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

Top job! Head of Communications and Public Affairs

  • Full time
  • £50,760 – £55,767
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th August 2021

SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. We’re here for your mental health and wellbeing providing local mental health support and always accessible information. We listen to what matters in each local community, and campaign nationally for the changes that make the big and little differences in life. Now more than ever, we need to make change happen.

At a time when mental health has never been more to the forefront of individual and social conscience, the Head of Communications and Public Affairs role is a key appointment for SAMH. We are Scotland’s national mental health charity with a trusted and powerful brand and a core mission to reach even more people of all ages who experience mental health problems.

The Head of Communications and Public Affairs will have a central role in shaping future communication and influencing strategies in support of our new strategic directions and ambitions. You will bring leadership and expertise across the full spectrum of communication disciplines with a passion for driving change and developing strategies designed to persuade, change minds and provoke action.

You will ensure effective engagement with people who experience mental health problems in order to inspire change and help make the biggest improvements in prevention, early intervention and recovery. If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances, we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

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Workplace Trainer

  • Full time
  • £26,993 – £29,568
  • Scotland
  • Closing 6th August 2021

Due to continuous growth in our workplace wellbeing area, SAMH are now recruiting to our Workplace team to help us improve Scotland’s mental health by training and building capacity in organisations to enable them to effectively supporting their staff needs around mental health and wellbeing.

Around since 1923, SAMH operates over 50 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 and wellbeing to various organisations in order to inspire them and to support them to establish and sustain a culture of positive mental health in the workplace 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 should be a highly experienced trainer, with good knowledge of mental health, able to deliver training face to face and on line and hold the attention of a group of busy people! You are confident to use technology, organised and flexible. You’ve developed great training that delivers the right outcomes, and you’re happy to deliver training to all levels of staff and management. Come and join us.

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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Dundee Care at Home Practitioners

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 10th August 2021

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 new 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.

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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Resilience Coach (Across Aberdeenshire)

  • Full time
  • £19,987 – £22,243
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 6th August 2021

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 autistic individuals.

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 continues on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to develop and deliver these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 8 elements of our peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience. Although this role will be working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main location will be in central Aberdeenshire with a focus on the central and north areas.

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. A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle are a requirement for the post.

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Peer Support Practitioners

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Greenock, Inverclyde
  • Closing 9th August 2021

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.

This exciting opportunity within SAMH is part of a range of new services set up through investment from the Co-op National Charity Partnership. The Partnership brings together Co-op, SAMH, Mind and Inspire to improve the resilience of communities across the UK by supporting people to improve their own and other’s mental health and wellbeing.

SAMS Café Greenock, is a peer led secondary prevention service, offering an informal and socially supportive space for people to access mental health and wellbeing support. It will be opened to all, supporting those who have lived experience of mental health problems to positively engage with a range of activities and workshops based around the 5 ways to wellbeing. Service users will be able to consider wellbeing plans, engage with tools and tactics to allow them to continue to build resilience, self-manage their mental health and live well in their community.

The Peer Support Practitioners will use their own lived experience of mental health to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models, the Peer Support Practitioners will enhance the support provided to the individual and will contribute to the strengthening of local community resilience through signposting to existing community assets and positive activities to help maintain service user’s mental health and wellbeing.

We are looking for individuals with lived experienced of mental health who are passionate about supporting others to make meaningful improvements to their mental health and wellbeing. You will be facilitating 1:1 sessions, initial interventions, ongoing resilience building, with occasional group work, offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs. To be part of the Peer Support Team you will have a flexible and dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support. You will need to demonstrate good communications skills, supporting good working relationships across the team and with all relevant external partners and community organisations.

Peer Support Practitioners will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.

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Peer Development Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £19,987 – £22,243 pro-rata
  • Greenock, Inverclyde
  • Closing 9th August 2021

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.

This exciting opportunity within SAMH is part of a range of new services set up through investment from the Co-op National Charity Partnership. The Partnership brings together Co-op, SAMH, Mind and Inspire to improve the resilience of communities across the UK by supporting people to improve their own and other’s mental health and wellbeing.

