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SAMH - Support Practitioner
Post: Support Practitioner
Hours: £19,266 + sleepover & on-call payments
Salary: 37.5 hrs
Location: Glenrothes & Kirkcaldy
SAMH provides supported accommodation services in Fife. The service is run across two sites in Fife (Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy) and is registered as Care at Home with Housing support. It is looking for a Support Practitioner to join its tea. 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, and 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 this post will involve a variety of shift patterns including sleepovers, evening and weekends 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.
The closing date is 12.00 on Friday 17 June 2022. Interviews will be week commencing 20 June 2022. Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from SAMH's website. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and e-mailed back, no other form of application will be accepted.