workshops, self-management advice, and Mental Health Community Champions and volunteer training ,enabling communities to have open and positive conversations about mental health, have more awareness of support services available in their communities and tackle stigma and discrimination around mental health. Let’s TALK will take a proactive support by reaching out to groups and individuals rather than expecting them to find it. As the name suggests it wants to get people to be more open to having conversations about mental health. Its aims to enable people to become more confident and knowledgeable on mental health, to develop mental health self-management techniques, to recognise when things might be going wrong for them or someone else and to know what support is available and where to get it.

Let’s Talk will be delivered in accordance with Scottish Government rules and guidance so for the foreseeable future this will mean remote delivery via for example video calls.

Let’s TALK activities will be delivered by the Let’s TALK Project Facilitator and volunteers with lived experience of mental health. The Let’s TALK Project Facilitator will scope, develop and deliver a range of mental health and wellbeing workshops, activities and promotional events within communities and workplace settings in North East Glasgow..

The Let’s TALK Project Facilitator will be an experienced facilitator of training and groups and ideally have experience of leading a group of volunteers. Knowledge of mental health and working in communities would also be an advantage. The Facilitator will manage existing staff within Let’s TALK and also a group of new volunteers therefore must be an excellent leader with strong management skills.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,440 – £33,921
  • Central belt area
  • Closing 6th November 2020

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.

SAMH are committed to providing care and support to people who use our services, and are looking for a Service Manager who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused, person-centred care.

This exciting new role will support implementation of new national projects, including a virtual Psychology Clinic. This service has been funded for front-line staff who been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and you will also provide relief support in our established mental health services across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. You will be responsible and accountable for maintain high quality standards, and be able to adopt a flexible and responsive approach.

As an experienced manager, you will provide positive leadership and management while demonstrating and evidencing the following;

· Leading and managing teams to ensure safe and effective provision of support to those people who use the service through the promotion of outcomes focused person centred approaches.

· Reporting and evaluating of operational service delivery demonstrating delivery and development

· Experience establishing effective partnerships with key stakeholders.

· Compliance with relevant, legislation, contracts and service specifications, SAMH policies and ensuring practice reflects current research findings.

· Effective and efficient management of all resources.

· Contributing to the wider work of SAMH to support the achievement of SAMH strategic objectives.

The working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday; however you may be required to work out with this in line with service needs. There is a requirement to participate on the management on call rota out with working times.

We will expect you to establish strong and sustainable relationships in the community which will increase awareness and engagement of the project and promote building resilience to enable behaviour, culture and community change around stigma and discrimination.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing. Also access to your own transport is essential for this post.

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Senior DBI Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,812
  • Borders
  • Closing 14th October 2019

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

DBI Senior Practitioners provide direction and guidance to a team of DBI practitioners delivering direct DBI support all across the Scottish Borders. The DBI Senior Practitioner will co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with our Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. They will have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies e.g. Police Scotland, NHS Borders and Scottish Ambulance Service.

DBI Senior Practitioners will also provide direct DBI support. They will be required to assess and Co-ordinate referrals as well as, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role they will provide recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. They will also provide direction, development and mentorship for DBI Practitioners.

SVQ 3 level or equivalent in Social Services and Health Care; or relevant appropriate experience is desirable or a willingness to work towards it.

Regular clinical supervision is offered by a clinical psychologist, in addition to SAMH

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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2 x Support Worker 1

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Mount Vernon, Glasgow
  • Closing 11th February 2020

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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit a Support Worker for our Care Home Services based in the Mount Vernon area of Glasgow to provide a variety of practical and emotional support to people who use our services. You will be working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems and complex needs within a Care Home service and in the local community.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes.

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 the post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. Although initially based in the Brisbane Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.

Within the posts on offer there are opportunities for a variety of training, personal and career development.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £18,996
  • Moray
  • Closing 7th February 2020

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.

SAMH provide community based outreach services which are recovery focused in Moray.

As a keyworker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should also have experience of working in the field of mental health or social care. SVQ Level III in care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you can work and may include some evenings and weekends pro rata. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this posts, 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.

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Workplace Trainer

  • Full time
  • £25,654 – £28,102
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th February 2020

SAMH is recruiting to our Workplace team, to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training organisations in supporting their staff.

Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services, together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.

You’ll deliver training in mental health to organisations across all sectors, engaging and inspiring them with our bespoke training products. You’ll also help us develop our materials, making sure they meet the needs of all of our clients.

You’re a highly experienced trainer, able to hold the attention of a room full of busy managers. You’ve developed great training that delivered the right outcomes, and you’re happy to work out of hours and across Scotland.

Benefits

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

· Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)

· 4 days public holidays

· Life cover 1.5 times annual salary

· Learning and development opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme – confidential support should you need it.

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Workplace Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,812 – £23,933
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th February 2020

SAMH is recruiting to our Workplace team, to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training organisations in supporting their staff.

Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services, together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.

Benefits

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

· Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)

· 4 days public holidays

· Life cover 1.5 times annual salary

· Learning and development opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme – confidential support should you need it.

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Workplace / Suicide Prevention Trainer

  • Full time
  • £25,654 – £28,102
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

SAMH is recruiting to our Workplace team, to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training organisations in supporting their staff.

Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others. These services, together with national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, physical activity and sport; inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.

You’ll deliver training in mental health to organisations across all sectors, engaging and inspiring them with our bespoke training products. You’ll also help us develop our materials, making sure they meet the needs of all of our clients.

You’re a highly experienced trainer, able to hold the attention of a room full of busy managers. You’ve developed great training that delivered the right outcomes, and you’re happy to work out of hours and across Scotland.

For an informal chat about this post please call Oxana MacGregor-Gunn on 07711389680.

Benefits

Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

· Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)

· 4 days public holidays

· Life cover 1.5 times annual salary

· Learning and development opportunities

· Employee Assistance Programme – confidential support should you need it.

