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Outreach Worker, Ross-shire

Post: Outreach Worker
Location: Ross-shire, Highlands
Salary: £23,000.63 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part time, 14 hours per week. Flexible working options will be considered.
Contract: Fixed term, 12 months maternity cover.
Reporting to: Lesley Collins, Outreach and Resource Centre Manager
Closing date: 31st March 2023

How to apply

To apply, please complete the online application form on BreatheHR by 31st March 2023.

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 the role

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join our service in Ross-shire.

You will work mainly on a one to one basis in the community, and/or in people’s homes having responsible for one to one support including carrying a case load and developing and reviewing personal support plans. You will work autonomously being able to judge when you refer to your Manager, taking responsibility for your own work.

You will also have a lead role in developing the Service, through collaboration with the people who use the service, the Centre staff, your colleagues across the Highland Team and colleagues in stakeholder organisations, including voluntary sector agencies, NHS Highland and other statutory bodies. Working alongside our Highland Area team, the role offers you an opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by mental health issues.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the mental health field or in another area of support work, an SVQ3 (or equivalent) qualification in Health and Social Care.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.

If you are interested in this opportunity but unsure that you have all of the qualifications and experience required, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion.

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

If you are passionate about assisting Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches the criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits:

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card
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