LinkLiving
LinkLiving

Charity registered in Scotland SC032418

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years. We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs. We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire. LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Current vacancies

Support Worker – SOYA (Supporting our Young Adults)

  • Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th August 2020

The Role

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

Link are looking for Support Workers who can build 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.

This successful applicant will primarily 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.

What we need from you:

The role requires a someone who can demonstrate LinkLiving’s core 4 values required for this role:

• 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)

We are looking for someone who is empathetic and can listen to others. The successful candidate must be comfortable building relationships and not judge the needs of others. In addition the successful candidate must be able to make decisions on their own, and as part of a team, and be responsible for these decisions.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values.

For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification.

What’s in it for you?

Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

As a Link employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. The successful candidate is required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

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Support Worker – Steps to Success

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 13th August 2020

The Role

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

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. As a key worker, 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.

What we need from you:

Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our key 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)

We're seeking to recruit some great support workers to work in our new project, Steps to Success, in Grangemouth. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

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.

We also would require a willingness from you 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.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Empathy, Respect, Integrity, Caring.

For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack

What’s in it for you?

Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

As a Link employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Successful applicants will also be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Shortlist

Senior Support Worker – SOYA (Supporting Our Young Adults)

  • Full time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th August 2020

The Role

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

Reporting to the Service Manager, the Senior Support Worker is responsible for coordinating a team of support workers to provide a range of services and support to a wide range of service user groups. The Senior Support Worker will carry out regular supervisions with staff and help to coach and mentor them in their roles.

In addition to providing leadership to the team of support workers, the Senior will be responsible for establishing the volunteering element of the service, identifying and setting up opportunities for the young people in the project in line with contractual requirements. Working with colleagues in Link Academy, the Senior will also be responsible for the delivery of group work sessions within the project.

The Senior Support Worker will also meet with service users and carry out assessments with new and current service users in order to ensure the appropriate level of support is given.

What we need from you:

The postholder will be expected to demonstrate LinkLiving’s core values of:

• 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 Senior Support Worker will be required to oversee the team of Support Workers and foster effective team working, ensuring the team functions well overall by undertaking, for example, team planning, sharing lessons learned and implementing new ways of working.

The successful applicant will need to be able to develop warm and effective relationships with service users supporting them to cope with their lives and undertake a variety of duties in order to do so.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency.

For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack.

What’s in it for you?

Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

As a Link employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Successful applicants will also be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Shortlist

Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Fife
  • Closing 17th August 2020

The Role

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

Link is looking for Support Workers to join the Fife Support Service Team in LinkLiving to provide care at home and/or housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes. Link is looking for individuals to provide support to individuals who may normally feel isolated and look at ways they can help integrate these individuals feel part of their community and help engage them into utilising services available to them.

What we need from you:

The postholder will be expected to demonstrate LinkLiving’s core values of:

• 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)

We also need you to be able to establish supportive relationships with people we help. The successful candidate will need to be willing to support individuals in their homes and assist individuals with daily tasks and support them with applying for benefits and services.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Responsibility, Empathy, Social Impact, Participate, Equality, Challenge and Transparency.

For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

What’s in it for you?

Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

As a Link employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Successful applicants are required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

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Support Workers (Care Leavers)

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £19,990
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 9th February 2020

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.

The Service

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.

The Job

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.

Further Information

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

The Deal

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

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Self Help Coach

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,084 – £24,859
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 1st March 2020

The purpose of the job is to deliver an exciting new project which is supported by the Scottish Government's Survivor Support Innovation and Development Fund. 'Better than Well' will support adult survivors of childhood trauma in Fife, particularly those who have found it difficult to engage with other services and will be open to all adult survivors, but there will be an additional effort to engage with survivors who have experienced homelessness.

Engaging with a range of community facilities across Fife, The Self Help Coach will support people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, low mood and stress.

The postholder will provide includes enabling people to recognise, understand and manage their symptoms and support them to take the steps they need to take to maintain good mental health. The Self Help Coach will develop good networking links with a range of external services and will introduce people to additional specialist sources of support, encouraging people to develop good personal networks and stronger connections with their community. They will also occasionally co-facilitate service promotion and training sessions to staff teams external / internal

Other key responsibilities of the Self Help Coach is to maintain accurate, up-to-date and secure records of the people they support, and to participate in regular clinical and non-clinical support and supervision.

You will need:

  • Educated to diploma level (or equivalent) with experience of approaches to self help techniques and/or CBT approach
  • Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalised
  • To be able to actively contribute to team working
  • A knowledge of mental health self help resources and a commitment to their use
  • An ability to building equal and positive relationships with people
  • Good communication skills in a variety of situations
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness to people's emotional and social health
  • Demonstrable experience of using a person centred approach

The deal

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.

