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  • SAMH - Senior Practitioner

    Created: 06/03/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Senior Practitioner 
    Job reference: REC1185
    Contract: Permanent
    Hours: 37.5 per week 
    Salary: £23,624 - £26,112 per annum (salary point 19–23)
    Location: Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes 


    About the Role

    Fife Care at Home and Housing Support Service provides support to individuals with severe and enduring mental ill health in their transition from long-term hospital stay to living as independently as they can in the community. The successful candidates must be able to work with the Service Manager and other Senior Practitioners in supporting, mentoring and guiding the team, coordinating the delivery of support across two locations in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes, and completing key working duties including working with service users to define their own support plans.

    What SAMH is looking for

    SAMH is looking for an individual with good leadership and communication skills who can lead a team of Practitioners and work as part of a team. To be part of a rota that includes on-calls, sleepovers and weekend work. The candidate ideally should have an SVQ3 Health & Social Care qualification but this is not essential as SAMH can support you to achieve this.

    What SAMH will provide for you

    You will work in a supportive environment and will be provided with a full induction and training opportunities. You will be given the chance to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as develop professionally. Some of the benefits include:

    • Fully funded SVQ qualification to meet the conditions of your SSSC registration
    • Reimbursement of PVG, Disclosure & SSSC annual fees and registration costs
    • Funded continuous learning and development opportunities, access to over 100 courses online in addition to classroom and virtual training sessions
    • 30 days annual leave rising to 33 after five years’ service
    • Four public holidays
    • Two paid wellbeing days off per year to use on what matters to you
    • Team wellbeing budgets
    • Workplace pension scheme
    • Life Assurance policy 
    • Employee Assistance Programme

    How to apply

    Applications will be dealt with as and when they are received as part of ongoing recruitment for this opportunity. Please note SAMH reserve the right to close this vacancy early should they receive a high level of applicants and would encourage you to submit your application as early as possible

    To apply please visit:

    PVG Scheme Membership, a Right to Work in the UK check and proof of any qualifications declared your application will be required. Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

    The closing date for applications is 11.59am on Friday 05 April 2024.

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