Senior Project Worker, Highland

  • Part time
  • £22,616 pro-rata
  • Resource Centre, Easter-Ross
  • Closing 7th February 2023


  • Advertised from 13th January 2023
  • Salary: £22,616.16 per annum Pro-rata. Hours: 16 hours a week. Tenure: Fixed Term ending March 2023.

Role

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Senior Project Worker, to lead our Resource Centre in Easter-Ross.

This role involves provision of recovery-focussed and person-centred support to people attending the Centre, through individual and group-based work, as well as leading the Centre team and managing the service.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have some or all of the following: an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification), experience of leading a service and of providing support to people whose Mental Health issues seriously affect their lives. The post holder will be required to pass a PVG check.

This is one of a number of centres around Scotland where Change Mental Health welcomes people with a wide variety of mental health conditions and offers compassionate, creative, focussed support that can assist recovery. Our aim in these centres is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where people can find the confidence and trust that they need in order to engage with support.

As Senior Project Worker you will be the lead for a small team of Project Workers and Volunteers, providing line management, supervision and advice for the staff, as well as engaging directly in support work with people who use the centre. You will also have scope to use your creativity in developing the Centre, through cooperation with service users, the Centre staff and colleagues in stakeholder organisations. This role will be an opportunity to bring new energy and ideas to a service that already has a well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent service.

Why work with us?

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.

Benefits

· Professional development including funded opportunities.

· A generous 37 days’ holiday.

· A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.

· A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.

· 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

· Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements

· Paid Mental Wellbeing Days

· Cycle to Work Scheme

· Blue Light discount card

Application notes

Please download and complete the application form and submit via our BreatheHR portal.

Applications must be received by Midday, 07 February 2023. - Please do remember to click ‘upload’ after attaching your application form on the portal.

Follow link to the our Breathe portal: hr.breathehr.com/v/senior-project-worker-26790

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

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 make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.