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Support Worker 1 (Inverclyde)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,550
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 9th December 2019

  • Advertised from 25th November 2019
  • Full Time & Part time; Hours are negotiable to meet service delivery. Shifts: 9am to 5pm; 1.30pm to 9.30pm - with weekend working required. Permanent.
  • W569


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 looking for people to join our established team providing individual support to adults with a variety of complex needs/support with mental health and addiction issues including ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage).

As a Support Worker with SAMH your duties will include; providing direct emotional and practical support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living to promote and enable independence; a commitment to person centred approaches and for the individuals that use the service achieve their personal outcomes.

This role can be challenging and rewarding at the same time and you will need good communication skills but also patience, resilience, self awareness and compassion. The ideal Support Worker will enjoy working with people; be enthusiastic, passionate and flexible in their approach which will allow services to be delivered around the unique preferences, strengths and needs of individuals.

You will be part of a team but will also be expected to work independently. 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.

The posts advertised will be part of a rolling rota at the service which involves a variety of shift patterns, early shifts, evening shifts, weekend shifts also be part of the on-calls rota for the service.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 9 December 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 17th December 2019

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.