Job Description

LOCATION:5 Leamington Terrace, EH10 4JW
SALARY:£19,626 – £20,319 per year
POSITION TYPE:Full Time & Part Time
HOURS:37.5 hours per week

Job Title: Mental Health & Wellbeing Worker

Responsible To: Support Manager

Salary: £19,626 – £20,319 per annum (£10.06 – £10.42 p/h)

Working Hours: Full time and part time posts available

Location: Edinburgh

Leave: 33 days per annum including public holidays

Special Conditions: Local travel, evenings, weekends, sleepovers


Job Summary

Mental Health & Wellbeing Workers work in small collaborative teams to provide people with recovery focused support to enhance their mental wellbeing. In line with Penumbra’s values, Mental Health & Wellbeing Workers assist people who use the service to work towards their individual outcomes and identified goals, as detailed in their personal plan.


Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist people who use the service to work toward their identified goals, and move towards a brighter future as per the agreed personal plan.
  • Use Penumbra’s Recovery tools (e.g. I.ROC, HOPE toolkit)
  • Assist with personal care when required.
  • Update and maintain relevant recording systems, including computer-based systems.
  • Meet regularly with other team members to review progress, approach concerns and plans for moving forward
  • Assist in project work as required.
  • Work in cooperation with colleagues, and staff from other agencies.
  • Work in accordance to Penumbra’s policies and procedures.
  • Work effectively with other members of the team, and liaise effectively with families, agencies, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • Register with the SSSC as appropriate and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements.
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required.


Person Specification



  • Good level of educational attainment
  • SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, as defined by the SSSC, or willingness and ability to achieve within a specified period


Knowledge and Experience


·      Experience of being in a supportive and enabling role


  • Experience working with a person-centred approach
  • Experience of working in the mental health field


Core Competency – Working with Others


  • Builds good working relationships with team members.
  • Works co-operatively with other professionals as required.


Core Competency – Learn and Apply


  • Is aware of own strengths and development needs.
  • Demonstrates commitment to keeping knowledge, understanding and skills up to date.


Core Competency – Communication




  • Speaks and writes clearly and accurately and ensures the message is understood.
  • Explains clearly and accurately issues, policies, procedures and other pertinent information.
  • Conveys sensitive or contentious information tactfully.


Core Competency – Managing Self


  •  Is open to change and continually improving practice.
  •  Has the awareness of when to ask for help and has the confidence to do so, where appropriate.


Core Competency – Professionalism


  • Demonstrates a commitment to Penumbra’s values.
  • Works to policies, procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains sound ethical and professional standards at all times.
  • Has a clear understanding of confidentiality, disclosing information only to those who have the right and need to know.
  • Projects a positive image of Penumbra at all times.

Role Specific Competency – Supporting People


  • Supports individuals in line with organisational values, policies and procedures.
  • Understands recovery and works with a recovery focused approach.
  • Consistently works with a person-centered approach.
  • Supports supported peoples’ rights to control their lives and make informed choices about the services they receive.
  • Protects the rights and promote the interests of supported people.


Closing date: Monday 4th April 2022 at 7pm.

Interview dates: 26th and 27th April 2022.


Please direct any queries to Debbie McLachlan –