Pillar Kincardine is a local Mental Health organisation whose mission is to improve the lives of adults living in Kincardine and Mearns coping with emotional, social or mental health challenges. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Mental Health Project Worker to join our team based in Stonehaven. We are looking for a dedicated individual who wants to make a real difference in our clients’ lives. Working as a Mental Health Project Worker, you will be helping clients to develop the skills and resources they need to better manage their mental health and well-being. If you think you would enjoy working as part of an experienced and innovative team in a role that is never dull, we want to hear from you.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Assist people who use the service to work toward individual goals identified through Personal Support and Action Planning.
- Assessment and allocation of services that will enable the individuals to better self-manage their mental and physical health.
- Maintain a personal caseload using organisational processes to meet individual support needs of people using the service.
- Plan and facilitate individual and group recovery programmes in line with the organisation’s development strategy.
- Accurately maintain and update client records using specified computer-based systems, preparing written reports as required.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality and professional boundaries on all matters relating to the work of Pillar Kincardine and those referred to and/or using its services.
- Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
- Participate in training activities and staff meetings as required.
- Work in a co-operative manner as a member of the staff team under the direction of the Service Manager.
- Work within the organisation’s policies, procedures and good practice guidelines.
Skills and Experience Required:
- A good level of relevant educational attainment in a relevant field at SVQ level 5 or equivalent.
- I.T. skills to a good standard in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Experience working in a Mental Health service or in another area of support work in either a paid or voluntary capacity.
- A sound knowledge and understanding of the SSSC Codes of Practice and National Care Standards.
- SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or willingness to work towards.
- Ability to work well in a team setting but can also work autonomously.
- Full clean driving licence and access to own car is desirable.
The ideal candidate:
- Is an active listener, with a flexible approach and a flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload.
- Has the ability to motivate and engage people in a range of recovery based activities.
- Has a good understanding of mental health issues and how they affect peopleIs passionate about the principles of person-centred support.
- Has excellent people skill, an approachable attitude and a good sense of humour.
- Is keen to develop their knowledge and skills and attend training as required.
- Has a strong work ethic and commitment to the role.
- Has good communication and organisational skillsHas experience in group facilitation and presentation skills.
- Has experience in youth work.
A Disclosure Scotland PVG check for regulated work with adults and children is required for this role.
To apply please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of Gillian Grochla.
Informal inquiries can be made to 01569 767 222.