SAMS Café Greenock, is a peer led secondary prevention service, offering an informal and socially supportive space for people to access mental health and wellbeing support. It will be opened to all, supporting those who have lived experience of mental health problems to positively engage with a range of activities and workshops based around the 5 ways to wellbeing. Service users will be able to consider wellbeing plans, engage with tools and tactics to allow them to continue to build resilience, self-manage their mental health and live well in their community.

The Peer Development Practitioner will use their own lived experience of mental health to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models, the Peer Development Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual and will contribute to the strengthening of local community resilience through signposting to existing community assets and positive activities to help maintain service user’s mental health and wellbeing.

The Peer Development Practitioner will work closely with a Team Leader to provide line management support and group supervision to Peer Support Practitioners, to facilitate opportunities to promote meaning and purpose in personal development, and develop and implement person centred support that is peer led in ways which are effective, efficient and of the highest quality.

We are looking for an individual with lived experienced of mental health who is passionate about supporting others to make meaningful improvements to their mental health and wellbeing. You will be facilitating 1:1 sessions to include, initial interventions, ongoing resilience building, with occasional group work, offering support that is tailored to individuals expressed needs.

As a skilled communicator with the ability to motivate others, you will lead the Peer Support Team to have a flexible and dynamic approach that ensures all attendees receive a consistent high quality of support. You will demonstrate a professional approach, whilst maintaining good working relationships with external partners and community organisations to better respond to the mental health and wellbeing needs of those we support.

Peer Development Practitioner will be role modelling recovery within SAMH values and guidelines. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.

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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.

Chrysalis is a mental health service based in an award winning community garden in Dundee. In a beautiful outdoor setting we promote recovery from mental ill health through therapeutic horticulture including organic gardening, conservation and team working. There is a strong group work emphasis, staff work with the people attending our service to develop and maintain the garden, which is open to the public. Duties also include supporting our service users with their personal development plans.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic and practical individual to join our small team. Applicants should :

  • Have experience in horticulture and of supporting people in an outdoor setting.
  • be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability, creativity and enthusiasm.
  • have experience and a good understanding of working with mental health issues.

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

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Community & Events Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,181 – £29,568
  • Glasgow (Interim home working)
  • Closing 12th August 2021

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.

Are you an enthusiastic and innovative Community & Events Fundraiser looking to join an ambitious, motivated and highly successful fundraising team?

As Community & Events Fundraiser, you will maximise income to meet or exceed income targets through the development of excellent local relationships, creating opportunities to give, and positioning SAMH as the charity of choice within the community.

Our ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, target driven, ambitious, and will have all the essential skills and passion to help us achieve our aim of inspiring everyone in Scotland who cares about mental health to support our activities.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £23,650 – £26,993
  • Edinburgh Support Service
  • Closing 5th August 2021

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

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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.

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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Children & Young People Team Trainer

  • Full time
  • £26,993 – £28,726
  • Office base either Edinburgh or Glasgow (some home working will be required)
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

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, amongst 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.

Responding to training requests the Trainer (Children and Young People) will assist in the development and delivery of mental health workshops, trainings and information sessions to children, young people, school/college, other youth organisation staff and parents/carers.

These trainings and workshops will increase emotional literacy, build knowledge and understanding around mental health and wellbeing; increase self care skills and build the capacity of adults, around the child, to feel confident and competent when having mental health conversations.

Evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th August 2021

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.

Glasgow Personalisation covers all of Glasgow and its main office is based at 19 Waterloo Street, Glasgow; providing practical and emotional support to adults with mental health problems. People using our service have access to staff daily, 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, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is a staff team support workers and one team leader and one on-site service manager. Staff are also required as part of work force flexibility to provide support to other services within the Greater Glasgow area as and when required.

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Primary Care Link Practitioner (Aberdeen Links)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,407 – £26,993
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 19th August 2021

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 will be required on a rota basis.

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Support Worker 2 (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £19,987
  • Community Directions service, Calton, Glasgow
  • Closing 11th August 2021

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.

