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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,550 pro-rata
  • Chrysalis, Dundee
  • Closing 16th September 2019


  • Advertised from 22nd August 2019
  • 20 hours per week
  • N766

Role

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.

In Dundee SAMH provides therapeutic gardening opportunities.

The Peer Support Worker 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 Worker will enhance the support provided to the individual. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Personal lived experience of mental ill-health is essential.

A 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

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 9.00 am Monday 16th September 2019.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk.

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