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Bank Relief Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 23rd March 2021

  • Advertised from 10th March 2021
  • £9.30 per hour (Pro Rata Salary Point 10) Shifts: Varied shifts; day time and evenings. Contract: Bank
  • W626


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

We have opportunities available to join our bank relief pool in our Care at Home and Housing Support service in Inverclyde, to provide individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs, mental health, addictions and including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage).

As a Bank Relief employee your duties will include; providing direct emotional and practical support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living and to promote and enable independence, be recovery focussed, based on the principles of social inclusion. You will have a commitment to person centred approaches and enable individuals to achieve their outcomes.

The role can be challenging and rewarding at the same time and you will need good communication skills, patience, resilience, self-awareness and compassion. You should enjoy working with people, be enthusiastic and flexible in your approach which enables service to be delivered around the unique preferences, strengths and needs of the person.

It is desirable to have knowledge of mental health issues and an understand 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.

A variety of working hours will be available Monday to Sunday, between 9am and 5pm including working pattern of 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications will be 23 March 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.