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Service Manager (Aberdeen)

  • Full time
  • £24,699 – £32,933
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 20th March 2020

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.

SAMH’s George Street Support Service in Aberdeen provides 24/7 specialist support to 6 adults who have severe and enduring mental illnesses and complex needs. Established in the heart of Aberdeen City for over a decade, the service has a widely regarded reputation for excellence in delivering person-centred care based on the fundamental principles of empowerment, self-determination, resilience and hope.

An exciting opportunity is now available for an energetic, passionate and experienced management professional to join our team. We are looking for candidates who possess extensive experience of senior leadership roles and have a sound background in all aspects of successful project delivery and development in a health or social care context. The successful candidate is likely to have experience of being a Registered Manager within a Care At Home and Housing Support Service setting and will possess excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation and regulations, in addition to having extensive experience of supporting people with mental illnesses to progress in their recovery journeys. Exceptional self-management skills are core requirements of the post, as is the ability to create a working environment where innovation and creativity can flourish.

The post holder will predominantly work regular office hours but may on occasion be required to work evenings and weekends. Service Managers also participate in a Management On-Call rota.

The starting salary for this post is shown as a minimum but may be negotiable depending on the successful candidate’s experience, relevant qualifications and added value skill base.

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Support Workers x 4

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £18,996
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service
  • Closing 6th March 2020

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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers across our North Lanarkshire Support Service . As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

These posts will involve flexible working across the North Lanarkshire Area and our offices are based in Airdrie and Motherwell. A variety of shift patterns including day shifts, backshifts and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,550 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service
  • Closing 6th March 2020

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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit a part time Support Worker across our North Lanarkshire Support Service . As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

This post will involve flexible working across the North Lanarkshire Area and our offices are based in Airdrie and Motherwell. A variety of shift patterns including day shifts, backshifts and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Admin Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service
  • Closing 6th March 2020

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.

We are looking for an administrative assistant to support our service in North Lanarkshire. This post offers an exciting opportunity for an individual who has experience of working in a busy office environment. You will assist with the implementation and delivery of effective administration support to the Team Leader and service staff. In addition to excellent computing skills you must have strong communication, interpersonal and administration skills together with the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative. Sound knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook are essential and experience of working in a care setting would be desirable.

A Disclosure 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.

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Bank Relief Practitioner

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Dundee Care at Home
  • Closing 9th March 2020

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.

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

There is the opportunity to carry out 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.

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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • Dundee Care at Home
  • Closing 9th March 2020

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

The Senior Practitioner will play an important part in establishing ongoing relationships between staff and service users.

The Senior practitioner will;

• Provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

• Work with service users to define their own action plans and coordinate, evaluate and review this support

• Provide practice supervision and mentorship to Practitioner staff within the team.

• Be responsible for the Co-ordination, assessments, monitoring and review for individuals using the service,

• Act as the key contact and develop positive relationships with individuals, families, multi-agency teams and communities.

As the 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.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

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Senior Project Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • Fife – Glenrothes
  • Closing 13th March 2020

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.

Growing Auchmuty is an exciting project funded by Big Lottery for 3 years (2018 – 2021). SAMH are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic person to provide direction and guidance to local residents and community based organisations, to develop beautiful green spaces to benefit all in the community of Auchmuty.

The postholder will facilitatelocal groups across neighbourhoods empowering themto effect lasting positive change resulting from funded activities specialising in therapeutic horticulture delivery. Building on the strengths and assets that currently exist within these neighbourhoods, the postholder will harness the local talent of residents; increase the social connectedness of individuals, groups and organisation to support increased confidence of local people to take positive action.

The Senior Project Co-ordinator will co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the progress of this project as well as providing practice supervision and mentorship to Project Volunteers. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will adoptsocial inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop relationshipswith other organisations and agencies within the community to increase opportunities for individuals. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will facilitate engagement events, group sessions and providesupport to enable local people who use the service to achieve their identified outcomes

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Practitioners - Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy

  • Full time
  • £17,550
  • Fife: Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 20th March 2020

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.

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities 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 and weekends and may also include sleepovers and on-calls you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

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Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £23,893 – £26,424
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 26th March 2020

In this exciting role you will support local people to connect with their community and overcome life’s challenges. Link Practitioners are based in GP practices across Aberdeen City. We work with local communities and colleagues both within and beyond the practice to support people to live better and have healthier lives.

Aberdeen Links aims to reduce pressures on mainstream primary and community care services by meeting a need for joined up support across the Health and Social Care Partnership.

As a Link Practitioner embedded in the community, local GP practices and the Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership locality you will:

  • support people with issues they are experiencing, to identify and manage issues and barriers that affect their ability to live well and help them to talk about what really matters to them,
  • offer non-clinical support to people, enabling them to set their own personal goals, and with your knowledge of what is happening in the local area, and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships help people access all their local community has to offer.
  • improve people’s health, wellbeing and personal resilience by supporting them to link more closely with opportunities in their community.

We are looking for talented and highly experienced people who are passionate about a person centred approach to supporting people to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their health and wellbeing.

You will be experienced in working with adults with a wide range of additional support needs, with exceptional communication skills and be able to effectively manage your own case load. Although this is not a mental health specific service, you will understand the varying needs of people with mental health problems and be experienced in providing support that empowers people to progress in their recovery journey, at times of poor mental health, at times of crisis and distress. You’ll also need to be flexible in responding to the demands of the service and ensure at all times that your practice and work is of the highest quality.

This role is predominantly based on regular office hours when working from GP practices, however the Aberdeen Links Service is also available at Police Scotland’s Custody Suite at Kittybrewster and as such, occasional evening, night and weekend working may be required on a rota basis for those Practitioners assigned to the custody suite.

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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Specialist

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, North Ayrshire
  • Closing 23rd March 2020

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.

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has been successful in securing additional contracts to deliver the internationally recognised Individual Placement and Support model (IPS), which supports people with severe and enduring mental health problems or addictions to secure and sustain meaningful employment. We are looking to increase our existing team of IPS Employment Specialists and currently have opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Glasgow
  • North Lanarkshire
  • North Ayrshire

Predominantly providing employability support, you will be working collaboratively with a number of community mental health/addictions services and must be able to demonstrate experience of joined up partnership working. You will also able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health/addiction services and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, however full IPS training will be provided. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate, develop and inspire individuals to develop their self-confidence and realise their aspirations. You will be a self-starter, thrive in a multi-agency setting and have an appetite to promote this innovative approach.

As these posts will involve travel across the designated area a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Community Directions service, Calton, Glasgow
  • Closing 25th March 2020

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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Community Directions service based in the Calton area of Glasgow. Community Directions provides medium to long term social care and housing support to men and women aged 18+ with a history of alcohol/substance misuse and complex needs, who are homeless (or at risk of becoming homeless) and who have expressed the view that they will, or are likely to continue to, misuse alcohol/substance often to what is considered to be dangerous levels.

You will provide practical and emotional support and assist service users in daily living and social skills to enable them to sustain their tenancy. The service promotes independent living and supports service users identify goals and aspirations to maximise quality of life and recovery. You will help to encourage and support individuals to re/engage with other agencies such as health and addictions services, and education and employment agencies. The service operates, 365 days a year.

As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. Applicants must be flexible in the hours they are available to work.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. 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.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,077 – £19,566
  • Edinburgh Support Service, Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th March 2020

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.

We have a vacancy for a support worker 2 in our Edinburgh Support Service. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, a minimum of two years experience required. You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable. You will be working within a small team of support worker, and are expected to work as a team but must also be comfortable working alone. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which includes weekends, and evenings.

Applications are welcome from people 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

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Top job! Head of HR (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £49,691 – £54,593
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd May 2020

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.

Hunter Adams are delighted to be partnering with SAMH to find a Head of Human Resources to join them in their Glasgow office on a fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave for up to 13 months. The role will form part of the senior management team and you lead in three core areas of Strategy, Project work and BAU. You will be managing a team of seven HR professionals who will support you and the organisation in projects and BAU.

BAU work includes:

  • Leadership support across all matters of Core HR and Employee Relations
  • Reporting around HR to the Senior Team and Trustees of SAMH
  • Regulatory compliance in line with the Care Inspectorate and SSSC guidelines as well as general legal compliance
  • Leadership and development of the HR team
  • Chair of health and safety governance

Project work includes:

  • Evaluation, enhancement and supporting HR Business Partners with delivery of Organisational Development Plan
  • Project manage implementation of a new HR and Payroll system in Autumn 2020
  • Wellbeing of staff (in general and also in light of the developing circumstances around Covid-19)
  • Enhancing learning and development, following implementation of new learning management system in early 2020

Strategy/Leadership Work includes:

  • Updating and enhancing policy, procedures and response to Covid-19, as part of business continuity team
  • Helping SAMH through a period of transition including a new strategy, new HR system, enhancement of the L&D function and the Digital Strategy
  • Advising the senior team and Trustees around changes in regulation that will affect SAMH and their workforce.
  • Working closely with senior colleagues on operational management, business development and performance monitoring

What We Are Looking For

You will be an experienced HR Manager or Director who has strong people management skills and demonstrable knowledge across all areas of HR. Specific skills useful for this role are

  • Good exposure to a wide range Employee Relations issues and their resolution
  • Experience of project managing, implementing, troubleshooting and training on new HR systems
  • A strong demonstrable interest in Employee Wellbeing, particularly in relation to mental health inside the workplace
  • Experience of working with Senior Members of staff
  • Exposure to a highly regulated environment and ability to translate those regulations into HR policy (desirable)
  • A commercial mindset to ensure that HR policies and procedures enhance all of the activities that SAMH are involved in.
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Resilience Coach

  • Full time or Part time or Flexible
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 5th June 2020

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems on their recovery journey. The resilience coaching led services also support those with Autism.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.

As SAMH embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems on their recovery journey. The resilience coaching led services also support those with Autism.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.

As SAMH embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566 pro-rata
  • West Lothian, Bathgate
  • Closing 22nd June 2020

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.

We have vacancies for experienced support workers 2’s based in Bathgate. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. Access to your own transport is required. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which may include weekends, and evenings.

0Applications are welcome from people 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

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £25,440 – £33,921
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 7th July 2020

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.

SAMH’s George Street Support Service in Aberdeen provides 24/7 specialist support to 6 adults who have severe and enduring mental illnesses and complex needs. Established in the heart of Aberdeen City for over a decade, the service has a widely regarded reputation for excellence in delivering person-centred care based on the fundamental principles of empowerment, self-determination, resilience and hope.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

An exciting opportunity is now available for an energetic, passionate and experienced management professional to join our team. We are looking for candidates who possess extensive experience of senior leadership roles and have a sound background in all aspects of successful project delivery and development in a health or social care context. The successful candidate is likely to have experience of being a Registered Manager within a Care At Home and Housing Support Service setting and will possess excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation and regulations, in addition to having extensive experience of supporting people with mental illnesses to progress in their recovery journeys. Exceptional self-management skills are core requirements of the post, as is the ability to create a working environment where innovation and creativity can flourish.

The post holder will predominantly work regular office hours but may on occasion be required to work evenings and weekends. Service Managers also participate in a Management On-Call rota.

The starting salary for this post is £25,440 but may be negotiable depending on the successful candidate’s experience, relevant qualifications and added value skill base.

If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. Interested candidates are welcome to contact Cliff Watt, Community Business Manager for an informal discussion on 01224 643569

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required. Registration with the SSSC is a mandatory requirement for this post. Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

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Senior Project Coordinator (Fife – Glenrothes)

  • Full time
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Fife – Glenrothes
  • Closing 3rd July 2020

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.

Growing Auchmuty is an exciting project funded by Big Lottery for 3 years (2018 – 2021). SAMH are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic person to provide direction and guidance to local residents and community based organisations, to develop beautiful green spaces to benefit all in the community of Auchmuty.

The postholder will facilitate local groups across neighbourhoods empowering them to effect lasting positive change resulting from funded activities specialising in therapeutic horticulture delivery. Building on the strengths and assets that currently exist within these neighbourhoods, the postholder will harness the local talent of residents; increase the social connectedness of individuals, groups and organisation to support increased confidence of local people to take positive action.

The Senior Project Coordinator will coordinate, monitor and evaluate the progress of this project as well as providing practice supervision and mentorship to Project Volunteers. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will adopt social inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop relationships with other organisations and agencies within the community to increase opportunities for individuals. The Senior Project Co-ordinator will facilitate engagement events, group sessions and provide support to enable local people who use the service to achieve their identified outcomes.

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Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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 has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

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.

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Dundee Care at Home Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Dundee
  • Closing 7th July 2020

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.

SAMH has a well established reputation for delivering excellent support to people with mental health problems throughout Dundee. As part of our continued growth in the city, we are working within a purpose built specialist supported accommodation project in the heart of the city. We are seeking outstanding and motivated people to deliver the service and provide support to people with enduring mental illnesses and complex needs to regain their independence and improve their self-resilience and self-management skills.

The Senior Practitioner will play an important part in establishing ongoing relationships between staff and service users.

The Senior practitioner will :

  • provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals in the accommodation to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Work with service users to define their own action plans and coordinate, evaluate and review this support
  • provide practice supervision and mentorship to Practitioner staff within the team.
  • be responsible for the Co-ordination, assessments, monitoring and review for individuals using the service,
  • act as the key contact and develop positive relationships with individuals, families, multi-agency teams and communities.

As the 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.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.

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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2020

For Scotland’s Mental Health

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.

Redhall is a mental health service based in an award winning walled garden/six acre estate in Edinburgh. In a beautiful outdoor setting we promote recovery from mental ill health through therapeutic horticulture including organic gardening, conservation and team working. We also offer training in IT.

We are looking for a dedicated peer worker to run group sessions at Redhall and out-with to facilitate sessions such as WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) And Tools for Living etc.

You will be required to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service including some evening and weekend working.

Applications are welcome from people 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

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Contract Compliance Adviser

  • Part time
  • £19,089 – £21,178 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th July 2020

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.

As a key member of the National Employment Team, you will work closely with the management team to ensure compliance with contractors’ systems. This includes audits of databases and files and ensuring corrective action is taken as required. You will also train and advise colleagues on the use of reporting systems and provide full administrative support for the Team.

You will be based in Glasgow providing support for national and varied contracts. You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. Experience of using Word, Excel and databases is essential. You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience of working with DWP or voluntary organisations is desirable.

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Team Leader - Edinburgh Support Service

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2020

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Edinburgh Support Service for a Team Leader based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people in the community and their own homes, supporting individuals to realize their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life. The Team Leader will provide direction and guidance to a team of support workers delivering direct support across Edinburgh. The Team Leader will coordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Support Workers, and have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multi disciplinary agencies.

The Team Leader will also provide direct support when required. You will be required to Co-ordinate referrals, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role you will ensure that support workers provided recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. You will also provide direction, development and mentorship for support staff .

We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm, passion and experience to deliver the fantastic service that SAMH is known for. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have relevant Health and Social Care Qualifications Level 4 or be willing to undertake this and experience of working in mental health field. And have experience of being a registered manager as this will be a requirement for this post. This role will occasionally require you to work evenings and weekends, as well as participating in on-call duties. If you're looking for a new challenge and want to develop your already strong skills, then this is the role for you.

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Support Worker 2 - Edinburgh Support Service

  • Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2020

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Edinburgh Support Service for Support Worker 2’s based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people in the community and their own homes, supporting individuals to realize their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life.

As a support worker you will establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services who have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills.

You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental and have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multi disciplinary agencies. You will also have experience working as a key worker for a minimum of two years and be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

You will be working within a small team of support workers, and are expected to work as a team but must also be comfortable working alone. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which includes weekends, and evenings.

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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.

The Physical Activity Behavioural Change Development Worker will play a key role in the delivery and development of SAMH’s partnership with Scottish Sports Futures in the delivery of the Wellbeing Project. The purpose of this role is to develop the skills needed to deliver Scottish Sports future and SAMH programme to disadvantaged young people across Scotland. Scottish Sports Futures targets those young people most at risk where and when they are most at risk, focusing on neighbourhoods that suffer from acute youth disorder and anti-social behaviour.

This role will specifically support the development, design and the delivery of the Wellbeing Project in partnership with Scottish Sports Futures. The role will support the training and development of staff and key stakeholders within the programme to deliver a range of life skills based on behaviour change and mental health and wellbeing approaches to improve the wellbeing and resilience to young people (aged 11-15 and 15-18 using every day, non-complex language.

The role will support identified communities to encourage and develop person-centred behaviour change intervention services that is responsive to the needs of those participating in the Scottish Sports Futures and SAMH programme, through one-to-one support and facilitating group sessions.

Applications are welcome from people 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

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Senior DBI Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,466
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 20th July 2020

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is being piloted in 4 areas of Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Borders DBI Service for a Senior Practitioner based in the Galashiels area of the Scottish Border, to join our small and friendly Team. As a DBI Senior Practitioner you will provide direction and guidance to a team of DBI practitioners delivering direct DBI support all across the Scottish Borders. The DBI Senior Practitioner will support the Service Manager to co-ordinate, evaluate and review this support while providing mentorship to Practitioners and liaise with our Psychologist partner to support clinical supervision. They will have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multiple partner agencies e.g. Police Scotland, NHS Borders and Scottish Ambulance Service

The Senior Practitioner will also provide direct support when required. You will be required to Co-ordinate referrals, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales. As part of the role you will ensure that DBI practitioners provided a compassionate and value based response to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making. You will also support the Service Manager to provide direction, development and mentorship for DBI staff.

