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  • Advertised from 30th July 2019
  • 37.5 Hours per week. Fixed Term to 31 October 2020.
  • Ref: YCPW


Glasgow Association for Mental Health is one of the principal providers of community mental health services in Greater Glasgow. It aims to provide high quality support both to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties and to their carers. GAMH is committed to the principles of Recovery and to raising the awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues.

GAMH Young Carers project is funded by The Big Lottery until 31 October 2020.

We are seeking a highly motivated and resourceful individual who is interested in working with mental health young carers. Experience of group work with young people is essential as well as a knowledge of opportunities available to young people across the city. The project worker will be responsible for organising and facilitating age appropriate group programmes which promote; resilience, confidence, educational and employability opportunities as well as help them participate in relevant planning and consultation sessions. The project worker will ensure the safe and successful integration of young people into the project as well as their transition through and out the project onto positive destinations. They will help organise events and take part in a range of initiatives to showcase the young carer’s talents and achievements.

The Project Worker will also be responsible for petty cash expenditure, keeping relevant information up to date, and contribute to project evaluation and monitoring processes. They will be aware of safeguarding issues in relation to young people. They will demonstrate a genuine commitment to working with young people from diverse groups and a commitment to equalities. The work will include evenings and weekends.

Application notes

Application packs, including Job Descriptions and Person Specifications are available from: GAMH, St Andrews by the Green, 33 Turnbull Street, Glasgow G1 5PR – Tel: 0141 552 5592.

Applicants for all posts should read the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications carefully as only suitably experienced and qualified applicants will be shortlisted for interview.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the values and attitude required to work with people who are living with mental health problems and who may have complex needs.

Knowledge of the SSSC’s Codes of Practice and the National Care Standards and how this framework applies to practice is preferred for all posts. A qualification at SVQ2 or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards achieving this qualification is essential.

All applicants must be able to work flexibly; some early morning, evening and weekend working will be required. Full induction and training will be provided.

GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Services Director, on 0141 552 5592.

These posts are regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th August 2019.