We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.

LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Annual leave and benefits

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.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

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Project Worker – HoME Service

  • Part time
  • £21,084 – £24,859 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th March 2020

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 a person with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Project Worker within our HoME service. The aim of the project is to provide additional support to Link tenants who have complex needs which cannot be met by other services. These tenants are often not in contact with, or not a priority for, statutory services, so when they are in a crisis it can be difficult for them to get help when they need it.

You will support Link tenants to maintain their tenancies through opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will listen to our tenants to understand their needs and offer specialist support, working closely with housing officers as well as staff teams within LinkLiving.

We are looking for a highly motivated and engaging Project Worker who will take responsibility to support our tenants by providing high quality support both on a 1:1 and groupwork basis. You will have a non-judgemental approach and will tailor the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.

This postholder will ensure that support is provided to tenants which aims to equip them with the skills to manage their tenancy, engage with their wider community and take up learning and employment opportunities, where appropriate. We are seeking an individual who is proactive, has excellent communications skills and who is able to build effective relationships with other agencies and services that will be useful to tenants, and actively promote LinkLiving’s services.

You will need:

  • Experience of co-ordinating training courses.
  • Experience of supporting people to develop independent living skills
  • Ability and understanding of how to work with people who have complex needs
  • Experience of supporting clients with complex issues
  • Knowledge and understanding the of skills needed for independent living knowledge of the agencies set up to support people to live independently

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 on our online recruitment portal.

Our company

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.

We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.

LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Annual leave and benefits

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.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

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Project Worker (Older Persons’ Service)

  • Full time
  • £21,084 – £24,859
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 12th March 2020

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 a person with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Worker to join our Older Persons Service which promotes social inclusion opportunities for vulnerable people. This involves providing 1-1 volunteer befriending in peoples own homes, within their communities, and support with social engagement opportunities for members and carers through our drop in social cafes. The Project Worker will be given autonomy and will be responsible for their own workload, daily decision making and be expected to work with minimum supervision.

The purpose of the job is to recruit, train and support volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become actively engaged and included within their communities. A key part of the role is maximizing user involvement and choice whilst promoting and developing innovative practice.

We’re looking for a highly motivated and engaging Project Worker who will provide regular support, guidance and training to volunteers and a small staff team. They will be an excellent communicator who is able to develop relationships with relevant agencies and other services to maximise opportunities for the people we support.

You will need:

  • Relevant qualification in Volunteer management, e.g. City and Guilds Level 3 Management of Volunteers
  • Experience of co-ordinating and supervising a team
  • Ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers
  • Knowledge and understanding the voluntary sector and volunteering initiatives
  • Experience delivering community projects
  • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes and knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure project is effective

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 on ouronline recruitment portal.

Our company

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.

We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.

LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Annual leave and benefits

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.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

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Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,550 – £19,990
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th March 2020

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

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.

LinkLiving's Edinburgh Service is a visiting housing support service, delivered by six area-based teams which work across Edinburgh. As well as enabling people affected by mental health problems to live as independently as possible in their own homes, we engage with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure the people we work with get the support they need.

Visiting housing support

We deliver visiting housing support to around 180 people in Scotland's capital who experience a variety of mental health problems. Our support includes:

  • Engaging with people and professionals who have an interest in their welfare.
  • Equipping people with skills and tools to help them manage their mental health
  • Creating personal support plans to help the people achieve the outcomes they desire

Recovery-based approach

We work from a recovery-based perspective, which means we enable the people we support to live a good life - as defined by them - with or without symptoms.

We use conversations and plans to help people identify their long-term ambitions and short-terms goals and develop strategies for achieving them.

We recognise the importance of the home as the base from which people can work towards recovery. We provide support in all aspects of maintaining a home, with an emphasis on developing people's skills to look after and sustain their home independently.

The role of communities

We also recognise the role which communities can play in recovery. We connect the people we work with appropriate sources of local support and with networks and organisations which deliver social benefits, including a sense of belonging, community and purpose.

Putting people at the centre

We appreciate that the mental health problems experienced by the people we work with can sometimes have a significant adverse impact on their lives, so we take time to help them to recognise, understand and manage their symptoms.

At all times, our support is flexible, person-centred and responsive to the changing needs of the people we work with.

The job

We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Comely Green Service.

In this role, you will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

Working in partnership

Multi-agency working is an important part of the job. You will develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations. By understanding the assistance, they offer and maintaining strong links with partner agencies, you will extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.

