Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.
SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 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.
SAMH is currently looking to recruit Support Workers for the Inverclyde Support Service. Inverclyde Support Service provides a range of social care and housing support to people who have mental health and a history of alcohol/drug misuse, ARBD (Alcohol Related Brian Damage). The service is registered as a Care at Home / Housing Support service.
You will provide practical and emotional support and assist people in daily living and social skills to enable them to sustain their tenancy and active involvement in their community. The service promotes independent living and supports people to identify goals and aspirations to maximise quality of life and recovery. You will help to encourage, motivate and support people to engage with other services, e.g. health and addiction services, education and employment agencies.
As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified goals and aspirations. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills, a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable.
Closing date for all applications will be 26th January 2022 at 5pm
PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.
Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk
Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org, no other form of application will be accepted.