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Support Worker 2 - Edinburgh Support Service

  • Part time
  • £18,135 – £19,566 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2020

  • Advertised from 1st July 2020
  • FTC for 1 year. 1x 30 hrs, 1x 22.5 hrs per week


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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Edinburgh Support Service for Support Worker 2’s based in the Leith area of Edinburgh. Our services deliver extremely high quality support to a wide variety of people in the community and their own homes, supporting individuals to realize their potential, become more resilient and improve their quality of life.

As a support worker you will establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services who have severe and enduring mental health problems. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills.

You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental and have the ability to communicate constructively and confidently with multi disciplinary agencies. You will also have experience working as a key worker for a minimum of two years and be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

You will be working within a small team of support workers, and are expected to work as a team but must also be comfortable working alone. Whatever your background, a flexible caring approach combined with good practical skills will be essential. You should be flexible in the hours you are available to work, which includes weekends, and evenings.

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 noon, Wednesday 15th July 2020.

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.