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YAWS Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,407
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th January 2021

  • Advertised from 11th January 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • YAWSC0


Glasgow Association for Mental Health is one of the principal providers of community mental health services in Greater Glasgow. GAMH is committed to the principles of Recovery and to raising the awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues.

We have been awarded a 3 year grant by The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a Young Adult Wellbeing Service (YAWS). This service will support the mental wellbeing of young people aged 16-25 in Glasgow experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. YAWS will support the delivery of mental health and wellbeing sessions (digital and face to face) to enable young people to be socially active in the community.

We wish to appoint an individual who has experience of coordinating a young mental health service within a social care setting and is familiar with developing age appropriate interventions, provide 1-1 assessments, carry out evaluations and consultations. They will also have experience supporting and supervising staff.

Applicants for all posts should read the attached Job Descriptions and Person Specifications carefully as only suitably experienced and qualified applicants will be shortlisted for interview.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the values and attitude required to work with people who are living with mental health problems and who may have complex needs.

Knowledge of the SSSC’s Codes of Practice and the National Care Standards and how this framework applies to practice is preferred for all posts. A qualification at SVQ2 or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards achieving this qualification is essential.

All applicants must be able to work flexibly; some early morning, evening and weekend working will be required. Full induction and training will be provided.

GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Resources Director, on 0141 552 5592.

These posts are regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.

Application notes

If you think you could contribute to our organisation, application packs are available on our website at

Click on our “About Us” tab to view current vacancies

Alternatively you can request an application pack from:

GAMH, St Andrews by the Green,

33 Turnbull Street, Glasgow G1 5PR – Tel: 0141 552 5592.

Closing date for applications Monday 18th January 2021