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Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,135 pro-rata
  • Redhall Walled Garden, Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th July 2020


  • Advertised from 26th June 2020
  • FTC for 1 year. £18,135 (pro rata), 12 hours per week
  • Ref: N825

Role

For Scotland’s Mental Health

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.

Redhall is a mental health service based in an award winning walled garden/six acre estate in Edinburgh. In a beautiful outdoor setting we promote recovery from mental ill health through therapeutic horticulture including organic gardening, conservation and team working. We also offer training in IT.

We are looking for a dedicated peer worker to run group sessions at Redhall and out-with to facilitate sessions such as WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) And Tools for Living etc.

You will be required to work flexibly to suit the needs of the service including some evening and weekend working.

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

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 10th July 2020

Interviews will take place on Friday 24th July 2020

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 jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.