Support Practitioner 1

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • Fife – Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd August 2022
  • £10.50 per hour £20,475 per annum + sleepover & on-call payments
  • Ref: N980


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 provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

You will be required to work at both locations. You should be able to provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/ consequences and make an informed choice based on this.

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable as is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.

You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of our benefits include;

·Fully funded SVQ qualification to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration

·Reimbursement of PVG & SSSC fees and registration costs.

·Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions

·30 days annual leave rising to 33 after 5 years’ service

·4 public holidays

·2 paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you.

·Team wellbeing budgets

·Workplace pension scheme

·Life Assurance policy

·Employee Assistance Programme

This role involves shift working, including evening’s weekends and sleepovers.

Application notes

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 19th August 2022

Interviews TBC

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.