Post: Practitioner (Suicide Bereavement Support), Highlands. (5 Posts)

Location:  Home based in the highland, with the option of being based in our Inverness or other Highland offices once Covid - 19 restrictions are eased

Salary: £12,801 per annum (£21,336 FTE)

Hours:  Part Time, 21 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term to 31 March 2023 (Possible extension subject to continuous funding)

Interview dates: Week beginning 14 June 2021

Closing date: 9 June 2021

 

About the Role:

Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity to join its new Suicide Bereavement Support Service in the Highland.

We are seeking individuals who want to support their community, help families affected by suicide and who have a good understanding of compassionate, person-centred support work.

The Scottish Government, in its “Suicide Prevention Action Plan, 2018”, committed to provide “timely and effective support for those affected by suicide across Scotland”. This firm commitment to provide support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide is being addressed by the piloting of a new, national, rapid-response service.

This service will be provided in partnership between Support in Mind Scotland, who will primarily provide support in the Highlands, and Penumbra, who will primarily provide support in Ayrshire and Arran. Both organisations will collaborate to deliver the best possible outcomes for families bereaved by suicide.

The service is not an alternative to specialist mental health services or a substitute for bereavement counselling. Instead, it is designed to be a supportive liaison service that can offer practical assistance at a distressing time, by providing early advice and assistance to bereaved families, practical support (e.g. help with arranging a funeral and advice on financial issues), safety plans, assessments of need, and by signposting to local support organisations. The service will take referrals from a wide range of sources including community groups and statutory and third sector agencies, as well as self-referrals.

Working primarily across your assigned region(s) in the highland, you will be part of a joint-agency team that includes colleagues from both charities. Offering early advice and assistance, you will provide telephone, online and face-to-face support to bereaved family members and connect them with specialist local services in their area. You will also build connections with organisations and groups that can support bereaved families. Your work will involve some travel within the Highlands during the working day.

If you are interested in enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver this innovative and vital new service to the Scottish community, and you feel that your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

 

Why join us?

Support in Mind Scotland is an award-winning Scottish charity that provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

We are committed to delivering services shaped by the lived experienced of people affected by mental health. We believe in a holistic approach to providing support and aim to empower our service user to make the best use of what help and support is available to them.

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future. In return for your work, passion and dedication, we offer scope for development, a benefit package including 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, regular support & supervision and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

Find out more about Who We Are and What We Do on our Website at supportinmindscotland.org.uk and on Social Media.

 

How to Apply?

Please email your completed application pack to [email protected] by midday 09-06-2021. With: Recruitment –SBS Practitioner, Highlands in your email subject line.

Interviews will be held via video call software. If you are shortlisted to interview, we will provide you with guidance on how to access the interview.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

 

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Support In Mind Scotland is the operating name of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland), a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity Number SC 013649.