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Support and Development Worker: One to One and Groupwork

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our growing Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team within the Scottish Borders.

Funded by the Scottish Borders Council these posts will work as part of our Borders Team to develop, promote and deliver robust and dynamic 1:1 and Group-based mental health and wellbeing support for people living in the Scottish Borders.

Salary: £24,723, AP4 Pt 27 pro rata (fixed)
Hours: 36.25 hr pw
Location: Scottish Borders 
Contract: Open-ended

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate person to join our Borders team as a Support and Development Worker. You will work alongside the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager and the Borders Team to develop and deliver a robust 1:1 and group work programme for people living across the Scottish Borders.

Your focus will be on developing and delivering group work, on topics such as stress management, anxiety management, resilience and mental health recovery. You will work closely with other Support and Development Workers within the team and professionals to design and deliver groups/courses/workshops, using evidence-based practice, covering the most appropriate topics and issues which are relevant to the people we support. You will be responsible for the development of structured programme of recovery orientated group work which is accessible across the Scottish Borders both online and in person.

You will also hold a caseload of around 5-10 people that you will support on a 1:1 basis to identify their strengths, work towards their goals and realise their potential. Support may include, confidence building, identifying self-management techniques, access and signposting to other support, goal setting and planning.

You will maintain positive and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders, key partners and relevant professionals. Experience of developing and delivering individual and group support services is preferred.

If you have experience of supporting people to improve their mental health and wellbeing, or personal experience of managing your own mental health, we’d love to hear from you!

All staff are presently working from home, with access to the office available for essential work. Under normal working conditions, travel is required across the Scottish Borders: typically, by public transport or by vehicle where public transport is unavailable or infrequent.
Flexibility in working hours will also be expected in order to meet the needs of people we work with.

An application pack is available to download on the right of this page.  If you have difficulties accessing the pack please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR Administrator on 0131 225 8508 or email

For further information contact Rachael Honeyman via email at

Closing date: Monday 6 December, 12 noon
Interview date: December 20 / 21

Please return completed application forms to:

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