Diverse Lived Experience Project
Glasgow Association for Mental Health is one of the principal providers of community mental health services in Greater Glasgow. It aims to provide high quality support both to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties and to their carers. GAMH is committed to the principles of Recovery and to raising the awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues.
GAMH has been awarded funding from See Me (Scotland’s National Programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination), for an initial period of 12 months to design and implement a programme of activity that empowers individuals and communities to address mental health stigma in settled Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in Glasgow.
The Senior Project Worker will be responsible for working with the Young People’s Manager to initially scope and define the programme. The focus of the project will be to empower those with lived experience to influence, campaign and carry out awareness raising activities; engage with a range of organisations and partners; and identify opportunities for joint working.
The successful applicant will also be responsible for contributing to project evaluations, reports and sharing learning from the project.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of mental health stigma and discrimination; have experience of working with BME communities; and using community development approaches.
Knowledge of the SSSC’s Codes of Practice and the National Care Standards and how this framework applies to practice is preferred for all posts. A qualification at SVQ2 or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards achieving this qualification is essential.
All applicants must be able to work flexibly; some early morning, evening and weekend working will be required. Full induction and training will be provided.
GAMH aims to promote equality of opportunity in service delivery as well as in employment practice. To achieve this, we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Accordingly if you have any particular requirements regarding your application please contact Laura Middell, Central Resources Manager, on 0141 552 5592.
Application packs are available from: GAMH, St Andrews by the Green,
33 Turnbull Street, Glasgow G1 5PR – Tel: 0141 552 5592.
Closing date for applications: Friday 28th June 2019
This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. An offer of work with Glasgow Association for Mental Health will be subject to the outcome of this check being satisfactory.