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

Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £22,478 – £25,654
  • Based at Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings, Grangemouth
  • Closing 29th March 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.

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. As part of our package of Employability products, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support:-

Working closely with a number of Community Mental Health Teams, you will work with people using mental health services, employers and professional networks to secure employment for people with severe and enduring mental health problems.

You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of best practice in mental health provision and/or in the provision of employability and employment services. A working knowledge of IPS in particular would be an advantage, but 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 this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

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

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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • Moray
  • Closing 27th March 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.

SAMH provide community based residential and 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 are available to work, which includes weekends, late evenings and nights. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.

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Peer Support Practitioners

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Moray
  • Closing 27th March 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.

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

The Peer Support Practitioner 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. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Personal lived experience of mental ill-health is essential. A full driving licence and access to own transport is preferable.

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Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £22,478 – £25,654 pro-rata
  • Moray
  • Closing 10th April 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.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our service in Moray for a Team Leader role. This post would be a valuable development opportunity to work in a busy and dynamic supported accommodation service which supports vulnerable adults who have had significant experience of homelessness issues, chaotic lifestyle and substance misuse problems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges faced by people who have experienced past trauma and barriers to their ability to engage effectively with services. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

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DBI Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,996 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 25th January 2019

For Scotland’s Mental Health

DBI is a two tiered response; a Level 1 response from frontline partnership agencies (A&E, Primary Care, Police Scotland & Scottish Ambulance Service) and a 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 we are looking for a part time DBI Practitioner in our Borders Service. 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. The requirement for this post is a minimum of 2 years of experience working or volunteering in the field of mental health. The office is based in Galashiels but staff will cover the whole Borders area.

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 will include travel across the Scottish Borders, so access to your own transport is essential.

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Support Worker Level 2

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £18,996 pro-rata
  • Ledmore Supported Accommodation, Glasgow
  • Closing 25th January 2019

Ledmore Supported Accommodation is based in the West of Glasgow, providing practical and emotional support to 8 adults with mental health problems. People using our service have access to staff 24 hours a day, offering support with daily living and social inclusion.

The successful candidates should be able to establish therapeutic relationships with service users who have mental health issues and offer them emotional and practical support to gain independent living skills. Also, should have the ability to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude, with excellent listening and communication skills. Experience of working in the field of mental health or social care is desirable.

You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. You will help to encourage and support individuals to engage/re-engage with other agencies such as health, education and employment agencies.

Previous experience of working in a Support Worker role is desirable as is the possession of an SVQ level 2 in health/Social care or equivalent or the willingness to undertake this.

The project operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is a rotational shift pattern in place with an additional sleepover and on call cover to provide emergency support to tenants. There is a staff team support workers and one on site service manager.

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Senior Receptionist

  • Full time
  • £18,533 – £19,508
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th January 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join SAMH as a professional receptionist in a dynamic, reactive and varied role. We are looking for a full time Senior Receptionist who will be the first point of contact for all visitors, callers, and members of the public to SAMH’s head office in Glasgow. This post offers an exciting opportunity for individuals who have experience of working in a busy office environment. You will maintain the reception area to project a business like approach, provide a high level proactive reception service and answer general enquiries related to SAMH and its services, whilst delivering excellent customer service at all times, and also deputise in the Reception Manager’s absence.

As the first point of contact for a mental health charity, you will provide a positive, supportive and empathetic response to people who could be distressed, or experiencing a crisis with their mental health, when contacting us by phone, email or in person, therefore ASIST training will be provided if not already achieved. Experience of working on a helpline is desirable.

You should possess an SVQ in a relative subject, eg Customer Care Skills, Administration or equivalent; or a minimum of two years experience in a customer facing role. You must have excellent skills in Word, Outlook and Excel. You should be able to work autonomously and be capable of being flexible and decisive, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, whilst having a high level of organisational skills.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Priesthill and Govan, Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2019

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Engage Services based in the Priesthill and Govan 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, addiction issues, history of homelessness and complex needs within a Care at Home service within 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.

Role involves; - Team working - 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, and on-calls, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work and must have the availability to work on rota as required. Although initially based in the Engage Muirshiel Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.

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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow Care Homes – various areas
  • Closing 11th February 2019

We are expanding our bank relief team to cover our Care Home services around the Glasgow area and are keen to invite applications from experienced support workers to join our team. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable, SSSC registration for care home/care at home services essential

Your duties will be the same as our Support Workers in providing emotional and practical support to people with a range of support needs.

As a Bank Relief worker you can be phoned and offered shifts throughout the week, including evenings and weekends, where advance notice will be given.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,063 – £18,996
  • Engage Glenlora, Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 15th February 2019

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.

Shifts: Early shift 1 = 8am-4pm, Early Shift = 9am-5pm, Backshift = 1:15pm-9:15pm & Sleepovers 1:15pm to11pm – 8am-2:15pm. Day to day on-call rota - 5pm to 9am.

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Facilitator - Tools for Living

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th February 2019

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.

SAMH Tools for Living™ is a personal development programme - a range of workshops, designed to help individuals in their journey to healthier lives and employment. Tools for Living™ aims to help people develop their knowledge, confidence and skills in a variety of areas, by creating opportunities to get together with others to:

· Hear about successful approaches (self-management)

· Learn from each other (peer support)

· Be energised to make positive changes (recovery)

SAMH’s Tools for Living™ is built on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It also harnesses a range of social care, psychological leadership and employment theories such as person centered planning tools, change theory, personal motivation and reverse career planning. It consists of 21 workshops arranged into 3 distinct programmes.