You will work as part of a team while managing your own workload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. You will take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision. You will participate in a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance your experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.

Using technology to deliver the best service

You will embrace technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will be given a laptop and smart phone to access Carista, our integrated social care management system. You will use Carista to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people you work with.

Your working hours

Your core days of work will be Monday to Friday, while you will workaround one in six weekends. Occasional flexible working will be required, as and when needed, to meet the needs of the people we support and our service.

What you will need

Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which 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) An understanding of the issues affecting service users is also an essential requirement of the role.

Successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC within six 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 in the Job information Pack.

About us

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.

We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.

LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Annual leave and benefits.

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

This post is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership

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Support Worker – Fife Accommodation with Support Service

  • Full time
  • £17,550 – £19,990
  • West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 2nd April 2020

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything wedo 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 a Support Worker to work in our Fife Accommodation Service. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Job

As a Support Worker with the Fife Accommodation Service within West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy, you will deliver a housing support service to service users residing in West Bridge Mill to enable people to live as independently as possible on their own, supporting individuals to develop practical household skills.

You will provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation. You will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live a good life. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

The role requires you to develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.

You will be part of a team while managing your own caseload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. You will take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision.

You will be expected to utilise technology effectively to help deliver the best possible service to the people we support including to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people we work with.

LinkLiving will provide you with opportunities to participate in a range of learning and development activities to enhance you experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.

What you will need

Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which 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)

You will also need:

A willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.*

Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.

An understanding of the issues affecting service users.

An ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

To demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion.

*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 in the Job information Pack above.

To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk

The Deal

Link is a group of eight social enterprise companies which provide a wide range of services in 26 local authority areas across Scotland. We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.

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.

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Support Worker – Fife Accommodation with Support Service

  • Part time
  • £17,550 – £19,990 pro-rata
  • West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 11th May 2020

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything wedo 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 a Support Worker to work in our Fife Accommodation Service. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Job

As a Support Worker with the Fife Accommodation Service within West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy, you will deliver a housing support service to service users residing in West Bridge Mill to enable people to live as independently as possible on their own, supporting individuals to develop practical household skills.

You will provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation. You will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live a good life. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

The role requires you to develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.

You will be part of a team while managing your own caseload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. You will take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision.

You will be expected to utilise technology effectively to help deliver the best possible service to the people we support including to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people we work with.

LinkLiving will provide you with opportunities to participate in a range of learning and development activities to enhance you experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.

What you will need

Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which 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)

You will also need:

A willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.*

Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.

An understanding of the issues affecting service users.

An ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

To demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion.

*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 in the Job information Pack above.

To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk

The Deal

Link is a group of eight social enterprise companies which provide a wide range of services in 26 local authority areas across Scotland. We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.

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.

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Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 21st May 2020

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.

The Service

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.

The Job

Key Worker Role

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. As a key worker, 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. This means you will work within a six week rolling rota that staffs the project over a 24 hour period. The rota allows you to plan your life in advance as you will always know what shift pattern your working week fall into. We have included the shift patterns in the advert for you to view.

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.

The Deal

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

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

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Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd June 2020

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, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

At Linkliving, our values are at the heart of everything we do to ensure that all support provides an effective, caring and responsive service.

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.

LinkLiving's Edinburgh Service is a visiting housing support service, delivered by six area-based teams which work across Edinburgh. As well as enabling people affected by mental health problems to live as independently as possible in their own homes, we engage with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure the people we work with have an individually tailored package of care to suit their needs.

The job

We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Edinburgh Services.

In this role, you will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

Your working hours

We are recruiting for a full-time Support Worker and a part-time (evenings) Support Worker to join the team. The core days of work will be Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, while you will workaround one in five weekends. Occasional flexible working will be required, as and when needed, to meet the needs of the people we support and our service. Evening shifts are from 5pm-10pm.

Position one = Full-time role, 37.5 hours per week

Position two = Part-time role (evenings), 25 hours per week

Please state in the ‘Match to job Requirements’ section on your application which role you wish to be considered for.

What you will need

Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which 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)

An understanding of the issues affecting service users is also an essential requirement of the role.

Successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC within six 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 in the Job information Pack.

About us

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years. We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs. We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.

LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Annual leave and benefits.

LinkLiving offers a range of employee benefits, including:

· Travel expenses and paid travel time between service user visits

· Fully funded SVQ training on completion of probationary period

· Up to 38 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

· Company mobile phone and laptop

· Contributory pension scheme and other benefits

· Payment of PVG updates and SSSC registration

· Induction and shadowing with experienced Support Workers

· Westfield Health Service and Westfield Rewards including various retail discounts

This post is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership.

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