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Employment Specialist

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21,819.00 per year



Glasgow UK


Full time

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Feb 17, 2017

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Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland?s national mental health charity.  Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others.  These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.  For Scotland?s Mental HealthEMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST x 2 (Ref: N504), Fixed Term 12 monthsBased in Glasgow From £21,819, 37.5 hours per week  The SAMH National Employment Team operates high quality services to support customers to access and sustain employment. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team and make a positive impact on the lives of the customers we support. This is the most challenging and rewarding job you may ever apply for.  The positive impact you can make on peoples? lives will be down to the quality of support you provide as well as knowing your work will positively improve the lives? of your customers and the wider community. The role of the SAMH Employment Specialist has its challenges and opportunities for you and the people you will support into employment.  You are expected to deliver very high standards and performance targets in an environment where everyone wants the best for the customer. Your attitude and personality matter as much as your skills and experiences. We are looking for initiative, creativity, energy and determination because, as an SAMH Employment Specialist, you?ll be supporting a diverse set of unemployed customers to find lasting jobs. They will each require different support so you?ll be doing a job that?s varied, challenging and genuinely rewarding. Whatever your experience, we need people with an open-minded, determined attitude who can motivate and inspire both themselves and their customers to succeed. You will need to be comfortable working on your own initiative without the day to day presence of line management and one of your strengths will be building and maintaining positive relationships.   As this post will involve travel to meet customers in various locations a full driving licence and access to your own transport is essential.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. Closing date for all applications is 12 noon, Friday3rd March 2017 Interviews will take place on Wednesday 8th March 2017.  Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website .  Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to , no other form of application will be accepted.      

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Scottish Association For Mental Health

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