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Community Link Worker (CAMHS)

  • Full time
  • £25,987
  • Glasgow (citywide)
  • Closing 11th February 2022


  • Advertised from 21st January 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term until Jan 2023
  • N967

Role

SAMH is Scotland’s largest mental health charity and we believe there is no health without mental health.

Around since 1923, SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland.

These services, together with our national programme work - See Me, respectme, children and young people, workplace wellbeing, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity - inform SAMH’s policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

This exciting new role is part of a test of change working in partnership NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde on behalf of Glasgow Health & Social Care Partnership.

Embedded within Glasgow City Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS) and working closely with the CAMHS Intensive, Unscheduled and Eating Disorder Connect teams, you will support, young people being discharged from CAMHS, and/or their parents/cares and siblings. This will involve creating time and space by providing a ‘listening ear’ and helping them to identify and manage issues and barriers that affect their ability to live well.

Taking a person-centred approach, you will support them identify to personal outcomes and priorities, that they would like to address, and link them to local and national support services and activities.

As a Community Link Worker embedded within CAMHS you will:

  • Receive referrals from the CAMHS Intensive, Unscheduled and Eating Disorder Connect teams to work 1:1 with young people, parents/carers or siblings across the city.
  • Support them with the issues that they are experiencing, to identify and manage issues and barriers that affect their ability to live well and help them to talk about what really matters to them
  • Offer non-clinical support to people, enabling them to set their own personal goals, and with your knowledge of what is happening in the local area, and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships help people access all their local community has to offer
  • Improve people’s health, wellbeing and personal resilience by supporting them to link more closely with opportunities in their community
  • Work in partnership with CAMHS and primary care partners to evaluate and develop the service

We are looking for talented and highly experienced individual who is passionate about a person centred approach to supporting people to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their health and wellbeing.

You will be experienced in working with young people and adults, with a wide range of support needs, have exceptional communication skills and be able to effectively manage your own case load. Although this is not a mental health specific service, you will understand the varying needs of people with mental health problems and be experienced in providing support that empowers people to progress in their recovery journey, at times of poor mental health, at times of crisis and distress. You’ll also need to be flexible in responding to the demands of the service and ensure at all times that your practice and work is of the highest quality.

This role is predominantly based on regular office hours but may include some evening and occasional weekend working

Application notes

For more information about this vacancy, please contact lyndsay.mcdonald@samh.org.uk

Applications are welcome from individuals who have experienced mental health difficulties. An Enhanced Disclosure (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.

Closing date for all applications is Friday 11th February at 12 noon

Interviews will take on MS Teams on Friday 18th February TBC

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.