This is the most challenging and rewarding job you may ever apply for. The positive impact you can make on peoples’ lives will be down to the quality of support you provide as well as knowing your work will positively improve the lives’ of your customers and the wider community.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as a Tutor, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed customers to develop personal skills. They will each require different support so you’ll be doing a job that’s varied, challenging and genuinely rewarding.

Whatever your experience, we need people with an open-minded, determined attitude who can motivate and inspire both themselves and their customers to succeed. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative without the day to day presence of line management and one of your strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving license and access to your own transport is essential.

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Employment Specialist (bank)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th February 2019

This is the most challenging and rewarding job you may ever apply for. The positive impact you can make on peoples’ lives will be down to the quality of support you provide as well as knowing your work will positively improve the lives’ of your customers and the wider community.

The role of the SAMH Senior Employment Advisor has its challenges and opportunities for you and the people you will support into employment. You are expected to deliver very high standards and performance targets in an environment where everyone wants the best for the customer.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as an Employment Specialist, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed customers to find lasting jobs. They will each require different support so you’ll be doing a job that’s varied, challenging and genuinely rewarding.

Whatever your experience, we need people with an open-minded, determined attitude who can motivate and inspire both themselves and their customers to succeed. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative without the day to day presence of line management and one of your strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel across various locations a full driving license and access to your own transport is essential.

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Senior DBI Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,812
  • Borders
  • Closing 26th February 2019

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.

Borders

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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Primary Care Link Worker - Expeerience Counts

  • Full time
  • £18,996 – £21,141
  • Airdrie
  • Closing 26th February 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.

SAMH’s Peer Support Service introduces a new approach to working with people living in North Lanarkshire experiencing and recovering from mental health issues; focusing on individuals’ recovery through self-management and accessing naturally occurring resources in their communities.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Primary Care Link Worker within the Airdrie locality, working closely with the Peer Support Workers to support service users to develop their community networks to promote new skills, confidence and relationships

The Primary Care Link Worker will utilise social inclusion and community mapping approaches to develop links and relationship with other agencies within the community and create opportunities for individuals. This Post requires you to work autonomously within a variety of GP practices and requires Resilience and Self Management skills.

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 Support Workers - Expeerience Counts

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required
  • Closing 26th February 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.

Expeerience Counts, North Lanarkshire

SAMH’s Peer Support Service introduces a new approach to working with people living in North Lanarkshire experiencing and recovering from mental health issues; focusing on individuals’ recovery through self-management and accessing naturally occurring resources in their communities.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Worker, with appropriate skills experience and motivation who have their own lived experience of mental health issues and personal recovery.

The central aspect of the Peer Support Workers’ role will be developing effective and mutually empowering relationships with individuals. The relationship which will be negotiated by both parties will have a clearly stated focus and reason. Peer Support Workers will share their personal experiences in an intentional and professional way to empower individuals, instil confidence, trust and hope. Facilitated Group Work will also form a central aspect of the Peer Support Service. You will be required to support service users to self manage their mental health. As this post will involve travel across various locations access to your own transport is desirable.

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 Development Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,996 – £21,812 pro-rata
  • Fife – Linton Lane Community Centre
  • Closing 1st March 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.

In partnership with Fife HSCP SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a one year project. The work within the community café will be peer led and will have an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.

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

Peer community 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 2pm-10pm . Opening days will be Wednesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday and staff will cover these days on a rotational basis.

The Peer Development Practitioner 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 development practitioner 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 development 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 Linton Lane community centre and the various partners associated with the centre. Peer development practitioner will provide regular support and supervision to peer and volunteer practitioners.

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Peer Support Practitioners x 4

  • Part time
  • £17,063 pro-rata
  • Fife – Linton Lane Community Centre
  • Closing 1st March 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.

In partnership with Fife HSCP SAMH have the opportunity to pilot a one year project. The work within the community café will be peer led and will have an assets based approach to supporting people who are presenting as identifying as being in crisis.

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

Peer community 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 2pm-10pm . Opening days will be Wednesday/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 Linton Lane community centre and the various partners associated with the centre.

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Employment Specialist Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £22,478 – £25,654 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 22nd March 2019

This is the most challenging and rewarding job you may ever apply for. The positive impact you can make on peoples’ lives will be down to the quality of support you provide as well as knowing your work will positively improve the lives of your participants and the wider community.

The role of the SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator has its challenges and opportunities for you and the people you will support into employment. You are expected to deliver very high standards and performance targets in an environment where everyone wants the best for the participant.

Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experience. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as a SAMH Employment Specialist Facilitator, you’ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed participants to find lasting jobs. They will each require different support so you’ll be doing a job that’s varied, challenging and genuinely rewarding.

Whatever your experience, we need people with an open-minded, determined attitude who can motivate and inspire both themselves and their participants to succeed. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative without the day-to-day presence of line management and one of your key strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.

As this post will involve travel throughout Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire, a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

You’ll be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package. You can find out more about the work of the National Employment Team on our website.

People often tell us it’s the best job they’ve ever had.

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