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Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £21,178
  • Home based
  • Closing 1st October 2020


  • Advertised from 17th September 2020
  • 37.5 per week. Fixed Term for 12 months (secondment if internal)
  • W609

Role

Service: Time for You

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.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

The ‘Time for You’ project brings SAMH, Living Life to the Full Ltd. (LLTTF) and Glasgow Caledonian University together to provide three tiers of instantly accessible mental health support (self-help, supported self-help and psychological support) to those who have been at the frontline since lockdown started in March. Keyworkers have worked tirelessly, in extremely challenging working situations, and many will have struggled with stress and high levels of anxiety about their own safety, the safety of their families and the safety of the people they supported. Now, we feel it is vital that we offer the chance for Key Workers to take some time back to care for themselves.

Time for You will provide support to up to 4000 keyworkers, for example, those working in health, social care, food supply and public transport, to better enable them to recover from the significant pressures they will have experienced since lockdown and to develop coping strategies that will better enable them to self-manage their mental health and remain in their crucial roles. As well as benefitting people’s mental health, this service will bring huge societal benefits in terms of health and the economy by helping to keep keyworkers in their roles as Scotland seeks to recover and rebuild.

As a Wellbeing Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting people as they work through their chosen modules of Living Life to the Full. The support you provide will range from short wellbeing check-ins and progress reports to 60-minute sessions of 1:1 coaching, using the Cognitive Behavioural Approaches of Living Life to the Full.

As the position will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will be home based during the current government restrictions and support will be delivered via Video Call, Telephone, Text and/or Email.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes. 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 essential.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be Thursday 01st October 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams on either 6th or 7th October 2020

PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required. Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website https://www.samh.org.uk/information/work-with-us/vacancies/wellbeing-practitioner-time-for-you-w609

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.