We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm, passion and experience to deliver the fantastic service that SAMH is known for. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have relevant Health and Social Care Qualifications Level 3 or be willing to undertake this and experience of working in mental health field. This role will occasionally require you to work evenings and weekends,. If you're looking for a new challenge and want to develop your already strong skills, then this is the role for you.

SVQ 3 level or equivalent in Social Services and Health Care; or relevant appropriate experience is desirable or a willingness to work towards it.

Regular clinical supervision is offered by a clinical psychologist, in addition to SAMH

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Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • Whins Of Milton, Stirling
  • Closing 3rd August 2020

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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Worker 2’s in our Whins of Milton Service in Stirling. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

As the post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends and sleepovers, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. he post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving license and access to your own transport is required.

Within the post on offer there are opportunities for a variety of training, personal and career development.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 10th August 2020

SAMH is looking for up to three Trustees to join its board. We’re at an exciting moment in the SAMH journey, as we take the time this year to develop our next strategy to make a lasting difference for people experiencing mental health problems.

We are particularly keen to hear from people across Scotland who will bring different perspectives and skills to SAMH. Some of the areas the board would like to increase its expertise include: innovation, commercial, finance, therapeutic delivery, children and young people and public policy.

Positive changes have taken place in recent years, and we have seen an increase in the prominence given to mental health; but significant challenges remain - none more so than those challenges presented by the worldwide pandemic Covid-19.

Our Trustees play an enormously valuable role in helping us towards our vision and mission. If you share our passion for this cause and want to bring about a positive and lasting impact on Scotland’s mental health, we would love to hear from you.

This is a voluntary position, non-remunerated (out-of-pocket expenses paid). SAMH is committed to equality and diversity throughout our organisation and at this time we would like to encourage applications from women, people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, disabled people and young people.

A PVG check will apply to this role.

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Practitioners (Fife - Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy)

  • Full time
  • £18,135
  • Fife - Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 6th August 2020

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.

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities 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 and weekends and may also include sleepovers and on-calls you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Team Leader (DBI) Inverclyde

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Home based (subject to review)
  • Closing 8th September 2020

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.

SAMH are currently looking to recruit a motivated and energetic Team Leader who will thrive working in a fast paced and dynamic service, supporting local people within the Inverclyde area.

A Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) is a time limited and supportive service for an individual experiencing distress and is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by staff within Primary Care and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by SAMH via the Primary Care referrals. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of the referral and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

The Team Leader will provide direct DBI support and manage a small team while maintaining high quality standards. As an experienced people manager or team leader, you will provide positive leadership and management while demonstrating and achieving the following:

· Assess and Co-ordinate referrals, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service. Ensuring referrals are managed and responded to appropriately, and that follow-up actions are progressed as required and within agreed timescales.

· Provide recovery based practical and emotional support to people referred to the service and to signpost to various resources, opportunities and activities within communities to promote choice and informed decision making.

· Provide direction, practice and performance management, development and mentorship for DBI Practioners.

· Monitor and report outcomes and be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation

· Sharing good practice and developing joint protocols and processes and associated information materials with DBI Partners.

· Establish effective and positive working relationships within the community, stakeholders and partners to support the delivery of the service.

· Protect vulnerable groups and individuals from abuse in accordance with SAMH’s safeguarding framework.

· Will work autonomously, managing own workload, appointments, diary.

· Will ensure contractual and regulatory compliance.

· Will ensure delegated budgets operate within organisational monitoring and reporting arrangements.

· Will ensure own personal and professional development in line with objectives and key results areas of job description.

The working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday; however you may be required to work out with this in line with service needs. There is a requirement to participate in the management on-call rota out with working times.

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions. However knowledge of local resources, support and services within Inverclyde is vital in the delivery of this service and are an essential part of this role.

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies, behaviour and skills listed in the role profile and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of delivering outcomes for vulnerable adults; and knowledge and experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to people and support them to achieve outcomes at a difficult time in their lives. You must be able demonstrate excellent communication skills with a mature and compassionate attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm and be fully committed to your own reflective practice.

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DBI Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,178
  • Greater Glasgow & Clyde (Based at home initially)
  • Closing 7th August 2020

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.

Distress Brief intervention (DBI) is an innovative service that is currently being delivered throughout Scotland and aims to provide short term compassionate support to adults experiencing distress.

DBI is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership staff (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) who refer into Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by SAMH. DBI level 2 will be provided by trained staff within SAMH who would contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate community problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

Due to the expansion of the service there is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our Greater Glasgow & Clyde team. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. 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 the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post is currently home based, subject to review.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Gateways - Greenock
  • Closing 28th August 2020

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.

We are looking for an administrative assistant to support our Gateways service in Inverclyde.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an individual who has experience of working in a busy office environment.

You will assist with the implementation and delivery of effective administration support to service management and service staff.

In addition to excellent computing skills you must have strong communication, interpersonal and administration skills together with the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative. Sound knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, Power point, Access and Outlook are essential and experience of working in a care setting would be desirable.

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Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,893 – £26,424
  • West Scotland (and specifically around Helensburgh and Kilmarnock).
  • Closing 9th September 2020

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 children, young people and adults 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.

Your Mind Matters

Wellbeing Worker (Ref: N834), Fixed Term for 2 years

£23,893 – £26,424 per annum, 37.5 hours per week

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions, with review. However knowledge of local resources, support and services is vital in the delivery of this service. The post will involve travel across various locations, once restrictions are lifted, so a full driving licence is essential.

The “Your Minds Matters” Project aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Armed Forces Children and Young People (AFCYP), including both serving and veteran families within West Scotland (and specifically around Helensburgh and Kilmarnock).

