Orkney Blide Trust
Orkney Blide Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC012104

To promote mental well-being in Orkney, through active personalised support with a focus on recovery.

Current vacancies

Mental Health Support Worker (Orkney Money Matters)

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Kirkwall, Orkney (with regular travel across Orkney)
  • Closing 31st January 2023

‘Orkney Money Matters’ is a new partnership project which has been developed by a group of local third sector and statutory organisations. It aims reduce the levels of financial insecurity in Orkney by increasing access to advice and cash-based support. It will do so through the creation of a ‘advice-and-cash-first’ referral pathway. The project will develop frameworks and resources to support closer working between organisation, as well as developing a centralised promotion campaign to raise awareness of available support.

The Mental Health Support Worker will provide individualised mental health support to anybody who has been referred to Orkney Blide Trust through the ‘Orkney Money Matters’ referral pathway. Individuals will be referred where it is identified that financial insecurity is negatively impacting their mental health and where they would like support for this. The support provided by the Mental Health Support Worker will focus on building resilience, developing coping strategies and connecting the individual to wider groups, services and support to improve their mental health.

If you are committed to improving the lives of others and to delivering an excellent level of service then we would like to hear from you. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will enjoy supporting individuals one-to-one. Relevant training will be provided.

The role is full-time for an initial 12 month contract.