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Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2021

  • Advertised from 15th January 2021
  • W617


Level 1 (£18,135)

Level 2 (£18,135 - £19,566)

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

We work in over 60 communities in Scotland 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.

Considering a career in adult social care?

This work is about helping people to live well and achieve the things in life that really matter to them. You’ll go home each day knowing you made a difference. We currently have job opportunities in a range of our established Glasgow City wide Care Homes and Care at Home services providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs who need support with mental health and addiction issues including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage) .

As a Support Worker with SAMH your duties will include providing direct emotional and practical support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living to promote and enable independence, be recovery focussed, based on the principles of social inclusion A commitment to person centred approaches and to enable individuals to achieve their personal outcomes.

This role can be challenging and rewarding at the same time and you will need good communication skills but also patience, resilience, self-awareness and compassion.

The ideal Support Worker will enjoy working with people; be enthusiastic, passionate and flexible in your approach which will allow services to be delivered around the unique preferences, strengths and needs of individuals.

You will be part of a team but will also be expected to work independently. It is desirable you will have knowledge of mental health issues and an understanding of the barriers and challenges this may present for people to successfully engage and sustain activities in their community.

Knowledge and experience in supporting people with complex needs is desirable but not essential as there is a range of learning and development tools provided within the role.

The posts advertised will be part of a rolling rota at the service which involves a variety of shift patterns, early shifts, evening shifts, weekend shifts also be part of the on-calls rota for the service.

What we are looking for

Respect and dignity for the people who use our services is at the heart of everything we do. You don’t need any specific qualifications, but what you do need is the right attitude and values. We will ask you to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme, and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

What we will provide for you

SAMH will fund the relevant SVQ qualification you need to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration and provide a range of ongoing training and development opportunities. In addition to 30 days annual leave (increasing to 33 days with five years’ service) and 4 public holidays, SAMH also launched two additional wellbeing days for you to use on what matters to you. You willalso have access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides Information and resources on a range of work, family and personal issues, our Occupation Health Service, Employee Life Cover and Company Pension Scheme.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be Wednesday 27th January 2021 at 12 noon.

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

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to, no other form of application will be accepted.