Post: Senior Practitioner – Outreach and Resource Centre, Annandale and Eskdale

Location / Hours: 35 Hours per week

Salary: £21,336 per annum

Salary Banding: SiMS Level 4

Contract: Permanent

Reporting to: Locality Manager, East Dumfries and Galloway

Interview dates: Friday 26th August

Closing date: Thursday 18th August

About the Role:

Are you interested in joining an award-winning Scottish charity whose aim is to provide support to people whose lives are affected by mental health or mental welfare issues? Support in Mind Scotland have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Practitioner to join our team in Annandale and Eskdale to cover our Outreach work in the community by supporting people in their own homes and within our resource centre in Annan.

We are looking for an individual with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental ill health through one-to-one and group support, ensuring support is person-centred and suited towards individual needs. You will enable people to develop social connections and increase confidence, as well as working closely with partners in the community to identify gaps in the services and ensure development plan outcomes are met.

You will understand the need for a compassionate, non-judgemental approach to supporting people and work closely with colleagues to develop services and ensure they are connected to the community.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or have relevant experience of working in health and social care and mental health. You will have experience of delivering a Registered Service and meeting Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) requirements and should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Why join us:

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.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes 37 days’ holiday, enhanced sick pay, season ticket loan, Cycle to Work scheme, access to a Blue Light card, regular support and supervision, flexible and blended working patterns to help with work-life balance, additional leave for care and dependent responsibilities, and 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme giving free legal, financial and medical advice, and support when coping with life’s difficulties and challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and kinds of life experiences.

To Apply:

Please visit our recruitment platform BreathHR where you can find the full application pack. 

Please email your completed application pack to join@supportinmindscotland.org.uk by midday on 18th August 2022. With: Recruitment – Confidential Senior Practitioner, Annandale and Eskdale, in your email subject line.

Interviews will be held face to face. 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.

About Us:

Support in Mind Scotland provides unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. We believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges and joys of everyday life.

Our person-centred support means the people we work with have more opportunity, can build confidence and social skills and become more integrated to their community. By building connections and support around individual needs, we look at the bigger picture and not just the illness by taking a holistic approach and ensure lived experience is at the heart of everything we do.