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Senior Support Worker (Thrive Welcome Team)

  • Full time
  • £24,932
  • Edinburgh - Homeworking until Covid restrictions are eased, then office based
  • Closing 23rd November 2020

  • Advertised from 5th November 2020
  • 35 hours a week. Fixed term contract ending 30 November 2025.
  • X4 Full Time Posts.


Are you a creative mental health professional interested in working for and award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to improve the lives of people living with mental health problems or illness?

Support in Mind Scotland has an exciting opportunity to join our Edinburgh team. We are seeking someone who is passionate about making a real difference by working closely with both statutory and voluntary partners and taking a person-centred collaborative approach to the delivery of personal outcomes that improves people’s mental wellbeing and gives them choice and control over their lives.

In this varied role, you will be one of the first point of contacts for people approaching the Thrive team for support, and will work closely with the Thrive Welcome Team and the wider Public Social Partnership Group to ensure that people are supported and connected into wider community networks that are right for them.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground breaking and innovative new approach to mental health services called Thrive. Thrive Edinburgh brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to work together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people of the City. The aims of Thrive Edinburgh centre around enabling people to live well and fulfil their potential.

The Connect Partnership represents a unique collaboration between leading 3rd sector providers Health in Mind, Penumbra and Support in Mind Scotland. Our organisations share a commitment to the Thrive vision and values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we will deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response to people, so they receive the right help at the right time.

Who are we looking for

We are seeking someone who has direct experience of supporting people with their mental health, including people living with complex issues, and who can demonstrate an ability to enable people to develop their own recovery plans whist assessing and managing risk appropriately.

You should be able to evidence partnership working and bring a sound knowledge of the Edinburgh health and social care landscape. You should also be willing to embrace a culture of shared learning and reflection to bring creative solutions to the team.

You should have ideally and SVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification or be prepared to work towards achieving that standard.

Why join us

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support and supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, we want to hear from you!

Application notes

Closing date: 23-11-2020 at 12pm

Interviews: Week beginning 30-11-2020

Please email your completed application pack to early and by midday on 23-11-2020. With: Recruitment –Confidential Senior Support Worker Thrive in your email subject line.

We have adjusted our recruitment process due to the Covid-19 pandemic and conduct interviews via video calls. If shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with guidance on how to use the interface.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may be able to make to the recruitment process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

About Us

Support in Mind Scotland provides support throughout Scotland, and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issues and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website and Social Media feeds.