Mental Health Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,958 – £21,173
  • Milngavie with travel throughout East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 23rd September 2020


  • Advertised from 31st August 2020
  • £19,958 - £21,173 (determined by qualifications and experience +8% non-contributory Pension) Permanent pot - 35 hours per week Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5

Role

East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health is a local voluntary sector organisation and charity that offers emotional, practical and social support to people experiencing mental ill health, living in East Dunbartonshire.

We are looking to recruit a Mental Health Support Worker who is enthusiastic and motivated with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing support to people recovering from mental ill health in a community setting. The candidate will have a qualification to SVQ 3 level 7 in Health and Social Care, or similar SSSC recognised equivalent, as a minimum qualification. A full driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes is essential.

The post will be based in Milngavie and cover work throughout East Dunbartonshire. As a Mental Health Support Worker, you will work to deliver person centred and recovery focused support to enable vulnerable adults experiencing mental ill health, to achieve positive outcomes.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude, possess excellent listening and communication skills and be able to develop positive rapport with people and assist them to recognise and develop their individual strengths and skills. You will be able to work independently and be pro-active in finding community resources and support people to access local services and activities that promote their sense of wellbeing. You will have the ability to develop positive relationships with clients to sustain contact with individuals and encourage and motivate them to maintain activities to promote their sense of wellbeing and give them greater hope for the future.

You will also have an increasing awareness of and promoting the use of self-management techniques and be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing clients needs and developing professional support plans.

Application notes

Closing date: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Interviews will be held on: Friday 9th October 2020

This post is subject to a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check along with a Right to Work in the UK and reference checks. Candidates will be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

EDAMH is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we encourage applications from people who have personal experience of mental health difficulties.

To request an application pack please phone 0141 955 3040 or Email: recruitment@edamh.org.uk

Website edamh.org.uk