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Senior Support Worker for Thrive Welcome Team

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th February 2022

  • Advertised from 17th January 2022
  • 35 hours a week. The post holder will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends


About the Role

Are you a creative mental health professional interested in working for an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to improve the lives of people living with mental ill health?

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity to be part of developing a ground-breaking and innovative new approach to supporting people in Edinburgh called Thrive.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference and who can work closely with our statutory and voluntary partners. The successful candidate will take a person-centred, collaborative approach to identify personal outcomes, and to support people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

In this varied and dynamic role, you will be one of the first point of contacts for people approaching the team for support, and will work closely with the Thrive Welcome Team and the wider Health and Social Care Partnership to ensure that people are supported and connected into community networks and self-management resources that are right for them.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking someone who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues, and who can demonstrate an ability to enable people to develop their own recovery plans, whist assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team.

You should ideally have a SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or be prepared to work towards achieving this standard.

This post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and appropriate checks.

Why join us?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future, and be part of a new exciting programme. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support and supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, we want to hear from you!

Application notes

How to Apply?

Please email your completed application pack to by Midday 07/02/22 With: Recruitment –Confidential Senior Support Worker Thrive in your email subject line.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may be able to make to the recruitment process.

About Us

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.