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Support Worker 1

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2019

  • Advertised from 17th May 2019
  • 22.5hrs. 1 sleepover and 1 early or late shift per week.


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 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.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is Friday 31st May 2019 at noon.

Interviews will take place on Friday 7th June 2019.

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

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.