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Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £18,135 – £19,566
  • North Lanarkshire Support Service
  • Closing 2nd March 2021


  • Advertised from 16th February 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week. FTC until 31/12/21.
  • N872

Role

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.

SAMH is currently looking to recruit Full Time Support Workers across our North Lanarkshire Support Service . As a key worker we expect you to establish positive relationships and offer practical and emotional support to the people who use our services and have severe and enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a mature and caring attitude and possess excellent listening and communication skills. You should already have extensive experience of working in the field of mental health or social care, and must be able to demonstrate a high degree of skill in report writing, assessing client need and developing professional support plans. SVQ Level II in care or equivalent is highly desirable.

This post will involve flexible working across the North Lanarkshire Area and our offices are based in Airdrie and Motherwell. A variety of shift patterns including day shifts, backshifts and weekends, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. The post will involve travel across various locations so a full driving licence and access to your own transport is required.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th March 2021

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk. 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.