Mental Health Support Worker

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An opportunity has become available for 3 full-time Mental Health Support Workers to be based within Community Mental Health Services in Inverness and surrounding areas. The aim is to increase the existing Mental Health Support...

An opportunity has become available for 3 full-time Mental Health Support Workers to be based within Community Mental Health Services in Inverness and surrounding areas. The aim is to increase the existing Mental Health Support work establishment in order to improve targeted Support provision to individuals with moderate to severe Mental Health problems.  The purpose of these posts is to provide support to individuals experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems and who are on the caseload of the trained staff within the team. The post holder will be required to work to a specific plan of care for service user and to contribute to initiating, developing and reviewing the care plan.

The support worker will be expected to work within a recovery model, utilising a person centred approach in order to work towards maximising independence for all service users.  The work will be interesting and varied and will include working with individuals in their own homes and the community and will at times include inreach support to individuals who are inpatients in New Craigs hospital in order to support Discharge Planning and Transition.  The successful candidate will be an individual who is enthusiastic, person centred and outcome focused in their approach and who has experience or an interest in working within Mental Health Services.

Candidates should be educated to SVQ level 3 (Health and Social Care) or equivalent or be willing to work towards this within a given timescale.

Informal enquiries can be made to Carol Spratt on carol.spratt@nhs.scot.

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

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