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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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Motherwell – although travel throughout North Lanarkshire will be required.
  • Closing 25th March 2021

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

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 and experience of using social media platforms is essential. 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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IPS Team Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,945 pro-rata
  • Glasgow (Initially home based)
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

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 within our National Employment IPS (Individual Placement and Support) team’. Your experience in leading, managing and developing teams will enable you to lead, direct and support our IPS team.

This role is responsible for all aspects of people management including staff development, wellbeing and performance management. You’ll also work closely with our Contract Manager to support the team to ensure successful delivery of the service, meeting contractual and budget requirements. Your experience in mental health service and/or employability/welfare to work sector means you will have a strong understanding of the delivery requirements of the team. The Team Manager will directly report to the Head of Employment

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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 23rd March 2021

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 opportunities available to join our bank relief pool in our Care at Home and Housing Support service in Inverclyde, to provide individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs, mental health, addictions and including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage).

As a Bank Relief employee your duties will include; providing direct emotional and practical support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living and to promote and enable independence, be recovery focussed, based on the principles of social inclusion. You will have a commitment to person centred approaches and enable individuals to achieve their outcomes.

The role can be challenging and rewarding at the same time and you will need good communication skills, patience, resilience, self-awareness and compassion. You should enjoy working with people, be enthusiastic and flexible in your approach which enables service to be delivered around the unique preferences, strengths and needs of the person.

It is desirable to have knowledge of mental health issues and an understand of the barriers and challenges this may present for people to successfully engage and sustain activities in their community. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with complex needs is desirable but not essential, as there is a range of learning and development tools provided within the role.

A variety of working hours will be available Monday to Sunday, between 9am and 5pm including working pattern of 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • NEWEL, Bathgate
  • Closing 23rd March 2021

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 experienced support worker 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, and Risk Assessments SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills are essential. Access to your own transport is required. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which will include weekends, and evenings and occasionally spilt shifts to meet the needs to Service Users, you may also be asked to work in other services within SAMH, including services in Edinburgh and West Lothian.

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
  • Leith
  • Closing 5th April 2021

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 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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Practitioner - Fife

  • Full time
  • £18,135
  • Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 31st March 2021

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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DBI Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,178
  • Home Based (subject to review)
  • Closing 31st March 2021

SAMH are looking to recruit DBI practitioners to provide a Level 2 DBI service to Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Inverclyde In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced an extension to the programme of Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) across Scotland. The extended programme will be available to support people whose mental health has been impacted as a result of the pandemic.

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 in the mental health hub in NHS 24 and involves a compassionate response, signposting and offer of referral to a DBI level 2 service.

DBI level 2 is provided by trained SAMH staff who receive referrals via NHS 24. 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 position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings and weekends, and you will be required to be flexible in the hours you are available. As this secondment may be part time, any remaining contracted hours would be fulfilled in your current substantive post. Consideration will be given if your current service can accommodate this arrangement and would require your line manager’s support.

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions, however knowledge of local resources, support and service is vital in the delivery of this service. You will be provided with Level 2 DBI training. You will also be provided with a laptop and smart phone to allow you to work remotely.

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 and compassionate attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is essential.

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Physical Activity Partnership & Development Co-ordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,152
  • Home based during COVID-19 restrictions and then Edinburgh or Glasgow with travel across Scotland once restrictions are lifted
  • Closing 15th April 2021

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 Partnership & Development Co-ordinator will play a key role in the delivery and development of SAMH’s partnership with sportscotland to develop and deliver learning and development sessions which aim to increase knowledge and awareness of mental health, to remove stigma and discrimination and support Physical Activity & Sport communities in their understanding of the impact of physical activity and sport on our mental health and wellbeing. The Co-ordinator will help to build capacity across the sportscotland staff, active school coordinators, sport governing bodies and those interacting with groups of various ages, genders, and needs, including children and young people, to support engagement and participation levels within Physical Activity & Sport community.

The Development Co-ordinator will work collaboratively with staff, and key stakeholders to develop and deliver a diverse training programme in line with identified outcomes, tailored to meet the needs of the different groups. The programme will have a particular emphasis on supporting key sportscotland staff and key stakeholders to support their understanding of mental health and wellbeing and how this relates within a physical activity and sports context.

