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Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,893 – £26,424
  • West Scotland (and specifically around Helensburgh and Kilmarnock).
  • Closing 9th September 2020


  • Advertised from 20th August 2020
  • Ref: N834

Role

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 children, young people and adults 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.

Your Mind Matters

Wellbeing Worker (Ref: N834), Fixed Term for 2 years

£23,893 – £26,424 per annum, 37.5 hours per week

This post will be home based during the current government restrictions, with review. However knowledge of local resources, support and services is vital in the delivery of this service. The post will involve travel across various locations, once restrictions are lifted, so a full driving licence is essential.

The “Your Minds Matters” Project aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Armed Forces Children and Young People (AFCYP), including both serving and veteran families within West Scotland (and specifically around Helensburgh and Kilmarnock).

The Wellbeing Worker will work collaboratively with children, young people, staff, parents/carers and community stakeholders to develop and deliver a diverse programme of activity with support programmes, peer programmes, workshops/trainings, signposting and events, tailored to meet the needs of the AFCYP groups.

This is a joint project being led by RCET (Royal Caledonian Education Trust), Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, and SAMH, with funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund. The project will also involve joint working with a Digital Participation Worker (employed by RCET).

This will involve the development of a AFCYP Digital Wellbeing Tool and this will be developed by a Digital Participation Worker, with some support from the Wellbeing Worker. The Wellbeing Worker will also work alongside sessional workers in project delivery.

The working pattern is predominantly Monday to Friday; but occasional evening and weekend work will also be required.

Application notes

Applications are welcome from individuals 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 9th September 2020

Initial online zoom interviews will be held either on Thursday 24th September 2020 or Friday 25th September.

Second stage online zoom interviews will be held on Monday the 28th September.

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.