GLASGOW ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Glasgow Association for Mental Health is one of the principal providers of mental health services in Greater Glasgow. It aims to provide high quality support both to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties and their carers. GAMH is committed to the principles of social inclusion and to raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues.
We wish to appoint the following:
RELIEF WORKERS (Reference RW)
(Assistant Project Worker level)
£8.45 per hour – the Living Wage
(Full time and part time posts available)
Relief Workers are required to provide cover in our Self Directed Support and Community Services teams across the city. Shifts are planned six weekly in advance and relief staff will be allocated working hours as per service requirements. Relief Workers will be supporting people in their own home with aspects of daily living, social and recreational activities, as well as enabling them to develop meaningful relationships and establish links within the local area.
Applicants for all posts must be able to demonstrate the values and attitude required to work with people who are living with mental health problems and who may have complex needs.
Knowledge of the SSSC’s Codes of Practice and the National Care Standards and how this framework applies to practice is preferred for all posts. A qualification at SVQ2 or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards achieving this qualification is essential.
All applicants must be able to work flexibly; some early morning, evening and weekend working will be required. Full induction and training will be provided.
GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Resources Manager, on 0141 552 5592.
These posts are regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.
Application packs are available from: GAMH, St Andrews by the Green,
33 Turnbull Street, Glasgow G1 5PR – Tel: 0141 552 5592.