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 almost 100 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.
For Scotland’s Mental Health
About the Role of Support Worker
This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. SAMH is currently looking to recruit a Support Worker for the Engage Muirshiel service based in the Priesthill area of Glasgow. The Muirshiel service provides supported tenancies to 8 individuals with complex needs and experience of mental health and homelessness, and works with them during a crucial period in their lives as they take steps towards living independently or moving on.
You will provide practical and emotional support and assist service users in daily living and social skills to enable them to sustain their tenancy. The service promotes independent living and supports service users identify goals and aspirations to maximise their quality of life and recovery. You will help to encourage and support individuals to re-engage with other agencies such as health and addictions services, and education and employment agencies.
Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. Support work can be challenging at times, but you go home each day knowing you made a difference.
What we are looking for
In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications at first, but what you do need is the right attitude and values. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). We’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.
Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may be required to work flexibly across local services. The service operates 365 days a year.
What we will provide for you
You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;
• Fully funded SVQ qualification to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration
• Reimbursement of PVG & SSSC annual fees and registration costs.
• Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions
• 30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service
• 4 public holidays
• 2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you.
• Team wellbeing budgets
• Workplace pension scheme
• Life Assurance policy
• Employee Assistance Programme
Closing date for applications will be 22nd July 2022 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be on the 1st August 2022.
If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for SAMH, please contact: Sharon Corr 07946413989, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please go to our website to download an application form samh.org.uk
PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared on the application form are required.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.