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Mental Health Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,585 – £22,897
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 1st July 2022


  • Advertised from 10th June 2022
  • Permanent. Weekly hours of 35, Mon-Fri

Role

We are a voluntary sector organisation and charity that provides mental health social care support to adults living in East Dunbartonshire. We support people with their mental health wellbeing working in a strengths based and recovery focussed way.

Role

EDAMH offers a range of services that are shaped by the lived experiences of people affected by mental health. Our support follows a holistic approach with the aim to empower our service users to enjoy the best lives that they can.

The post will be based in Kirkintilloch and cover work throughout East Dunbartonshire. Access to your own transport and a full driving licence is essential.

Who are we looking for?

Are you a compassionate person looking for a meaningful career? We are looking to recruit Mental Health Support Workers who are enthusiastic and motivated, with relevant experience of work in health and social care in the community. You will have a qualification of SVQ3 or equivalent in Health and Social Care or minimum of SVQ2 and a preparedness to work towards SVQ3. You will also have an awareness of and a commitment to promoting the use of self- management techniques. You will also be able to demonstrate skills in report writing, assessing clients’ needs and developing professional support plans.

You will work to deliver person centred and recovery focused support to enable vulnerable adults experiencing mental ill health, to achieve positive outcomes. You will be able to demonstrate a caring attitude with excellent listening and communication skills. You will be able to develop a positive rapport with people, assist them to recognise and develop their individual strengths and skills so as to promote their sense of wellbeing and give them greater hope for the future.

Why work for us?

We welcome job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skill sets and experiences.

To work for us, you must be passionate about transforming the lives of people with mental health difficulties. Our recruitment process gives you an opportunity to demonstrate your passion as well as your expertise and skills. It is very much a two-way process to ensure we recruit the right individuals but also for you to be confident that joining EDAMH is the right challenge for you professionally and personally and to help shape its future.

We offer:

  • flexible working to help with work-life balance
  • hybrid working from office and home
  • regular support & supervision
  • training and development
  • non-contributory pension
  • 31 days annual leave
  • enhanced sick pay
  • additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities
  • access to employee counselling support
  • A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing

Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those

around them safe.

Application notes

For more information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 1st July 2022

Interview dates will be advised on application


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