The role will also focus on opportunities to develop new mental health and physical activity models to showcase the positive role of physical activity and sport on our mental health. The Coordinator will also develop robust monitoring and evaluation processes, in partnership with the Physical Activity & Sport Development Manager and sportscotland.

The Development Co-ordinator will be based within SAMH main offices, either Edinburgh or Glasgow once COVID- 19 restrictions are lifted.

We are looking for someone who can share their knowledge and passion about the positive impact of physical activity and sport on mental health and wellbeing with others in a professional, adaptable and positive way. You will be a self-starter, enjoy building new relationships and have an energetic approach to promoting the programme.

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Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £24,407 – £27,875 pro-rata
  • South Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 28th April 2021

MyLifeDynamic

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to help people with mental health problems and autism strengthen their self-resilience.

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 continue on this exciting pathway, we are seeking a flexible, enthusiastic and qualified Counsellor to work with individuals and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

As a key member of The Listening Project service in Aberdeenshire you will recruit, train, develop and support a team of Listening Volunteers to deliver a confidential listening service.

As an experienced Counsellor in time limited, confidential counselling you will ensure that we utilise solutions focussed counselling to directly support people accessing the service with complex needs.

Although this role may include working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main focus of work will be concentrated within the south of the area. Ability to work evenings and weekends in a requirement of this post. A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle are also a requirement for the post.

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Peer Support Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525
  • Fife – Kirkcaldy/ Dunfermline /Leven
  • Closing 21st April 2021

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.

As part of the Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy Action 15 and 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. First responders can also refer individuals to the project . Sam’s peer community project was established in April 2019 based in Kirkcaldy. It will now offer peer support in Kirkcaldy /Dunfermline /Leven areas.

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 Noon -11pm. SAMS is open 7 days so staff must also be willing to work weekend 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.

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Edinburgh Thrive Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,875 – £31,289
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st April 2021

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

Thrive Edinburgh is about thinking big and thinking differently. We should have big ambitions and long-term strategic aims when it comes to mental health. We have made it our goal to promote mental health and protect our citizens’ resiliency, self-esteem, family strength and joy and reduce the toll of mental illness on individuals, our communities and our city.

This is an exciting new role to support three SAMH services and implement the new Edinburgh Thrive approach within SAMH. You will be responsible and accountable for maintain high quality standards across Edinburgh Support Services, Redhall Walled Gardens and SAMH staff within the South West Welcome Team.

We are committed to providing care and support to our service users and are looking for a Service Manager who is equally dedicated to the provision of outcome focused person centred care.

As an experienced manager, you will provide positive leadership and management whilst 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.

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Facilitation Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,252 – £19,987
  • Gateways Services - Inverclyde
  • Closing 10th May 2021

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 recruiting for an enthusiastic and motivated Facilitation Worker for our Gateways Service based in Inverclyde.

The Gateways Service is recovery focussed and based on the principles of social inclusion. The services facilitates and enables people using the service to access existing community resources and services to re engage and develop their own community connections, build and sustain naturally occurring support networks. The service enables people to build upon and improve their confidence and self esteem, and assists with the development of self-management and resilience skills.

You will be working with people on an individual or group basis. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference by facilitating support and approaches that enables people to achieve their own outcomes. You must be an effective communicator, highly motivated and have the ability to work with a level of autonomy.

It is desirable you will have knowledge of mental health issues and an understanding of the barriers and challenges this may present for people to successfully engage and sustain activities in their community.

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Support Worker 2 - Glasgow Youth Service

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £19,987
  • Office based in Priesthill, working throughout Glasgow City
  • Closing 21st May 2021

SAMH is currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic, driven Support Worker for the Glasgow Youth Service, which is a city wide housing support service providing a variety of practical and emotional support to young people who use the service.

You will be working with people between 16 - 24 years of age who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, often with experience of trauma and complex issues. Your role will be to support young people to secure tenancies and make the transition into independent living, achieving tenancy sustainment and positive social inclusion within their communities, in conjunction with health and social care professionals. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference by facilitating support and approaches that enables people to achieve their own outcomes. You must be an effective communicator, highly motivated and the ability to work with a level of autonomy.

The role will involve lone working therefore applicants must also demonstrate excellent time management and efficient diary planning skills.

