Mental Health Support Worker

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Mental Health Urgent/Emergency Care support worker

Cowal and Bute

band 3  0.7 wte

Weekend working is essential and is allocated on a rota basis

Permanent  


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced community mental health support worker to work within our newly developing Urgent/Emergency Care Mental Health Service within the beautiful rural location of Argyll and Bute.

You should be able to work in a creative and compassionate way, under guidance from the Urgent/Emergency care practitioner,  to provide high quality support to people who present in  mental health crisis to A and E/Police Colleagues within your locality.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of mental health issues. Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills are essential.

The successful candidate will be motivated and will exhibit enthusiasm and passion in working within this field to deliver a responsive and compassionate person centred, high quality urgent/emergency care response and escort service. Multi-disciplinary working and communication is essential to this post and the post holder will be required to build excellent working relationships with our partners such as police colleagues and A and E departments.

This post will require the successful person to provide a vital supporting role to the band 6 practitioner, the wider care team, offer intensive support in the local place of safety as directed by the senior practitioner and provide an escort provision to hospital if required.

The successful candidate will exhibit enthusiasm regarding multi-disciplinary working, and feel confident in working as an integral member of the extended  care team to ensure safe and effective care to enhance the patients and carers experience of care.

Informal Enquiries To: 

Patrick McIntyre, UEMHT Team Lead

patrick.macintyre@nhs.scot

What is it like to work for the Health and Social Care Partnership in Argyll and Bute? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT


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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.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.






Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork






NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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