If you’re looking for a rewarding career and to work within inspirational teams that really does make a difference,
this is your opportunity to join our Midlothian Services. You will work across two services - Mental Health
& Resilience Service and Park Cottage Service in Midlothian.
Mental Health & Resilience Service (MHARS)
You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, alongside Midlothian's Community Mental Health Team,
providing a distress/crisis line, a single point of access to MHARS for residents of Midlothian. You will
respond to calls in a manner guided by the service principles, being inclusive, sensitive and respectful.
From the moment you answer the telephone, you will listen and ensure that you understand the issues that has led to
the person’s crisis or distress and provide an immediate response along with the support of the Community Mental
Health Team establishing which is the best and most appropriate support for that person. By understanding each
person's unique situation, enables a fast, tailored support and assists them to identify ways to
successfully resolve their crisis and or distress and assists each individual to plan for their future.
Once the initial period of crisis has been addressed, you will support connections to additional statutory or
community support and/or deliver a Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) response to those in distress. This will
involve community-based problem-solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supporting
connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the
mode of support that the supported person feels most comfortable with. You will assist people using this
service, to establish and maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community.
Midlothian Park Cottage
Park Cottage is a community based mental health rehabilitation service for eight people with complex mental health
needs. We offer 24 hour tailored person centred support, supported living and community rehabilitation. Support
can be practical and emotional to help individuals lead an ordinary and fulfilling life in the community. The
time, length and areas of activity covered are different for everyone, but structured support can include help
with budgeting, life skills, confidence building and social inclusion for approximately 12-18 months. You will
work alongside the Community Mental Health Team as part of the Wayfinder Model, to work collaboratively to
support each individual and their needs. You will be flexible and responsive, offering the mode of support that
the supported person feels most comfortable with. You will assist people using this service, to establish and
maintain a meaningful and fulfilling life in their community
As an Assistant Service Manager, you will manage, support and supervise two diverse staff teams, alongside the
Service Manager to ensure the needs of individuals are met and the service provided is run effectively. You will
support individuals by delivering frontline work, to support you in understanding and promoting the service
delivery requirements and the quality of service provided.
With the aim of equipping people with the skills needed to live independently and meaningfully within their local
community, a strengths-based coaching approach to recovery is used to build confidence, maintain motivation and
Promoting participation and inclusion is a core value of the service, through working alongside people to deliver
innovative, creative and personalised interventions and opportunities.
We want you to grow and thrive! We will support you on your own career path; developing new skills, accessing formal
and informal learning experiences and providing opportunities to put your continual progress into practice.
- Flexible working
- Cycle to work scheme
- Confidential Employee Assistance
- Employee Discount Scheme with Vivup
- Death in Service benefits
- Full training
and professional development
And so much more!