The service mainly operates Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm however there will be some evening and weekend work required to meet the needs of the people using the service.

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Business Support Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,950 – £25,987
  • Glasgow (Initially working from home)
  • Closing 21st May 2021

See Me is Scotland’s national programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. Our vision is of a fairer and more inclusive Scotland, free from mental health stigma and discrimination.

Leading anti-stigma work since 2002, See Me started out as a campaign to challenge attitudes around mental illness, before adapting to become a multi layered programme focusing on system, culture and behaviour change. Funded by the Scottish Government, we are guided by people with lived experience and managed by the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Mental Health Foundation.

See Me has an exciting opportunity for a pro-active and highly organised person to support the effective and efficient delivery of our programme. If you are passionate about administration, find joy in organising and love to support your colleagues to excel, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £19,987
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 25th May 2021

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 experienced support worker 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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Support Worker 1

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525
  • Castlemilk, Glasgow
  • Closing 26th May 2021

ARBD Southside Response

ARBD Hoddam

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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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £19,987 pro-rata
  • Engage Glenlora, Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 24th May 2021

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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Support Worker 1 - ARBD Southside Response

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525
  • Castlemilk, Glasgow
  • Closing 25th May 2021

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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Support Worker 2 - Engage Glenlora

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £19,987 pro-rata
  • Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 24th May 2021

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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Head of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th June 2021

SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination.

At a time when mental health has never been more to the forefront of individual and social conscience, we are looking to recruit into the key role of Head of Fundraising.

With overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of the Fundraising Department, you will develop and direct a new and ambitious fundraising strategy that will create a balanced portfolio of income sources that underpins sustainable growth. Through the development of new and compelling cases for support that “bring SAMH’s stories to life”, as appropriate, you will galvanise the huge potential of our supporters and enable the ground-breaking work that SAMH undertakes to help save and transform lives.

A seasoned and collaborative fundraiser with excellent people management skills and able to demonstrate the energy, drive and enthusiasm for this opportunity. An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:

• An excellent understanding of the fundraising mix (e.g Grant-making trusts and foundations, major gifts, community fundraising, individual giving, corporate engagement and legacies)

• An outstanding and demonstrable track record in delivering ambitious fundraising initiatives, meeting stretching targets and managing a significant income and expenditure budget

• Direct involvement in developing cases for support to meet specific objectives and interests for restricted and unrestricted funding

• Direct and relevant experience developing and managing high quality relationships with high net worth individuals, corporates, charitable trusts and foundations to achieve significant gifts

• A creative and strategic approach to donor cultivation, audience engagement and long term planning – developing existing and attracting new audiences

• The ability to recognise and respond creatively to emerging fundraising/business opportunities

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Top job! Head of Suicide Prevention

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th June 2021

SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination.

Suicide prevention is one of three strategic priorities in SAMH’s brand new organisation strategy, and we are now looking to recruit into the newly created role of Head of Suicide Prevention who will lead the development, delivery and implementation of the SAMH suicide prevention strategic plan.

Providing both strategic and operational leadership to ensure the effective delivery of SAMH’s national suicide prevention programme you will maintain and enhance SAMH’s reputation, credibility and profile, re-affirming its position as a strong and recognised voice on suicide prevention and directly influence the policy landscape in Scotland. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, including Scottish Government, the Head of Suicide Prevention will also be required to build effective strategic partnerships focused on reducing the number of people who die by suicide in Scotland.

With a proven track record of achievement at senior management level, ideally gained within suicide prevention and/or the wider mental health environment, you will be able to demonstrate strong evidence of your ability to develop and sustain excellent working relationships with national and community influencers and key decision makers. An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate:

This role will play a key role in delivering a step change in our work on suicide prevention and if you share our passion and vision to play our part in saving lives from being lost to suicide we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

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SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland

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 the integrated adult community mental health services in Glasgow, 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 Glasgow a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

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Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,634
  • Home based
  • Closing 7th June 2021

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.

Service: Time for You

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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Support Worker Levels 1 & 2

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £19,987 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Personalisation
  • Closing 8th June 2021

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.

