SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a charity working across Scotland. Every year, we provide over a million hours of support to people who need our help. Every week, we work with around 3,000 individuals in over 80 services. Every day, we campaign for better mental health for the people of Scotland.

For Scotland's mental health.

RESILIENCE COACH, ABERDEENSHIRE

Vacancy Summary

Title: RESILIENCE COACH, ABERDEENSHIRE
Reference: N486
Closing Date: 23/01/2017

MyLifeDynamic

From January 2017, SAMH will be introducing a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services will look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.

As SAMH prepares to embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

Resilience Coaches – 37.5 hrs– N486 
Starting Salary : £18,440 (pro-rata)

As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on our website www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk no other form of application will be accepted.

Pay Scale: 19 - 23
Salary: £18440.00 - £20521.00
Hours: 37.5 PER WEEK
Type: PERMANENT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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RESILIENCE COACH, ABERDEENSHIRE

Vacancy Summary

Title: RESILIENCE COACH, ABERDEENSHIRE
Reference: N487
Closing Date: 23/01/2017

MyLifeDynamic

From January 2017, SAMH will be introducing a new suite of services throughout the whole of Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with Autism on their recovery journey. These new and exciting services will look and feel very different to the traditional models of support and will be based on fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope.

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services 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.

As SAMH prepares to embark on this exciting new pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to begin developing and delivering these services across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

Resilience Coaches – Part time from 15 hrs– N487
Starting Salary : £18,440 (pro-rata)

As a flexible and skilled communicator you will deliver meaningful support to people accessing our services. Whether working with individuals or with groups you will support people to strengthen their existing skills and identify and build new skills. Utilising coaching approaches you will help people build momentum in self-management and personal resilience.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on our website www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk no other form of application will be accepted.

Pay Scale: 19 - 23
Salary: £18440.00 - £20521.00 Pro Rata
Hours: 15 PER WEEK
Type: PERMANENT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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EMPLOYABILITY ADVISOR, GLASGOW

Vacancy Summary

Title: EMPLOYABILITY ADVISOR, GLASGOW
Reference: N484
Closing Date: 25/01/2017

Fixed Term - 6 months

The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support.

You will help to deliver services that we provide in partnership with a variety of organisations including Working Links, Ingeus and Poppy Scotland. Your role will be to provide person centred employment services to individuals who use these services, including group work and one-to-one work.

You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in supporting individuals with mental health problems, support planning, and supporting individuals to achieve their goals.

Although supporting customers into employment is the ultimate aim of these contracts, SAMH’s role as a specialist provider focusses on equipping customers with the skills and confidence to take them closer to the jobs market.

You will be experienced in delivering group-work programmes using PowerPoint and will have good facilitation and communication skills. Previous experience within employability/support work is desirable. Please see Job Description for full details.

As this post will involve travel to meet customers in various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.

If you want to discuss this role please contact Jenna Austin on 07891 690363.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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.

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 25th January 2017.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 2nd February 2017.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.


Pay Scale: 18 - 22
Salary: £17990.00 - £19959.00
Hours: 37.5 PER WEEK
Type: FIXED TERM CONTRACT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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DIRECTOR - RESPECTME

Vacancy Summary

Title: DIRECTOR - RESPECTME
Reference: N485
Closing Date: 26/01/2017

respectme is Scotland’s anti-bullying service, provided in partnership by SAMH and LGBT Youth Scotland. Our vision is for a respecting, just, equal and inclusive Scotland in which all children and young people can live free from bullying and harassment, helping them to reach their potential. respectme aims to build the skills and capacity of all adults who have a role to play in the lives of Scotland’s children and young people to effect change and challenge bullying and stigma.
The Director of respectme will be responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the respectme service, creating innovative and dynamic opportunities for respectme to maximise its impact across Scotland.
The ideal candidate will be a values driven, inspiring leader with experience of shaping and delivering young person-centred services or work. You will bring experience of working at a senior level and managing relationships with external partners and building effective partnerships. You will have the proven ability to lead, build and develop the capabilities of an experienced team. The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and understanding for anti-bullying work and the ethos of the service.
Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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.

Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Thursday 26 January 2017

Interviews will be held on Monday 6th February 2017

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website www.samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.

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Click here to visit www.respectme.org.uk.

Pay Scale: 46 - 50
Salary: £39033.00 - £42750.00
Hours: 37.5 PER WEEK
Type: PERMANENT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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BANK RELIEF PRACTITIONER, FIFE

Vacancy Summary

Title: BANK RELIEF PRACTITIONER, FIFE
Reference: N490
Closing Date: 27/01/2017

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Dysart), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

Fife – Glenrothes & Dysart

We require a number of people to join our bank relief pool. You should be able to provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/ consequences and make an informed choice based on this.

