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Senior Support Worker, Thrive Welcome Team (x2 vacancies)

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh. Some homeworking due to Covid, then office based with travel across Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2021

  • Advertised from 26th August 2021
  • 35 hours a week. Permanent (Subject to continuous funding.


Are you a creative mental health professional interested in working for and award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to improve the lives of people living with mental ill health?

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity to join our Edinburgh team. We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference by working closely with both statutory and voluntary partners and taking a person-centred collaborative approach to the delivery of personal outcomes that improves people’s mental wellbeing and gives them choice and control over their lives.

In this varied role, you will be one of the first point of contacts for people approaching the Thrive team for support, and will work closely with the Thrive Welcome Team and the wider Public Social Partnership Group to ensure that people are supported and connected into wider community networks that are right for them.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground breaking and innovative new approach to mental health services called Thrive. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centres around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Health in Mind, Penumbra and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so they receive the right help at the right time.

Who are we looking for

We are seeking someone who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues, and who can demonstrate an ability to enable people to develop their own recovery plans whist assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team.

You should have ideally and SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or be prepared to work towards achieving that standard.

Why join us

Support in Mind Scotland 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.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about on our Website and on Social Media.

Application notes

Please email your completed application pack to by midday 20-09-2021 with Recruitment –Senior Support Worker Thrive in your email subject line.

Interviews are held via video call software.

Interviews: 29 and 30 September 2021

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, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.