The Wellbeing Worker will work collaboratively with children, young people, staff, parents/carers and community stakeholders to develop and deliver a diverse programme of activity with support programmes, peer programmes, workshops/trainings, signposting and events, tailored to meet the needs of the AFCYP groups.

This is a joint project being led by RCET (Royal Caledonian Education Trust), Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, and SAMH, with funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. The project will also involve joint working with a Digital Participation Worker (employed by RCET).

This will involve the development of a AFCYP Digital Wellbeing Tool and this will be developed by a Digital Participation Worker, with some support from the Wellbeing Worker. The Wellbeing Worker will also work alongside sessional workers in project delivery.

The working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday; but occasional evening and weekend work will also be required.

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Support Workers (North Lanarkshire Support Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service, Airdrie & Motherwell
  • Closing 3rd September 2020

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

NORTH LANARKSHIRE SUPPORT SERVICE

SUPPORT WORKERS (Ref: N836), FTC until 30/6/21

£18,135 - £19,566 (pro rata), FT & PT

SAMH is currently looking to recruit a Full Time & Part Time Support Workers across our North Lanarkshire Support Service . As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

This post will involve flexible working across the North Lanarkshire Area and our offices are based in Airdrie and Motherwell. A variety of shift patterns including day shifts, backshifts and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Peer Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Fife – Kirkcaldy & Dunfermline
  • Closing 4th September 2020

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.

In partnership with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a peer support project. The work within the community project is peer led and has an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.

Sam’s peer community project was established in April 2019 based in Kirkcaldy and now the pilot has been extended to include a Dunfermline based project.

SAMH are recruiting to the posts of peer support practitioners. This is an exciting role for people with a lived experience of mental health issues and own recovery journey.

Peer support practitioners will offer a proactive approach, working with people in communities of diversity and will have a strong people focussed values base. Peer practitioners are role models of recovery and will have responsibility for working in a professional manner that values this asset. This is no 9-5 role and therefore we are looking to employ people who are able to work between the hours of 2pm-11pm. Opening days will be Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and staff will cover these days on a rotational basis.

Peer Support Practitioners will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual.

There is an expectation that peer support practitioners will facilitate initial crisis intervention, on going resiliency , 1:1 sessions as well as group work. Offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs. There is an expectation the peer support team will have a flexible , dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support.

Peer support practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines. The role will include working professionally with statutory & voluntary partners including 1st responders & out of hours mental health team as well as fostering /maintaining good working relationship with the community.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th September 2020

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker 2 based in the Leith Area of Edinburgh. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which may include weekends, and evenings.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Community and Events Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,046 – £39,595
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh (Home working at the moment)
  • Closing 14th September 2020

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 is an exciting time to join SAMH, with a growing brand and a new and exciting organisational strategy to reach more people of all ages who experience mental health problems. After several years of successful fundraising, we are continuing to invest in our core team to make that vision a reality.

The Community and Events Fundraising Manager is a central role within the fundraising management team, contributing to the successful delivery of our ambitious fundraising strategy. You will lead on developing and delivering strategic plans to generate significant income, identify and maximise long-term relationships and build a sustainable fundraising revenue.

At SAMH people are our biggest asset and, through their dedication, skills, compassion and resilience, we are proud to provide recovery focused support and help to a record number of people across Scotland. Join us and be part of Scotland’s mental health charity.

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Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,440 – £28,945
  • Glasgow (Edinburgh would be considered) – Home working at the moment
  • Closing 14th September 2020

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.

Do you want to deliver exciting, creative and inspiring corporate partnerships with notable businesses?

Do you want to contribute to furthering and maximising SAMH’s fundraising potential?

Do you want to join an ambitious, motivated and highly successful fundraising team?

Mental health is becoming an increasingly compelling cause to support in corporate Scotland. This last financial year has seen SAMH secure the three biggest corporate partnerships in the organisation’s history. Our impressive portfolio of partners continues to grow as does our credentials in delivering outstanding partnerships.

The role of Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join SAMH’s Corporate Partnership team and contribute to this successful and thriving income stream.

The successful candidate will account manage mutually beneficial partnerships, build strong long lasting relationships with corporate supporters and achieve and exceed income generation targets.

At SAMH people are our biggest asset and, through their dedication, skills, compassion and resilience, we are proud to provide recovery focused support and help to a record number of people across Scotland. Join us and be part of Scotland’s mental health charity.

Our ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, target driven, ambitious fundraiser who wants to be part of a team committed to making a difference for Scotland’s mental health.

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Training Officer (Respectme)

  • Part time
  • £26,424 – £28,945 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th September 2020

In existence 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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service aims to contribute to a fair, just and inclusive Scotland where young people can live free from bullying.

We wish to appoint a Training Officer in a new role to join our team at an exciting time. We are evolving our training programme in order to extend our reach, meet requirements for online learning, better meet the needs of diverse audiences, and improve impact.

The successful candidate will be required to build on the strengths of our current programme and ensure growth supports best practice.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills with a strong understanding of the drivers of best learning and development. You will have a passion for developing, delivering and evaluating engaging and dynamic learning experiences and be able to inspire others. You will have relevant experience in training and development - ideally using face to face and also digital platforms.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Support Worker (Level 2)

  • Full time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • Bathgate, West Lothian
  • Closing 14th September 2020

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

We have a vacancy for an experienced support worker level 2 based in Bathgate. As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. Access to your own transport is required. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which may include weekends, and evenings.

Applications are welcome from people 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

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £23,152 – £26,424
  • Gateways - Greenock, Inverclyde
  • Closing 11th September 2020

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 is an exciting opportunity to work within Inverclyde’s Gateways Services. The Gateways Services focuses on recovery and the principles of social inclusion and promotes active citizenship . The services supports, enables and facilitates people with mental health issues to access a range of community resources and services, to develop their community connections, build and sustain natural support networks and to develop or improve their self- resilience and self-management skills.

