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Mental Health Support Worker (female)

  • Part time
  • £19,442 – £21,636 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 27th March 2020

  • Advertised from 17th February 2020
  • 25 hours per week – to be worked flexibly including evenings and weekends, two year contract


Elpis Centre is looking for an experienced and energetic Mental Health Support Worker to work within our housing support service in North-West Glasgow that works with young women (aged 16 – 25 years) who have been homeless, are care leavers or unaccompanied asylum seekers.

The Mental Health Support Worker will focus on improving the mental health outcomes of Elpis residents by providing 1:1 and group interventions (planned and ad-hoc), alongside supporting colleagues to enhance overall organisational capacity. This post is funded by the Bank of Scotland Foundation and is initially available for two years.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme, have an SVQ3/4 Social Services and Healthcare as a minimum qualification, have at least 3 years experience of a similar role in care or mental health field (including providing 1:1 and group support for young women), be an experienced team worker, and understand the impact of inequalities and trauma on Elpis’ client group. A Certificate in Counselling Skills or similar mental health training is desirable.

Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies in relation to the occupational requirement for this role.

Application notes

For further information and to apply go to:

For more information, please contact: Mary Carrick, Elpis Manager,

Scottish Charity SC017103