Glasgow Personalisation cover all of Glasgow and its main office is based at 19 Waterloo St Glasgow, providing practical and emotional support to adults with mental health problems. People using our service have access to staff daily, 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, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. There is a staff team support workers and team leader and one on site service manager. Staff are also required as part of work force flexibility to provide support to other services within the Greater Glasgow area as and when required.

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Employment Specialist - Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £23,650 – £26,993
  • North Ayrshire - Based at Three Towns Resource Centre, Saltcoats
  • Closing 8th June 2021

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. 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 the integrated adult community mental health services in North Ayrshire, 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 North Ayrshire, a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

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Support Worker 2 (Edinburgh)

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £19,987
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th June 2021

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 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.

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Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 25th June 2021

MyLifeDynamic

In January 2017, SAMH introduced a suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.

SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is Scotland’s largest mental health charity. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 60 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.

We are seeking outstanding people to deliver and continue to develop 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.

Using your practical knowledge and experience of horticulture, conservation and gardening and your understanding of mental health issues you will support people to achieve their goals and outcomes in a therapeutic horticulture setting.

You will be based primarily in south Aberdeenshire but working throughout Aberdeenshire delivering the Cultivate programme working with groups of people and individuals. Cultivate delivers a blended service and you will be required to facilitate and support online group sessions.

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Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £19,987
  • Newel, Bathgate
  • Closing 23rd June 2021

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 experienced support worker 2 based in West Lothian. 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, and Risk Assessments SVQ Level II in Social Care or equivalent is highly desirable. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills are essential. Car driver and access to your own transport is essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which will may include weekends, and evenings .

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Support Workers 2

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £19,987 pro-rata
  • Bathgate, West Lothian
  • Closing 25th June 2021

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 and a full driving licence is essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which may include weekends, and evenings.

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Senior Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £36,650 – £40,447
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th July 2021

SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. We’re here for your mental health and wellbeing providing local mental health support and always accessible information. We listen to what matters in each local community, and campaign nationally for the changes that make the big and little differences in life. Now more than ever, we need to make change happen.

You’ll take a lead role in a small and highly effective team, working to make sure mental health is at the top of Scotland’s political agenda following the recent Holyrood election.

You’ll undertake research and seek the views of people with lived experience of mental health problems in order to develop SAMH’s policy positions. You’ll identify opportunities for influence, building relationships with politicians and their staff at all levels and putting forward persuasive and well-informed arguments. And you’ll contribute to the wider communications and campaigning work of SAMH’s Influence and Change team.

With a background in public affairs, excellent communication skills and a detailed understanding of Scottish politics, you’ll be a confident and well-organised professional who’ll help SAMH to stand up for Scotland’s mental health.

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Resilience Coach

  • Part time
  • £19,987 – £22,243 pro-rata
  • Across Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 21st July 2021

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 autistic individuals.

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 continues on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to develop and deliver these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 8 elements of our peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience. Although this role will be working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main location will be in the north with a focus on the north and central areas.

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. A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle are a requirement for the post.

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Sport & Physical Activity “Changing Room” Development Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,950 – £25,181 pro-rata
  • Various locations across Scotland
  • Closing 12th July 2021

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 Changing Room ‘Extra Time’ will be working closely with football clubs across Scotland, the Changing Room helps improve the social connectedness of men in middle years (30 -64 years) using a range of activities and resources to support engagement and improve their mental health and wellbeing, reduce loneliness and social isolation.

The “Changing Room” Co-ordinator will support the design and delivery of a suite of co-produced direct interventions and a programme of activities aimed at building capacity for those attending the project, aimed specifically at improving resilience. The post holder will work with a number of football clubs to create an environment where men can feel a sense of belonging, talk openly in a safe and supported setting, leading to increased confidence and self-esteem.

In partnership The “Changing Room” Co-ordinator will support participants to increase self-management skills, opportunities to improve social connectedness of men through the delivery of a range of on and off-line activities and interventions and so enable sustained behavioural change amongst Changing Room participants.

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Time for Me Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £25,987 – £29,568
  • North Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 26th July 2021

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.

Today, in over 60 communities we work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

SAMH is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all: with a vision of a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances.

