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.
This exciting opportunity within SAMH is part of a range of new services set up through investment from the Co-op National Charity Partnership. The Partnership brings together Co-op, SAMH, Mind and Inspire to improve the resilience of communities across the UK by supporting people to improve their own and other’s mental health and wellbeing.
Time for Me is a community based mental health programme, which supports young people at the earliest stage with their mental health. As the Time for Me Practitioner you will support Young People (11-18yrs) through a 6-week resilience and life skills programme which aims to reduce anxiety, low mood and anger, improve confidence and better equip young people with wellbeing tools to deal with life’s challenges.
Based in Aberdeenshire, you will work primarily in North Aberdeenshire supporting young people to access a combination of 1to1 support and group activities across their local community. The role will work with partners in Education and Health and Social Care to engage parents/carers, local schools, community organisations and groups to build capacity to better understand and respond to the mental health and wellbeing needs of young people.
We are looking for an experienced individual who is passionate about supporting young people to make meaningful improvements to their mental health and wellbeing. You will need to demonstrate extensive experience of working with Young People and have an in depth knowledge of mental health and wellbeing. With exceptional communication skills and ability to manage own case load, you’ll need to be flexible to respond to the needs of the service and young people, ensuring your practice is of the highest quality at all times.
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. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.
Closing date for all applications is 5pm close of play, Monday 26th July.
Interviews will be held on either 5th or 6th of August.
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 email@example.com, no other form of application will be accepted.