LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,500 people a year.
Whilst we support people of all ages, we have a particular specialism in working with people affected by trauma and in supporting young people.
Over the last decade we have increasingly become recognised for our approach to supporting young people to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills and experience necessary for successfully managing key transitions in their lives, including leaving care, moving into their own tenancy, achieving positive destinations.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first.
Our values are:
* Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
* Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
* Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
* Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
We're seeking to recruit some great support workers to work in our new project in Grangemouth. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
This exciting new service has been designed by Falkirk Council in consultation with care experienced young people. It aims to provide a stepping stone from local authority care to independent living by providing intensive support to enable young people to develop the skills needed to successfully maintain their tenancies. For a better understanding of LinkLiving's approach to delivering this type of service please click here.
We have a great opportunity for Support Workers to join our team and be part of an innovative new supported accommodation service for care experienced young people, delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council. Your main role will be to support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living.
You will need to be able to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives. You will ideally have some experience of multi-agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of the challenges faced by care experienced young people.
The service will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so flexible working will be required to meet the needs of individual service users and the needs of the service.
What you will need
Personal values which align to those of LinkLiving.
Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) - for example, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6.
Ability to meet the standards of care set out in the national Health and Social Care Standards.
Ability to meet the requirements of membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
An approach which is flexible, practical, proactive and reliable.
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification on our online recruitment portal.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk
LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities
The Walled Garden is around a half acre of ground within Dollar Park, Falkirk.
Falkirk Justice Services renovated the walled garden after it fell into disrepair and Cyrenians assumed responsibility for the day to day management of the garden in August 2015.
The aim of the garden is to manage a programme of maintenance and development for those on community payback orders to participate in, and to bring back into use a beautiful space that is open to public.
The post holder will be responsible for the support and management of people on community payback orders and the engagement of volunteers to ensure that we meet these aims.
We are looking for a skilled and dynamic individual with a “can do” attitude and a genuine interest in gardens and working outdoors. Knowledge of the Justice system is desirable and excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to motivate and inspire participants to get the most out of the opportunities that the garden presents. You should also have the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.
Please note as this role is inclusive of supervising people on Community Payback Orders there is a fixed working pattern requirement of working a Saturday.
Do you like data and would you like to be part of a fantastic charitable organisation? At Change Grow Live we look at the data and carry out research and analysis to make sure that everything we recommend is not just safe, but the most effective treatment too. And we'll never stop learning and looking for new evidence either.
Your role as a senior data analyst for the Scottish services is a very important role and you will be part of a wider data management team from Change Grow Live.
You will work closely with your colleagues and will have the opportunity to work flexibly in all services throughout Edinburgh & Lothians and Forth Valley. Our staff have a wealth of experience, knowledge, expertise and a willingness to ensure our service users get the best from our services, so being a team player is important along with a can-do attitude.
We work with vulnerable and marginalised individuals and our services offer drug and alcohol interventions in a wide variety of settings including; criminal justice, assertive outreach, harm reduction, needle exchange and counselling. Data is collected from all aspects of the service model as described above. You will need a thorough understanding of ISD, Waiting Times and DIP data processes and should have excellent advanced IT skills in Excel. You will be responsible for undertaking data analysis and be able to manipulate large and complex data, with an understanding of database architecture to utilise the data.
If you think you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team and understand the importance of the information, we collate then we would really like to hear from you.