This exciting opportunity within SAMH is part of a range of new services set up through investment from the Co-op National Charity Partnership. The Partnership brings together Co-op, SAMH, Mind and Inspire to improve the resilience of communities across the UK by supporting people to improve their own and other’s mental health and wellbeing.

Time for Me is a community based mental health programme, which supports young people at the earliest stage with their mental health. As the Time for Me Practitioner you will support Young People (11-18yrs) through a 6-week resilience and life skills programme which aims to reduce anxiety, low mood and anger, improve confidence and better equip young people with wellbeing tools to deal with life’s challenges.

Based in Aberdeenshire, you will work primarily in North Aberdeenshire supporting young people to access a combination of 1to1 support and group activities across their local community. The role will work with partners in Education and Health and Social Care to engage parents/carers, local schools, community organisations and groups to build capacity to better understand and respond to the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people.

We are looking for an experienced individual who is passionate about supporting young people to make meaningful improvements to their mental health and wellbeing. You will need to demonstrate extensive experience of working with Young People and have an in depth knowledge of mental health and wellbeing. With exceptional communication skills and ability to manage own case load, you’ll need to be flexible to respond to the needs of the service and young people, ensuring your practice is of the highest quality at all times.

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. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

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Community & Events Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,181 – £29,568
  • Edinburgh (Interim home working)
  • Closing 26th July 2021

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.

Are you an enthusiastic and innovative Community & Events Fundraiser looking to join an ambitious, motivated and highly successful fundraising team?

As Community & Events Fundraiser, you will maximise income to meet or exceed income targets through the development of excellent local relationships, creating opportunities to give, and positioning SAMH as the charity of choice within the community.

Our ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, target driven, ambitious, and will have all the essential skills and passion to help us achieve our aim of inspiring everyone in Scotland who cares about mental health to support our activities.

As Community & Events Fundraiser, you will maximise income to meet or exceed income targets through the development of excellent local relationships, creating opportunities to give, and positioning SAMH as the charity of choice within the community.

Our ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, target driven, ambitious, and will have all the essential skills and passion to help us achieve our aim of inspiring everyone in Scotland who cares about mental health to support our activities.

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Support Worker 1 / Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £19,987
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th July 2021

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.

Support Worker 1

Service: Easterhill SA Service, Tollcross, Glasgow

Brisbane Service, Mount Vernon, Glasgow

Hours: 37.5 per week

Shifts: Sleepovers. early and late shifts

Salary: £18,525.00 (Salary Point 10)

Contract: Permanent

Support Worker 2

Service: Brisbane Service, Mount Vernon, Glasgow

Hours: 37.5 per week

Shifts: Sleepovers. early and late shifts

Salary: £18,525.00 to £19,987.00 (Salary Point 13 - 19)

Contract: Permanent

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Easterhill Services based in the Tollcross area of Glasgow and Brisbane Service 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 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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Top job! Individual Supporter Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,651 – £40,447
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th July 2021

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 Individual Supporter Manager is a central role within the fundraising management team, contributing to the successful delivery of our ambitious fundraising strategy.

SAMH has huge ambition for Individual Supporter fundraising, which has established a solid foundation in recent years. Understanding the needs and motivations of our supporters is crucial to delivering an outstanding service and driving significant growth.

The Individual Supporter Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the Individual Supporter income stream and management of the associated individual supporter care programme and related staff. You will manage a first class service for supporters and potential supporters, delivering excellent care, putting their needs and motivations at the heart of our activity. You will need strong creative skills across a number of channels to help develop a fast growing programme aimed at growing our individual supporter base.

Future plans for this income stream include a concerted supporter recruitment drive, a greater focus on high net worth individuals/philanthropists and continuing to work in an integrated fashion with other disciplines in the Fundraising team.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £23,650 – £26,993
  • Scotland
  • Closing 27th July 2021

SAMH are currently looking to recruit a motivated and energetic Team Leader for the Gateways service which supports local people within the Inverclyde area to improve their health and wellbeing.