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 is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.

This role involves flexible shift working, including evening and weekends and may also include sleepovers.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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.

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 27th January 2017

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th February 2017.

If this is you, and you want to find out more about these opportunities, full details of the posts can be found on our website, www.samh.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CV’s. Completed applications should be sent to jobs@samh.org.uk.

Pay Scale: 10 - 10
Salary: £16088.00 - £16088.00 Pro Rata
Hours: 0 PER WEEK
Type: OTHER

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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PRACTITIONER. FIFE

Vacancy Summary

Title: PRACTITIONER. FIFE
Reference: N488
Closing Date: 27/01/2017

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Dysart), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

Practitioners provide direct support to individuals in homes and communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Support is focused on enabling people to build on their existing skills or develop new skills, increase their self-esteem and confidence, which in turn will encourage involvement and promote independence. This is achieved by using interpersonal and motivational skills to help an individual explore options, the possible outcomes/consequences and make an informed choice based on this.

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 is experience working with people who have had long term hospital admissions.

As the posts will involve a variety of shift patterns including evening and weekends and may also include sleepovers and on-calls you will be flexible in the hours and shifts you are available to work.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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.

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 27th January 2017

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th February 2017.

If this is you, and you want to find out more about these opportunities, full details of the posts can be found on our website, www.samh.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CV’s. Completed applications should be sent to jobs@samh.org.uk.

Pay Scale: 10 - 13
Salary: £16088.00 - £16151.00
Hours: 37.5 PER WEEK
Type: PERMANENT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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PEER SUPPORT PRACTITIONER, FIFE

Vacancy Summary

Title: PEER SUPPORT PRACTITIONER, FIFE
Reference: N489
Closing Date: 27/01/2017

SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The services is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Dysart), and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support.

Fife – Glenrothes & Dysart

The Peer Support Practitioner will use their own lived experience of mental health issues to support service users in a recovery focussed way. Using formalised peer support models the Peer Support Practitioner will enhance the support provided to the individual. You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills and a mature attitude together with adaptability and enthusiasm. Personal lived experience of mental ill-health is essential.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. 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.

Closing date for all applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 27th January 2017

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th February 2017.

If this is you, and you want to find out more about these opportunities, full details of the posts can be found on our website, www.samh.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CV’s. Completed applications should be sent to jobs@samh.org.uk.


Pay Scale: 10 - 13
Salary: £16088.00 - £16151.00
Hours: 37.5 PER WEEK
Type: PERMANENT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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SUPPORT WORKER 1

Vacancy Summary

Title: SUPPORT WORKER 1
Reference: W370
Closing Date: 31/01/2017


Location: Greenock, Inverclyde

Hours: Various


Salary: £16,088 - part-time pro-rata


We currently have job opportunities in our Inverclyde Support Services for Support Workers 1.
SAMH is looking for people to join our established teams 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 & practical support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living to promote and enable independence. A commitment to person centred approaches and outcomes is essential.

This role can be challenging and rewarding at the same time so you’ll not only need good communication skills but also patience, resilience, self awareness and compassion. The ideal support worker will enjoy working with people; you will be enthusiastic, passionate and flexible in your 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 mental health problems 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 services which involves a variety of shift patterns, early shifts, evening shifts, weekend shifts also be part of the on-calls rota for the service.

Closing date for all applications is Tuesday 31 January 2017 @ 12 noon.
Interviews for the posts will be held Thursday 09 February 2017.

Application forms and job descriptions are available on our website www.samh.org.uk

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of qualifications declared on the application form are required for these posts.


Pay Scale: 10 - 10
Salary: £16088.00 - £16088.00
Hours: 0.00 PER WEEK
Type: PERMANENT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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DATABASE OFFICER

Vacancy Summary

Title: DATABASE OFFICER
Reference: W371
Closing Date: 03/02/2017

Location; Edinburgh

SAMH is delivering on its most ambitious fundraising strategy ever and we have an exciting opportunity to join the team as our Database Officer, leading on the development and maintenance of the SAMH supporter management database.

As our Database Officer, you will be passionate about relationship management, have excellent attention to detail and experienced in delivering the highest quality data.

SAMH wants you to help us achieve our aim of inspiring everyone in Scotland who cares about mental health to support our activities.

The successful candidates will be required to have Disclosure Scotland, Right to Work in UK and reference checks.

Closing date for all applications will be Friday 03 February 2017 @ 12 noon
Interviews will take place on Monday 13 February 2017 in Edinburgh




Pay Scale: 31 - 35
Salary: £26502.00 - £29449.00
Hours: 37.5 PER WEEK
Type: PERMANENT

PVG Scheme Membership is required for this post

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