Support Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £20,787
  • Brisbane Supported Accommodation, Glasgow
  • Closing 10th October 2022


  • Advertised from 21st September 2022
  • Salary Point 13 to 19. Permanent. 37.5 per week. Shifts: Various, including day shifts, evening & sleepovers.
  • REC1051

Role

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. We have represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for almost 100 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.

About the Role

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. We currently have job opportunities in a range of our established Glasgow City wide Care Homes and Care at Home services providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs who need support with mental health and day to day living.

Our services are situated across the city and are designed to cater to the needs of the individual while supporting them to live as independently as possible. They include a range of residential, core and cluster models.

Everyone we support is different and we use individually tailored plans to help them to identify where their strengths lie and support them in the areas where they may need it. In this role your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, compassion, energy and determination and the ability to motivate and inspire people who use our services to develop their skills and self-confidence and realise their aspirations. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity and you will go home each day knowing you made a difference.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, but what you do need is the right attitude and values. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). We’re looking for people with great people skills who are honest, reliable and resilient in challenging situations.

Supporting the people who use our services means there are a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls. You will be allocated to a service base but may work in services across Glasgow.

What we will provide for you

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, Disclosure & SSSC annual 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

Application notes

Closing date for applications will be 12 noon on Monday 10th October 2022.

If you’d like an informal chat about this role and working for SAMH, please contact: Rachael Leghorn, Service Manager on 07967570095 or email Rachael.leghorn@Samh.org.uk

To apply and for further information please visit our website

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared your application will be required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.


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