Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,085 pro-rata
  • Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2023


  • Advertised from 10th January 2023
  • 20 hours a week. Tenure: Permanent. Reporting to: Assistant Manager

Role

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental ill health? Our highly skilled team in the Stafford Centre is looking for someone with a passion and understanding for the issues faced by adults with severe and enduring mental health issues, who are looking to use their skills and experience in the field of mental health to make an impact on people’s lives and support them on their recovery journey.

Change Mental Health provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

In this varied and challenging role, you will support service users to engage with all aspects of the service and support and empower clients to manage their mental health and become more integrated within the wider community.

Who are we looking for?

You will be creative and solution focused be a committed and dynamic team player who is able to work as part of a highly skilled team and is passionate about working with individuals directly affected by mental health issues and to those who care for them.

Applicants should have a clear understanding of the issues faced by people affected by mental illness and experience of working in a social care setting. The appointee will have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to user empowerment and the principles of recovery.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible Employer”: Hours could be adjusted for the suitable candidates.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join 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 12 pm on 31 January 2023.

Link to application: hr.breathehr.com/v/project-worker-27540

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.