Support Worker 1 - New Routes

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Central Belt, Central Scotland and Ayrshire; travel required
  • Closing 13th December 2021

  • Advertised from 24th November 2021
  • Hours: 22.5 per week. Salary: Contract: Permanent
  • W689


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.

Working across Scotland, New Routes is delivered as a Public Social Partnership (PSP), funded by the Scottish Government and led by the Wise Group. SAMH works in partnership with the Wise Group to support male offenders with their mental health while they reintegrate back into the community.

For Scotland’s Mental Health

As a support worker, you will provide support to individuals referred through the Wise Group, working alongside the SAMH Assertive Outreach worker who will carry out assessments and the risk assessment on all referrals.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of mental health issues and the support mechanisms available to people in their communities as well as a sense of the Scottish Government’s approach to reduce re-offending.

The role would suit a confident and resourceful individual who is able to operate autonomously, be comfortable communicating and contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions. A full clean driving licence and access to your own transport is desirable.

For further information contact Lyndsey Naismith on 07971 892 882

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website

Closing date for all applications will be Monday 13th December 2021, at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21st December 2021

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.

New Routes offers support, guidance and mentoring for male offenders.