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Support Worker 2 (Night Shift)

  • Part time
  • £20,475 – £20,787 pro-rata
  • Engage Glenlora (Pollock, Glasgow)
  • Closing 24th August 2022

  • Advertised from 10th August 2022
  • Hours: 22.5. Contract: Permanent
  • REC1015


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have 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

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. As a Support Worker, you will carry key-worker responsibility for a number of service users, some of whom will require individual support. This will involve supporting people to develop outcome-focused action plans, carrying out assessments and reviews and contributing to the facilitation and development of therapeutic groups.

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. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. 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. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

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, 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, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may work in services across Glasgow.

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 (delete for non-registered roles)

• Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure & 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

Application notes

Closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Wednesday 24th August 2022.

To apply and for further information please visit$ORG.REC.EXAPN.WIZ/RECRUIT_EXT?suite=CES&token=99a6d30a-d87a-4d1e-a431-eda22ac62e80

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared your application will be required.

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