The Team Leader will;

· Lead and develop the staff team to achieve positive outcomes for the people that access the services.

· Work in conjunction with the Service Manager to develop an annual development plan as part of the continuous improvement framework.

· Deliver on specific service objectives agreed with Inverclyde’s Health ad Social Care Partnership

· Have a sound knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Integration agenda and the contributions that the third sector brings.

· Have experience working in the field of mental health and wellbeing, and have necessary skills to work across the sector with internal with external stakeholders and partners

To be successful in this post you will meet the essential criteria, core competencies, behaviour and skills listed in the role profile. You will also be expected to participate in a management on call rota. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to join an experienced team to make positive changes to peoples’ lives in Inverclyde

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Administrative Assistant (DBI)

  • Full time
  • £18,135
  • Home Based (subject to review)
  • Closing 11th September 2020

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.

Due to further expansion and development of the DBI (Distress Brief Intervention) services across Greater Glasgow & Clyde , Fife & Forth Valley and Inverclyde, SAMH are looking to recruit a motivated & efficient Administrative Assistant.

A Distress Brief Intervention is a time limited and supportive problem solving contact with an individual in distress and is a two-level approach. DBI level 1 is provided by staff within Primary Care and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained staff within SAMH who receive referrals via NHS24/ Primary Care from people experiencing distress. The DBI Practitioner will contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide compassionate, problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for a wide range of administrative and office support activities across the services working within a fast paced environment to ensure systems are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner. This will include provision of direct administrative support for line management across services , supporting the administration of referrals that come to the service and the timely completion of any financial elements of the contracts delivered by the team. There will also be a high reporting element to the role providing detailed statistics to the national DBI team.

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions, subject to ongoing review.

This is a opportunity to work in a team making a difference to people by supporting them to achieve identified outcomes during a difficult period in their lives. This role is fast paced and responsive therefore a great opportunity for an individual who is highly motivated and enjoys learning. You will be able to demonstrate effective communication and organisational skills and previous administration experience working with Microsoft Word and Excel to an intermediate or advanced level is essential.

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Social Movement Development Manager – Suicide Prevention

  • Full time
  • £35,878 – £39,595
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow (Home working at the moment)
  • Closing 21st September 2020

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.

Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Action Plan sets out a new approach to preventing suicide; it is led by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG). An important part of delivering this new approach is building a social movement of people with a shared belief in preventing suicide.

gov.scot/publications/scotlands-suicide-prevention-action-plan-life-matters

On behalf of the NSPLG and Scottish Government, we are looking for a Social Movement Development Manager who will be responsible for establishing and managing activity to build a people powered movement using campaigns and communications, community organising, peer networks and wider change approaches.

The Social Movement Development Manager will be a key ambassador for suicide prevention work in Scotland. This will include developing key partnerships and relationships with a range of national, regional and local stakeholders. Building a social movement led by people with a range of experiences is a powerful catalyst for change that will inspire all of us to believe that we could benefit from being more aware, confident and equipped.

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Support Worker 1 - ARBD Southside Response

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd September 2020

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.

These services support people who have been diagnosed with ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage). The successful candidates should be able to establish supportive relationships with service users and offer them practical and emotional support. They will be able to demonstrate a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice.

Some knowledge and experience of working with ARBD and the complexity this can have on service users would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given.

Your duties will be the same as our Support Workers in demonstrating a solution focused approach to their work and a commitment to developing good team work practice.

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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Glenrothes & Dysart
  • Closing 21st September 2020

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.

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

The Senior Practitioners will play an important part in the service delivery for people using the service and the development of the service.

The Senior practitioners will :

  • provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
  • work with service users to define their own support plans and coordinate, evaluate and review this support
  • provide practice supervision and mentorship to Practitioner staff within the team.
  • be responsible for the Co-ordination, referral, assessments, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service,
  • act as the key contact and develop positive relationships with individuals, families, multi-agency teams and communities.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to work towards SVQ3.

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Support Worker 1 - Easterhill Supported Accommodation Service

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Tollcross, Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd September 2020

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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Easterhill Services based in the Tollcross area of Glasgow to provide a variety of practical and emotional support to people who use our services.

You will be working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems and complex needs within a Care Home service and in the local community.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes.

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 the posts will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. Although initially based in the Easterhill Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.

Within the posts on offer there are opportunities for a variety of training, personal and career development.

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Workplace Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,466 – £24,651
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd September 2020

The Workplace team supports this work through delivering training to organisations both big and small, helping them learn how to support the mental health of their staff.

Reporting to the Workplace Service Manager, you’ll be responsible for the smooth, effective and efficient co-ordination and administration of all aspects of a large scale Workplace training contract. You’ll provide a professional, customer focussed information and response service to our Workplace clients.

You are an experienced and qualified coordinator/administrator, dedicated to providing a great customer experience. Your communication skills are exemplary, and you’re used to managing a busy and variable workload.

Benefits;

- Staff wellbeing is a priority at SAMH

- As well as promoting a healthy work-life balance, we offer the following:

- Annual leave 30 days (under 5 years service); 33 days (over 5 years service)

- 4 days public holidays

- Life cover 1.5 times annual salary

- Learning and development opportunities

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Employment Solutions Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,630 – £33,921
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2020

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.

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. An opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.

Working as a member of the management team you will drive the delivery and performance SAMH employment solutions services, programmes and contracts. You will manage a staff team across Scotland and will be responsible for contract compliance, performance management, designated budgetary and financial matters and health and safety. You will also be responsible for liaising with contractors and partners and providing reports and management information on a regular basis.

