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 a Support Worker for our Care Home Services based in the Mount Vernon area of Glasgow to provide a variety of practical and emotional support to people who use our services. You will be working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems and complex needs within a Care Home service and in the local community.
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives and support them to achieve their identified outcomes.
You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Knowledge and experience in supporting people with mental health problems is desirable.
As the post will involve a variety of shift patterns including evenings, weekends, sleepovers and on-calls, you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work. Although initially based in the Brisbane Service, you must also be available to work in services across Glasgow if the need arises.
Within the posts on offer there are opportunities for a variety of training, personal and career development.
Closing date for all applications will be 11th February 2020 at 12 noon.
Interviews will take place on 18th February 2020
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 samh.org.uk.
Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org, no other form of application will be accepted.