SAMH Gateways service is a Community Engagement model of service which focusses on recovery and principles of social inclusion. The service enables and facilitates people to access a range of community resources and services, positively encouraging people to develop community connections to build and sustain support networks. The service delivers self-management programmes on a one to one or group basis, involving therapeutic approaches to develop a person’s resilience and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The Team Leader will manage a small team of staff and provide positive leadership and management in order to demonstrate and achieve service outcomes including a responsibility for:

  • Assess and co-ordinate referrals, progress reviews and exit process
  • Ensure support to people referred is recovery focussed, person centred and promotes informed choice and decision making, enabling people to take control of their lives.
  • Provide leadership, direction and performance management to develop and mentor Facilitation staff.
  • Responsible for monitoring and recording of outcomes and maintaining relevant monitoring systems.
  • Establish effective and positive working relationships within the community, stakeholders and partners to support the delivery of the service.

There is a requirement to participate in the management on-call rota out with working times. We are open to discussing flexible/remote working, with some travel required to the Inverclyde office when restrictions ease.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to make a difference to people and support them to achieve identified outcomes. You will need excellent communication skills but also patience, resilience, self-awareness and compassion. It is desirable to have knowledge of mental health issues and an understanding of the barriers and challenges this may present for people to successfully engage and sustain activities in their community.

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Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,181
  • Edinburgh – Home working at the moment
  • Closing 21st July 2021

Do you want to deliver an exciting, creative and inspiring corporate partnerships with Co-op and other 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.

Join us and be part of Scotland’s largest mental health charity.

This last financial year has seen the SAMH Corporate Partnerships Team deliver the most corporate income 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 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 with a focus on Co-op, 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

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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Support Worker 1 - New Routes

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Central Belt, Central Scotland and Ayrshire; travel required
  • Closing 22nd July 2021

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.

Working across Scotland, New Routes is delivered as a Public Social Partnership (PSP), funded by the Scottish Government and led by the Wise Group. SAMH works in partnership with the Wise Group to support male offenders with their mental health while they reintegrate back into the community.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

As a support worker, you will provide support to individuals referred through the Wise Group, working alongside the SAMH Assertive Outreach worker who will carry out assessments and the risk assessment on all referrals.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of mental health issues and the support mechanisms available to people in their communities as well as a sense of the Scottish Government’s approach to reduce re-offending.

The role would suit a confident and resourceful individual who is able to operate autonomously, be comfortable communicating and contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions. A full clean driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

For further information contact Lyndsey Naismith on 07971 892 882

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Practitioner - Fife

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525
  • Fife – Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 28th July 2021

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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Senior Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,650 – £39,489
  • Lothian & Borders/Forth Valley & North Lanarkshire/Greater Glasgow & Inverclyde
  • Closing 30th July 2021

SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. For almost 100 years SAMH has promoted the importance of good mental health; delivered dynamic and innovative recovery-focused services across Scotland; campaigned on behalf of people with mental health problems; and challenged stigma and discrimination.

At SAMH, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our support services across Scotland, and as we launch our brand new organisation strategy, we are looking to recruit 7 newly created roles. Senior Service Managers will lead our services to continue to build on their success and shape new developments and innovation across the organisation.

Location

Should be based within the geographical area of remit (home working initially with the expectation of regular service visits). Please indicate on your application the area(s) you wish to be considered for:

  1. Lothian and Borders x 1
  2. Forth Valley and North Lanarkshire x 1
  3. West of Scotland (Greater Glasgow; Inverclyde) x 1

With overall responsibility for high quality standards and delivery across a number of social care services, within one of the geographic locations above, you’ll demonstrate your energy, drive and enthusiasm for excellence in mental health support and social care.

An accomplished communicator, you will have instant credibility when engaging with both internal and external stakeholders and local partnerships and your experience as a senior manager, will enable you to lead, develop, and support your service managers to build positive and effective environments and deliver outstanding quality services.

If you share our passion and vision for a society where people are able to live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

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Support Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £19,987 pro-rata
  • Engage Glenlora, Pollok, Glasgow
  • Closing 28th July 2021

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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Cafe Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th July 2021

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 successful candidate will assist in the day to day running of the coffee bar serving drinks, snacks, keeping the coffee bar area clean and tidy in line with food hygiene regulation..

The post requires flexibility in the hours that you are available to work.

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.

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