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Support Worker (full-time), Edinburgh

Location: Stafford Centre, Edinburgh
Salary: 21,439.05 per annum, pro-rata
Hours: Full-time 35 hours a week -Monday – Friday 9am to 4:30pm.
Closing date: Midday, 2nd October 2023

How to apply

Submit your application via our BreatheHR portal. Applications must be received by 12pm on 2nd October 2023. Please do remember to click ‘upload’ after attaching your application form on the portal.

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. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

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 ill health? Our highly skilled team in the Stafford Centre is looking for someone with a passion and understanding for the issues faced by adults with severe and enduring mental health issues, who are looking to use their skills and experience in the field of mental health to make an impact on people’s lives and support them on their recovery journey.

Change Mental Health provides support throughout Scotland and offers a range of services to people directly affected by a mental health issue and to those who care for them, whether family, friend or supporter.

In this varied and challenging role, you will support service users to engage with all aspects of the service and support and empower clients to manage their mental health and become more integrated within the wider community.

Who are we looking for?

You will be creative and solution focused be a committed and dynamic team player who is able to work as part of a highly skilled team and is passionate about working with individuals directly affected by mental health issues and those who care for them. You should be educated to SVQ Level 2 or its equivalent and have experience of working with people in groups.

Applicants should have a clear understanding of the issues faced by people affected by mental illness and experience of working in a social care setting.  The appointee will have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to user empowerment and the principles of recovery.

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 Change Mental Health 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!


  • 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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