You will have experience of working to tight deadlines in a target driven environment and of working/liaising with employers. Although based in the above stated locations the post involves travel across Scotland therefore a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact Oxana MacGregor-Gunn on 07711 389680

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Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,178
  • Home based
  • Closing 1st October 2020

Service: Time for You

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

The ‘Time for You’ project brings SAMH, Living Life to the Full Ltd. (LLTTF) and Glasgow Caledonian University together to provide three tiers of instantly accessible mental health support (self-help, supported self-help and psychological support) to those who have been at the frontline since lockdown started in March. Keyworkers have worked tirelessly, in extremely challenging working situations, and many will have struggled with stress and high levels of anxiety about their own safety, the safety of their families and the safety of the people they supported. Now, we feel it is vital that we offer the chance for Key Workers to take some time back to care for themselves.

Time for You will provide support to up to 4000 keyworkers, for example, those working in health, social care, food supply and public transport, to better enable them to recover from the significant pressures they will have experienced since lockdown and to develop coping strategies that will better enable them to self-manage their mental health and remain in their crucial roles. As well as benefitting people’s mental health, this service will bring huge societal benefits in terms of health and the economy by helping to keep keyworkers in their roles as Scotland seeks to recover and rebuild.

As a Wellbeing Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting people as they work through their chosen modules of Living Life to the Full. The support you provide will range from short wellbeing check-ins and progress reports to 60-minute sessions of 1:1 coaching, using the Cognitive Behavioural Approaches of Living Life to the Full.

As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will be home based during the current government restrictions and support will be delivered via Video Call, Telephone, Text and/or Email.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. 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 essential.

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Practitioner (2 posts)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135
  • Dundee Care at Home service
  • Closing 5th October 2020

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.

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Suicide Prevention Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,424 – £28,945 pro-rata
  • North East Area, Scotland( Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire & Moray)
  • Closing 6th October 2020

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.

The Suicide Prevention programme in the North East of Scotland aims to reduce stigma and increase awareness and knowledge of suicide throughout Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Building on and expanding the work already being undertaken in the area, the Development Officer role will be key in engaging local communities, businesses and services to improve and review suicide prevention practices. Development and delivery of Suicide Prevention training and support of local groups and initiatives.

As part of the National Programme for Suicide Prevention SAMH are looking for a Suicide Prevention Development Officer to provide much needed support, information and advice to people affected by suicide.

The right candidate will have experience of using their knowledge and skills to help prevent suicide. You will be comfortable in mapping community needs, identifying current provision and service gaps and feedback to local stakeholders and offering support to local steering groups and organisations with suicide prevention practices.

Experienced in engagement with a variety of different communities in both rural and urban settings to support local priorities and target groups. Engagement with schools, colleges and universities to increase suicide prevention knowledge amongst staff and students.

Ability to react to disruption caused by Covid-19 and be aware of social and emotional impact following virus impact. An awareness of the impact of the changeable job market, changes in tourism, shopping habits, drug and alcohol usage and social distancing has on wellbeing and engage with services and communities as the country transitions out of period of lockdown and support those communities in developing suicide safer practices.

An experienced and natural trainer who can design, coordinate and facilitate suicide prevention awareness raising sessions, workshops and trainings to individual groups.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 14th October 2020

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.

SAMH Glenlora Service are looking for a support worker to be part of an innovative service which makes a positive impact on the lives of the people who use the service.

As a Support Worker, you will carry key-worker responsibility for a number of service users, some of whom will require individual support. This will involve supporting people to develop outcome-focused action plans, carrying out assessments and reviews and contributing to the facilitation and development of therapeutic groups

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire service users to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations.

You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems. The post involves evening work which is covered on a rota basis.

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Children & Young People Connect Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,893 – £26,424
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th October 2020

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

The Connect Project aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people, families and school staff within a Glasgow City locality, and through a “whole school” approach.

It aims to increase knowledge and awareness of mental health, to remove stigma and discrimination and break down barriers to receiving help; as well as building the capacity of those interacting with children and young people to confidently have mental health conversations and deliver support when it is needed.

The Connect Coordinator will work collaboratively with children, young people, staff, parents/ carers and community stakeholders to develop and deliver a diverse programme of activity with support programmes, peer and volunteer programmes, workshops/trainings, signposting and events, tailored to meet the needs of the different groups.

The project will have a particular emphasis on supporting transitions for children and young people, as they move from primary to secondary school.

The Connect Co-ordinator will be predominantly based within schools, with some home working during the current government restrictions, which will be reviewed.

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.

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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £19,566 – £21,775
  • Fife – Glenrothes & Dysart
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

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.

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

The Senior Practitioners will play an important part in the service delivery for people using the service and the development of the service.

The Senior practitioners will :

  • provide direction and guidance to a team of Practitioners supporting individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Work with service users to define their own support plans and coordinate, evaluate and review this support
  • provide practice supervision and mentorship to Practitioner staff within the team.
  • be responsible for the Co-ordination, referral, assessments, monitoring, review and exit processes for individuals using the service,

act as the key contact and develop positive relationships with individuals, families, multi-agency teams and communities.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a SVQ3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to work towards SVQ3.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £18,135
  • Fife – Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 23rd October 2020

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.

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities 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 sleepovers, evening and weekends and on-calls. You will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

Applications are welcome from people 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.

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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.

Let’s Talk Children and Young People 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.

The Let’s Talk Children and Young People programme shall respond to enquiries in the south of Glasgow and organise and facilitate mental health assemblies, workshops, pop up gatherings and other events.

In addition, the Let’s Talk Children and Young People programme will pilot a suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support focus for a specific community, within Glasgow south, where a number of young people have recently taken their own lives. We shall partner locally and strategically to not only support the community in recovery from suicide but to help them become more resilient and promote suicide prevention.

Let’s Talk Children and Young People programme will enable communities to have open and positive conversations about mental health, have more awareness of support services available in their communities and tackle stigma and discrimination around mental health.

The Let’s Talk will involve work within schools, colleges and youth organisation. There shall also be home working during the current government restrictions, which will be reviewed.

Evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

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.

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