2 Positions available, 1 position located in Fife, 1 position located in Falkirk.
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LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
· Personal development and employability programmes
· Self-help coaching
· Supported accommodation
· Care at home
· Housing support
· Social cafes
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. 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)
The Project Worker role involves carrying out training development and the delivery of the trauma-informed Steps to Resilience programmes.
The Employability Services team deals primarily with young people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants. We are delighted to have our work in this area recognised through the SURF 2017 Award for ‘removing barriers to employment’ and the Mentor Networks inclusion award. We support young people by offering valuable work placements and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression, including employability, tenancy and citizenship, youth work and leadership award qualifications. We are actively working towards expanding our services to include adults of any age..
The purpose of the Project Worker role is to support clients/volunteers to achieve their goals and aspirations by providing opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. The Project Worker will be responsible for the recruitment, training and support of clients/volunteers and the development of the Peer Education service. You will provide support to individuals who are unemployed into a positive destination. You will support the achievement of high standards and provide monitoring information in relation to the project’s outcomes.
LinkLiving aims to provide volunteering and ongoing learning and capacity building opportunities to enable more vulnerable people to actively participate in our service. This role will support that aim by ensuring that opportunities are provided to course participants equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community. The Employability Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to individuals, volunteers and course participants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s volunteer programmes and employability services.
The post holder must have a good standard of secondary education including Math’s and English. Due to the role of the Employability Project Worker in delivering group training, we would require you to have experience in the delivery and development of training programmes. You will have experience of working with young people with complex needs/backgrounds and will have the ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers.
It is essential that the post holder has an understanding of issues affecting young people who are excluded and marginalised and demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to people’s emotional and social health. The postholder will have knowledge and understanding the of employability sector, Peer Education and volunteering initiatives.
The Project Worker will have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills and will have a non judgemental attitude and willingness to embrace diversity.
You must be able to prioritise and plan your own and other members of the team workload and will have the ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary, employability networks and statutory agencies.
The postholder must have a current driving license and access to a roadworthy car.
For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack.