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

Top job! Clinical / Counselling / Health Psychologist

  • Full time
  • £40,872 – £47,846
  • Edinburgh / Fife / Falkirk
  • Closing 25th July 2021

Salary: £40,872.00 - £47,846.00 per annum, dependent on skills and experience (equivalent to NHS Band 7).

Contract Type: 37.5 hours per week, fixed term for 1 year. Primarily Monday to Friday but hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the organisation.

Job category/type: Full-time, fixed term for 1 year.

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

• Befriending

• 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)

All of our services are underpinned by our trauma-informed approach to support delivery and we work with people to overcome challenges and to live full and independent lives.

The Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen within LinkLiving to support our ambition of becoming a fully trauma-informed organisation.

We are seeking to employ a chartered Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychologist to play a lead role in supporting the organisational change required to make this ambition a reality. This is a new post for us and is a rare chance to take a lead role in effecting real change, working closely with senior managers and the Board to ensure commitment to a trauma-informed approach at all levels of the organisation.

Using your expertise in trauma – both theoretical and practical – you will support the development of our trauma-informed training offering and the submission of funding applications, and lead on service design (and re-design where appropriate) to ensure that the trauma-informed approach is embedded in practice across the organisation – from senior managers to frontline staff.

You will also provide supervision and reflective practice sessions to staff teams to enhance their skillset and expand our trauma-informed support model across the organisation.

About You

You will be a Chartered Clinical, Counselling or Health Psychologist with independent practitioner status and will be educated to Doctoral level or to Masters level with work experience enabling you to practice as a chartered psychologist.

We are looking for applicants who have particular interest and experience in trauma and associated trauma-informed practice who will be able to support our ambition to become a trauma-informed organisation.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Lee Williamson, Head of Services and Development – lee.williamson@linkliving.org.uk – to arrange this.

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Shortlist

Self Help Coach

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546
  • Fife
  • Closing 28th July 2021

SERVICE: BETTER THAN WELL

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The purpose of the job is to deliver our supported self-help service, Better than Well which is supported by the Scottish Government’s Survivor Support Innovation and Development Fund and Action 15 from Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

Better than Well provides up to 8 one-to-one supported self-help sessions to adults who have experienced childhood trauma in Fife, particularly those who have found it difficult to engage with other services. The service is available to all adults who have experienced childhood trauma, but there will be an additional effort to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.

Better than Well also provides trauma-informed practice training to frontline professionals both across Link Group of companies and to external partner agencies.

You will:

• Provide a trauma-informed service which responds to support the mental health needs of clients through the provision of safety and stabilisation, reducing the risk of serious deterioration in the health of the people we support.

• Provide bridges between:

o External agencies/partners, e.g. GPs and self-referrals to our service

o Our service and non-NHS sources of specialist support

o Our service and NHS services which provide longer-term specialist support

• Provide a person-centred service which responds flexibly and quickly to the particular mental health needs of adults who have experienced childhood trauma.

• Provide a service to a group of people who experience multiple disadvantage

• Deliver sessions in-person or using remote delivery methods

• Deliver Trauma-Informed Practice training based on the NES Framework to internal and external partners

VALUES

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)

Shortlist

HoME Project Worker, Practice and Participation

  • Full time
  • £23,113
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 4th August 2021

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

• Befriending

• Social cafes

At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including recruiting our employees. 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 Job

The purpose of the job is to support people with complex needs to maintain their tenancies through the provision of opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will offer specialist support, working closely with housing officers as well as project staff from Link Academy in Falkirk.

You will be responsible for supporting tenants by providing high quality one to one support creating a plan with achievable goals for each client. The level and content of the support you will provide will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual, both in terms of frequency and content.

LinkLiving aims to provide 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 tenants, equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community. The Housing Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to tenants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s Falkirk services.

This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with people in their own tenancy or in the community when they may be in distress.

About You

To succeed in this role, you must have an ability and understanding of how to work with people who have complex needs. A knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for independent living is also important for this role.

Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills is essential for you to have for this role. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to use ICT equipment and previous experience in using online client management systems.

This role involves development with partnerships with other agencies and training providers and therefore an ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies is essential.

You must be able to drive and travel between services as required.

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities including support and payment towards required qualifications, payment of SSSC registration fees and PVG checks, 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.

Shortlist

Support Worker (2 posts), Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service (EYPS)

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th August 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

EYPS aims to deliver a visiting housing support service to enable young adults to live as independently as possible in their own homes by helping them to develop practical household skills or to help homeless young adults to find, move and settle into a home. They also aim to provide emotional and social support, to assist young people to take part in activities that matter to them including working and training, help them engage with their community and to reduce social isolation.

The Job

As a Support Worker in EYPS you will be responsible for managing your caseload independently, as you will be key working an agreed number of service users. You will look to develop effective relationships with young people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live what they would call a “good life”. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live well and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

Support Workers in EYPS will develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the Housing officers, TCAC, Social work, NHS, benefits agencies and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.

You will support and assist service users to set up, maintain and sustain their home including supporting them to access services which will enable them to do this. You will also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting and other household tasks as well as maximising income and applying for benefits and grants. In addition, you will support service users to plan for their futures using a person centred approach, which may include help in accessing employability opportunities for them, deal with health issues and other challenges.

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

About You

It is essential that you have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or are able to achieve qualification within required timescales while working for LinkLiving. In addition, the post holder must be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users and must be able to build equal and positive relationships with people.

As there is a requirement for you to update service user records, apply for grants and benefits it is essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently.

An ability to accept support to reflect on competence and accept feedback from others to ensure competence is maintained is also essential in this role.

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Shortlist

Support Worker (Edinburgh Mental Health Services)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd August 2021

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

• Befriending

• 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Mental Health Services. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide tenancy support for people affected by mental and physical health issues. The majority of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home.

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 Mental Health 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.

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

About You

You must have 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.

It is also essential that you demonstrate an understanding of being able to work with people to include them and tackle exclusion.You should have an understanding of the issues affecting service users, along with the ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is also essential.

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Shortlist
Closed vacancies
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Support Worker (Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service (EYPS))

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th April 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

EYPS aims to deliver a visiting housing support service to enable young adults to live as independently as possible in their own homes by helping them to develop practical household skills or to help homeless young adults to find, move and settle into a home. They also aim to provide emotional and social support, to assist young

people to take part in activities that matter to them including working and training, help them engage with their community and to reduce social isolation.

The Job

As a Support Worker in EYPS you will be responsible for managing your caseload independently, as you will be key working an agreed number of service users. You will look to develop effective relationships with young people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live what they

would call a “good life”. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live well and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

Support Workers in EYPS will develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the Housing officers, TCAC, Social work, NHS, benefits agencies and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.

You will support and assist service users to set up, maintain and sustain their home including supporting them to access services which will enable them to do this. You will also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting and other household tasks as well as maximising income and applying for benefits and grants.

In addition, you will support service users to plan for their futures using a person centred approach, which may include help in accessing employability opportunities for them, deal with health issues and other challenges.

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

About You

It is essential that you have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or are able to achieve qualification within required timescales while working for LinkLiving. In addition, the post holder must be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users and must be able to build

equal and positive relationships with people.

As there is a requirement for you to update service user records, apply for grants and benefits it is essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently.

An ability to accept support to reflect on competence and accept feedback from others to ensure competence is maintained is also essential in this role.

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 below.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker (Older Persons Service)

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Fife-wide
  • Closing 8th April 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

LinkLiving’s values are at the heart of everything we do. As a Project Worker you will be expected to share our 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 Job

The Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for vulnerable people aged 65 and over by providing 1-1 volunteer and staff befriending in their own homes, within their communities, and also provides support with social engagement opportunities for older people and their carers through our drop in social cafes.

The main duties of this job is to recruit, train and support volunteer befrienders who will support over 65s to become actively engaged and included within their communities, helping to reduce their social isolation and loneliness.

The Project Worker will provide regular support, guidance and training to our volunteers and a small staff team. They will develop relationships with relevant agencies and other local services to maximise opportunities for the people we support.

The Project Worker will be responsible for their own workload, daily decision making and be expected to work with minimum supervision.

Maximizing user involvement and choice and promoting and developing innovative practice are key aspects of the job.

About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to LinkLiving’s 4 key values, 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 should have some experience of Volunteer management, and/or a relevant qualification e.g. City and Guilds Level 3 Management of Volunteers (or similar). The successful candidate will have the ability and understanding of how to work with volunteers, have experience of supervising individuals and a knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector and volunteering initiatives plus some experience of developing and delivering community projects.

It is essential that the Project Worker has effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills, experience of developing and delivering training programmes along with knowledge of evaluation methods to ensure the project is running effectively and an understanding of how to produce reports and analyse data.

You should have a non-judgmental attitude and willingness to embrace diversity, be able to adapt to new environments and to work openly and honestly within a team setting. In addition, you will have the ability to prioritise and plan your own workload and be able to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies the local area.

It is essential that you have a driving license and access to a vehicle and can travel between all areas of Fife when required.

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 website.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Self Help Coach (Better than Well)

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 13th April 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

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

The Job

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 and Action 15 from Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

Better than Well supports adults who have experienced childhood trauma in Fife, including those who have found it difficult to engage with other services. Better than Well will offers up to 8 one to one coaching sessions to individuals who have experienced childhood trauma stay safe and stable using a cognitive behavioural therapy approach. There will be an additional effort to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.

The postholder will provide a person-centred service which responds flexibly and quickly to the mental health needs of adults who have experienced trauma in childhood, enabling people to recognise, understand and manage the symptoms. You will support people to identify their personal outcomes by undertaking baseline and exit assessments of the people we support, using appropriate clinical measures and agreeing a schedule of support sessions. In addition to conducting face to face sessions, the post holder will also be expected to carry out sessions using remote platforms. - either telephone or digital platforms. Due to current restrictions as a result of Covid-19, sessions will take place remotely initially. However, a blended model of face to face/ remote sessions will be made when conditions allow.

You will also be expected to develop positive partnerships with agencies which are relevant to support for adults who have experienced trauma and raise awareness of Better than Well through giving presentations. Coaches will receive training in facilitating Trauma Informed training courses to partner organsiations.

About You

You will be educated to Higher Education level with experience of self-help techniques and CBT approaches and come with knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.

Experience of using a person centered approach is fundamental to this role as well as knowledge of mental health self help resources and a commitment to their use. You will have empathy, active listening skills and be sensitive and responsive to people’s emotional and social health.

As the postholder is required to develop positive partnerships with agencies and participate in relevant network meetings, good communication skills are essential to the role.

Salary scale LSB5 step 1 = £23,113.00 to step 6 = £25,546.00. You will start at either step 1 or 2 of the scale whilst developing in the role and have ample opportunity for salary progression though ongoing development.

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker (Steps to Success)

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 12th April 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • 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)

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.

The Job

We have a great opportunity for a Support Worker 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. To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk

About you:

We're seeking to recruit a great support worker 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 a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack below.

Further Information To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards. As a LinkLiving 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.

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HoME Project Worker, Practice and Participation

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Cumbernauld and surrounding areas
  • Closing 19th April 2021

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

• Befriending

• Social cafes

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.

The Job

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 occasional groupwork if this is a requirement. You will have a non-judgemental approach and will tailor the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.

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.

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.

About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate you match to LinkLiving’s four key values listed above.

As Project Worker, you will have experience of supporting people with complex needs, applying a non-judgemental approach, whilst tailoring the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.

You will have experience of supporting people to develop independent living skills and the knowledge and understanding the of skills needed for independent living. The successful postholder will have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills.

As Project Worker, you will have knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure support is effective and will have a non judgemental attitude and willingness to embrace diversity.

The successful postholder will have an ability to adapt to new environments and be able to work openly and honestly within a team setting. You will have the ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies and will effectively prioritise and plan your own and other members of the teams workload.

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 website.

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Assistant Project Worker x2 (Older Person’s Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Fife
  • Closing 20th April 2021

Position one: 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Position two: 25 hours per week, fixed term until 1 February 2022, Hours to be worked flexibility to meet the needs of the service.

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
  • Befriending
  • 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 Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for isolated and lonely vulnerable older people by providing 1:1 support in people’s own homes. The regular contact that this service will bring will make a real difference to an older person’s life. Older people will ideally benefit emotionally through shared interests and experiences with their matched staff member and also through practical assistance, such as help with transport to Health Services including GP, dentist and hospital appointments, collection of prescription, support to attend appointments, shopping trips and social outings.

The Job

The purpose of the Assistant Project Workers role is to work closely with the project workers and volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become engaged and included within their communities. The Assistant Project Workers will develop relationships with relevant agencies and other services to maximise opportunities for the people we support.

Assistant Project Workers are responsible for providing one to one support to the older people, dealing with any issues they may have by providing advice or signposting, seeking advice where necessary. The post holder will assist the Team Leader and Project Workers to deliver community initiatives including social cafes and groups for older people. In addition, the Assistant Project Workers will develop good relationships with other agencies in the communities in which they work to promote the services and to identify opportunities for service users.

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

About You

In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting older people and be able to build equal and positive relationships with people.

Due to the requirement of the Assistant Project Workers to update records it is essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update these records.

You must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of local community initiatives and projects and have an ability to work openly and honestly within a team setting.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

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Self Help Coach – Remote Delivery

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Glasgow and the surrounding areas
  • Closing 20th April 2021

Position one:18.75 hour post available, Fixed term for 1 year, located in City of Glasgow and Inverclyde local authority areas.

Position two:15 hour post available, Fixed term to March 2023, located in East Ayrshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Inverclyde and West Lothian. Scottish Legal Aid Board funding.

Please indicate in your application which position/s you wish to be considered for.

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
  • Befriending
  • 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 Job

The purpose of the job is to provide a self-help service which supports people to develop tools and techniques to better manage mild to moderate mental health issues.

Building Resilience for a Better Home

LinkLiving will provide supported self-help coaching for housing association tenants who are at risk of losing their tenancies due to a range of problems associated with low to moderate levels of mental health issues.

Coaching will be delivered remotely (telephone or video link) with up to nine sessions where tenants will learn techniques to manage their mental health and therefore be in a position to be able to better manage their lives, engage with their communities and sustain their tenancies.

Aims

  • Tenants previously at risk of losing their tenancy will learn techniques to manage their tenancy better and therefore to stay in their home.
  • Having gained skills for life tenants will have learnt resilience and built confident, and be able to manage anxiety, stress and anger to:
    • manage their tenancy such as dealing with debt including utility bills, rent non-payment and hoarding;
    • manage their relationship with their neighbours leading to less anti-social behaviours; c) have the confidence to engage more in their local community including with specialist support services, e.g. social work, substance misuse or hoarding charities.

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

About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to LinkLiving’s 4 key values, 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 be educated to a minimum of SCQF Level 7 (or equivalent) or equivalent relevant experience. The successful postholder will have knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized and a working knowledge of mental health self-help resources and a commitment to their use.

You will be able to actively contribute to team working and have an ability to building equal and positive relationships with people, with demonstrable experience of using a person centred approach.

As Self Help Coach, you will have a proactive approach to managing own wellbeing in the role and the ability to manage ongoing risk, problem solve and remain calm in a crisis. The successful postholder will have good communication skills in a variety of situations and should demonstrate empathy and active listening. Sensitivity and responsiveness to people’s emotional and social health is essential for this role. The Self Help Coach will the ability to collect data and maintain records and will have a flexible, practical and reliable approach.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Team Leader (Mental Health and Wellbeing Services)

  • Full time
  • £27,883 – £30,819
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 21st April 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • 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)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services provide support to tenants through the delivery of two distinct projects. HoME (Help on Managing Everything) which provides practical and emotional support to tenants, supporting them to maintain a successful tenancy. Building Resilience for a Better Home is a self-help service where tenants can receive up to nine one to one self-help sessions to better manage mild to moderate mental health issues which impact on their ability to maintain their tenancies.

The Job

Working closely with the Head of Practice and Participation, the Team Leader will ensure the achievement of high-quality services for people who use our services. The team leader will oversee the HoME and Building Resilience for a Better Home projects.

The Team Leader will provide day to day management, leadership, support and supervision to a team of staff. The Team Leader will have their own caseload of clients as part of Building Resilience for Better Homes project (averaging 18.75 hrs per week) and the remaining time will be spent undertaking line management responsibilities. The Team Leader will provide supported self-help sessions to tenants who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues which are having a negative impact on their ability to maintain their tenancies.

The Team Leader will also lead, motivate, support and supervise staff through regular planned meetings and support at other times to ensure the promotion of good practice and excellence within the team. In addition, the post holder will co-ordinate and monitor the day to day operation of services and be accountable for the management and development of the service ensuring compliance with all legislative and regulatory regulations.

About You

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Psychology (or other relevant subject) with experience of approaches to self help techniques and/or CBT approach.

As this role involves the line management of a team of staff you must be able to demonstrate that you can lead, manage and motivate a team through regular planned meeting and support.

Additionally, you need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge of mental health self help resources and a commitment to their use. It is essential that you have prior knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized and have an ability to build equal and positive relationships with people. You must also have prior experience of facilitating training sessions and training development for this role.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Support Worker (Edinburgh Mental Health Services)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd May 2021

Position one:Full Time, 37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend on a rota basis. Occasional hours out with 9am-5pm may be required to cover the needs of the service.

Position two: Part-time, 21 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend on a rota basis. Occasional hours out with 9am-5pm may be required to cover the needs of the service.

Please state on your application which role/s you wish to be considered for.

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

• Befriending

• 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Mental Health Services. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide tenancy support for people affected by mental and physical health issues. The majority of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home.

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 Mental Health 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.

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

About You

You must have 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.

It is also essential that you demonstrate an understanding of being able to work with people to include them and tackle exclusion. You should have an understanding of the issues affecting service users, along with the ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is also essential.

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 below

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Project Worker, Practice and Participation Service - 2 posts

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th May 2021

Position one: 22.5 hours per week, 7.5 hours per day over Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Position two: 22.5 hours per week, 7.5 hours per day over Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Please state in your application which role/s you wish to be considered for.

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

• Befriending

• 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)

LinkLiving has over 25 years’ experience of working with individuals who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. We recognise that the reduction and removal of barriers is vital in achieving sustainable change. The project will support individuals to remove the barriers that caused homelessness in the first instance and improve the likelihood of them moving into mainstream tenancies. The most common support needs identified by people affected by homelessness are mental health issues and improving independent living skills.

The Job

This project has been designed to be delivered remotely. The project worker will carry out the initial assessments and will have primary responsibility for regularly delivering the two online groupwork courses, one of which is designed to provide mental health support with the other aimed at building independent living skills. Each course can accommodate up to 8 participants and will consist of 10 two-hour sessions running on a rolling basis.

The post holder will develop and deliver independent living skills group work which focuses on the development of tools and techniques to better manage mental health. The project workers will also provide supervisory support to people setting realistic and achievable targets with them to enable progress against individual objectives. As a project worker, the post holder will also develop partnerships with other agencies and training providers to identify, develop and assist the people we support.

About You

To be considered for this post you must have a good standard of education, e.g. standard grade passes in core subjects such as English and Maths and have previous experience of co-ordinating training courses.

Experience of working with people with complex needs/backgrounds is essential, as well as having knowledge of issues people have who are affected by homelessness. Knowledge of tools and techniques to support people to better manage their mental health is also essential.

Additionally, you must have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills. Due to the travel this role may bring, an ability to drive and travel between services is essential.

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Project Worker, Practice and Participation

  • Full time
  • £23,113 – £25,546
  • Falkirk and Fife
  • Closing 14th May 2021

2 Positions available, 1 position located in Fife, 1 position located in Falkirk.

Please state on your application which post you are applying for.

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

· Befriending

· 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 Job

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.

About You

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.

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Support Worker - Fife Support Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Fife Support Service
  • Closing 9th May 2021

Contract Type: Various hours available, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Hours are across Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with a weekend rota on a Saturday.

Job category/type: Full-time and Part-time positions available, Permanent, Support Work.

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 • Befriending • 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Fife Support Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you. The Job Support Workers in the Fife Support Services are responsible for delivering a visiting care at home and/or housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes (including the provision of personal care and administering medication, where required, and help to enable people to develop practical household skills).

The post holder/s 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. It is the Support Workers responsibility to 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.

As a Support Worker in this service, you will support and assist service users to maximise their income and benefits and in applying for housing benefit. This might involve liaising with other agencies that may be involved with the service user, advocating on their behalf and accessing professional help if required and appropriate. In addition, you will support service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy and help them take responsibility for the safety of themselves and their home.

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

To be considered for this role it is essential that you have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role is regulated by the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) it is essential that you have a willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the SSSC to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users and be able to build equal and positive relationships with people. You also must have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records. Having a current driving licence and access to a reliable, roadworthy car is also essential to be able to undertake this role. 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.

Further Information: To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you? LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Business Support Administrator/Receptionist - Core LinkLiving Team

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,244 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 11th May 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • 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 Job

The post holder will carry out a range of administrative tasks which supports all the Fife Services. They will be required to develop a sound knowledge of the databases and spreadsheets for recording and reporting purposes for several of the fife services.

As the first point of contact, the Business Support Administrator / Receptionist’s main responsibility is to provide an efficient and professional service to LinkLiving’s service users, external agencies and Link Group staff. The role involves a wide varity of administrative duties as well as covering the reception area and greeting service users, staff and external visitors.

The post holder will work within the reception area of West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy and will need to be flexible to cover annual leave and sickness and be able to work without supervision.

About You

You will need to be able to prioritise their own workload and be able to manage your work, which may have conflicting deadlines. As you will act as a first point of contact it is essential that you have excellent communication skills verbally and written. You will also need to have good telephone skills.

Good computer skills is essential due to the requirement of the Business Support Administrator / Receptionist to update databases and spreadsheets.

An ability to work alone, taking your own initiative with tasks, as well as being able to work as part of a team is a must.

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 below.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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 a Basic Disclosure check.

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Project Worker – HoME Services

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th May 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

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.

The Job

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.

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.

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.

About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate you match to LinkLiving’s four key values listed above.

As Project Worker, you will have experience of supporting people with complex needs, applying a non-judgemental approach, whilst tailoring the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.

You will have experience of supporting people to develop independent living skills and the knowledge and understanding the of skills needed for independent living. The successful postholder will have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills.

As Project Worker, you will have knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure support is effective and will have a non judgemental attitude and willingness to embrace diversity.

The successful postholder will have an ability to adapt to new environments and be able to work openly and honestly within a team setting. You will have the ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies and will effectively prioritise and plan your own and other members of the teams workload.

This role requires a full driving licence.

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 website.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Service Delivery Manager, Edinburgh Mental Health Services

  • Full time
  • £32,045 – £35,418
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 2021

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

• Befriending

• 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)

Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services are underpinned by our trauma-informed approach to support delivery and we work with people experiencing mental health issues to live as independently as possible within their own homes. For some services, this includes supporting people with the administration of medication. Multi-agency working with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations, including

colleagues in the NHS is a key part of the service we deliver, ensuring that the people we work with get the support they need.

Comely Green

Our Comely Green service comprises two elements: Core and Cluster and Visiting Support. Our Core and Cluster project based at Comely Green provides support to people affected by mental health issues. Most of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term psychiatric hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home with the reassurance that the staff team that supports them are based close by. Our Visiting Support service operates from Comely Green and provides outreach support to people with enduring mental health issues living in the wider community. We provide a visiting housing support service which enables people to live as independently as possible in their own homes within the wider local area.

Edinburgh Mental Health Service

Edinburgh Mental Health Service is a visiting housing support service, delivered by area-based teams working across Edinburgh. We deliver visiting housing support to people in Edinburgh 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 • Developing personal support plans with the supported person to help them identify and achieve the outcomes they desire 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.

The Job

The Service Delivery Manager will be responsible for all services aforementioned and will use their knowledge of social care and mental health to lead, motivate, develop and supervise staff teams who provide professional trauma-informed services to people experiencing enduring and complex mental health issues.

The Service Manager will participate in a range of external networks for the benefit of service users, acting as an ambassador for the whole organisation internally and externally, and will negotiate effectively with external funding partners to secure funding for service consolidation and development.

Leading by example, the Service Delivery Manager will respond to a review of needs, gaps and best practice, maximising service user involvement and choice. They will oversee support services to service users in line with service delivery and regulatory standards requirements. The Service Delivery Manager will be required to be the Registered Manager for the service and will be required to participate in an on-call rota.

In addition to this the Service Delivery Manager will also manage a complex budget of funding from Health, Local Authority, Scottish Government and others including grant making trusts, and manage a complex and extensive range of stakeholders.

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

About You

The post holder must have a good standard of secondary education and have gained a practice qualification (e.g. Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 9). We are looking for applicants who have experience of leading or being part of a management team leading a social care / mental health service.

You must be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge and experience in mental health support and have knowledge of issues affecting service users (including any legislative issues).

In addition, the post holder must be able to remain focused in the face of conflicting demands and be able to prioritise and plan their own and other members of the team’s workload.

The Service Delivery Manager must be able to travel between services as required and also meet the requirements of registration with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Project Worker, Practice and Participation

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 27th June 2021

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

· Befriending

· 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 Job

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.

About You

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 above.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners.In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 27 June 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Wednesday 7 July 2021 at LinkLiving's Falkirk office where social distancing will be observed

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Team Leader, Edinburgh Mental Health Services

  • Full time
  • £27,883 – £30,819
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th June 2021

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

· Befriending

· 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)

Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services are underpinned by our trauma-informed approach to support delivery and we work with people experiencing mental health issues to live as independently as possible within their own homes. For some services, this includes supporting people with the administration of medication. Multi-agency working with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations, including colleagues in the NHS is a key part of the service we deliver, ensuring that the people we work with get the support they need.

Comely Green

Our Comely Green service comprises two elements: Core and Cluster and Visiting Support.

Our Core and Cluster project based at Comely Green provides support to people affected by mental health issues. Most of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term psychiatric hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home with the reassurance that the staff team that supports them are based close by.

Our Visiting Support service operates from Comely Green and provides outreach support to people with enduring mental health issues living in the wider community. We provide a visiting housing support service which enables people to live as independently as possible in their own homes within the wider local area.

Edinburgh Mental Health Service

Edinburgh Mental Health Service is a visiting housing support service, delivered by area-based teams working across Edinburgh.

We deliver visiting housing support to people in Edinburgh 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

· Developing personal support plans with the supported person to help them identify and achieve the outcomes they desire

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.

The Job

The purpose of the job is to provide leadership, support and supervision to a team of support workers within the visiting support services, ensuring that objectives and targets are achieved, the service to individuals is co-ordinated and that appropriate policies and local procedures are in place.

The Team Leader is the first line manager and is responsible for ensuring the service is of high quality which meets all internal and external standards and reporting requirements. The Team Leader will combine a thorough knowledge of social care practice and processes with first class leadership, staff support and development skills.

Working closely with the Service Manager, the Team Leader will use their extensive knowledge and experience in mental health provision to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred services to people experiencing mental health issues.

They will also be expected to establish and develop effective working relationships with partner agencies and to actively promote opportunities for partnership working in order to deliver improved outcomes for the people we support.

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

About You

The post holder must have a good standard of secondary education and have gained a practice qualification (e.g. Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 9). We are looking for applicants who have experience of leading teams within the leading or being part of a management team leading a social care / mental health service.

You must be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge and experience in mental health support and have knowledge of issues affecting service users (including any legislative issues).

In addition, the post holder must be able to remain focused in the face of conflicting demands and be able to prioritise and plan their own and other members of the team’s workload.

The Team Leader must be able to travel between services as required and also meet the requirements of registration with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 13 June 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held week commencing 21st June 2021 at Link’s Edinburgh office where social distancing will be observed / via MS Teams

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Self Help Coach, Better than Well

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546
  • Fife
  • Closing 17th June 2021

Contract Type: Position one = 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked over 5 days and flexibly to meet the needs of the service,

Position two = 30 hours, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service, over 4 days.

Please state in your application which position/s you wish to be considered for.

Job category/type: Full-time, part-time, Permanent.

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

• Befriending

• Social cafes

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

The Job

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 and Action 15 from Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

Better than Well supports adults who have experienced childhood trauma in Fife, including those who have found it difficult to engage with other services. Better than Well will offers up to 8 one to one coaching sessions to individuals who have experienced childhood trauma stay safe and stable using a cognitive behavioural therapy approach. There will be an additional effort to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.

The postholder will provide a person-centred service which responds flexibly and quickly to the mental health needs of adults who have experienced trauma in childhood, enabling people to recognise, understand and manage the symptoms. You will support people to identify their personal outcomes by undertaking baseline and exit assessments of the people we support, using appropriate clinical measures and agreeing a schedule of support sessions. In addition to conducting face to face sessions, the post holder will also be expected to carry out sessions using remote platforms. - either telephone or digital platforms. Due to current restrictions as a result of Covid-19, sessions will take place remotely initially. However, a blended model of face to face/ remote sessions will be made when conditions allow.

You will also be expected to develop positive partnerships with agencies which are relevant to support for adults who have experienced trauma and raise awareness of Better than Well through giving presentations. Coaches will receive training in facilitating Trauma Informed training courses to partner organsiations.

About You

You will be educated to Higher Education level with experience of self-help techniques and CBT approaches and come with knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.

Experience of using a person centered approach is fundamental to this role as well as knowledge of mental health self help resources and a commitment to their use. You will have empathy, active listening skills and be sensitive and responsive to people’s emotional and social health.

As the postholder is required to develop positive partnerships with agencies and participate in relevant network meetings, good communication skills are essential to the role.

Salary scale LSB5 step 1 = £23,113.00 to step 6 = £25,546.00, per annum pro rata. You will start at either step 1 or 2 of the scale whilst developing in the role and have ample opportunity for salary progression though ongoing development.

It is essential that you have an ability to drive and access to your own vehicle for this role.

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.

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Support Worker, Steps to Success

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 4th July 2021

Salary:£18525.00 - £20,614.00 per annum (dependent on skills & experience). (Plus, an on-call allowance of £20 per shift if applicable).

Contract Type:37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked on a rotational basis over 7 days, including waking night shifts, requires flexibility around the needs of the service

Relief positions also available. Please state in your application which role/s you wish to be considered for

Job category/type: Full-time, Permanent, Relief, Support Work.

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

• Befriending

• 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)

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.

The Job

We have a great opportunity for a Support Worker 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.

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

About you:

We're seeking to recruit a great support worker 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 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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Support Worker, Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service (EYPS)

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2021

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

• Befriending

• 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

EYPS aims to deliver a visiting housing support service to enable young adults to live as independently as possible in their own homes by helping them to develop practical household skills or to help homeless young adults to find, move and settle into a home. They also aim to provide emotional and social support, to assist young people to take part in activities that matter to them including working and training, help them engage with their community and to reduce social isolation.

The Job

As a Support Worker in EYPS you will be responsible for managing your caseload independently, as you will be key working an agreed number of service users. You will look to develop effective relationships with young people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live what they would call a “good life”. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live well and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

Support Workers in EYPS will develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the Housing officers, TCAC, Social work, NHS, benefits agencies and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.

You will support and assist service users to set up, maintain and sustain their home including supporting them to access services which will enable them to do this. You will also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting and other household tasks as well as maximising income and applying for benefits and grants. In addition, you will support service users to plan for their futures using a person centred approach, which may include help in accessing employability opportunities for them, deal with health issues and other challenges.

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

About You

It is essential that you have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or are able to achieve qualification within required timescales while working for LinkLiving. In addition, the post holder must be able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users and must be able to build equal and positive relationships with people.

As there is a requirement for you to update service user records, apply for grants and benefits it is essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently.

An ability to accept support to reflect on competence and accept feedback from others to ensure competence is maintained is also essential in this role.

Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Support Worker, Fife Accommodation

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 12th July 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including recruiting our employees. 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Fife Accommodation service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Job

As a Support Worker in the Fife Accommodation service, you will be responsible for providing support to individuals living within a supported accommodation project. The project consists of 15 self contained flats and offers accommodation with support for up to 32 single individuals.

You will also 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.

Support Workers also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, personal care and other household tasks. As a Support Worker you will also assist service users to maximise their income and benefits, explore employability and training options and help service users apply for relevant benefits available to them including housing benefit.

This role involves assisting service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy as well as helping them take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves and their home.

This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

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

About You

The successful candidate must have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role requires the post holder to be registered with the SSSC (see below) then you must have 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.

It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion and a knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users. It is also essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records.

Due to service requirements, we stipulate that applicants must have a flexible, practical, proactive and reliable approach and able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities including support and payment towards required qualifications, payment of SSSC registration fees and PVG checks, 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.

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Support Worker, Fife Support Services – Refugee Resettlement Project

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 11th July 2021

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:

  • Accommodation with support
  • Visiting Housing Support
  • Care at Home
  • Personal development and employability programmes
  • Self-help coaching
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

LinkLiving’s values are at the heart of everything we do. As Support Worker, you will be expected to share our 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 Job

Our Fife Support Services provide visiting support to a wide range of people across Fife. Our Refugee Resettlement Project sits within our wider Fife Support Service, based at West Bridge Mill in Kirkcaldy. Service expansion has led to an exciting opportunity for people with a particular interest in working with refugees to join the project.

Funded by Fife Council, we provide trauma-informed support to refugees, enabling them to settle into the communities in which they live and become active citizens within these communities. Support includes, but is not limited to:

  • Accessing specialist services
  • Accessing local services
  • Supporting people to integrate or build their independence
  • Support to ensure compliance with legislative requirements around right to remain

This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with people in their own tenancy or in the community when they may be in distress.

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

About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to LinkLiving’s 4 key values listed above.

You will have an interest in working with refugees and a genuine commitment to social inclusion. You must be able to demonstrate previous experience of managing a large caseload and achieving outcomes within challenging timescales.

Experience of multi-agency working is essential and prior knowledge of the benefits system, including making applications is also a key factor of this role.

Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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.

LinkLiving offers 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 and the tools to do your job well, including a mobile phone and laptop or tablet.

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities including support and payment towards required qualifications, payment of SSSC registration fees and PVG checks, 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.

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Support Worker (Edinburgh Mental Health Services)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th July 2021

Contract Type:

Position one (days): Full Time, 37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend on a rota basis. Occasional hours out with 9am-5pm may be required to cover the needs of the service.

Position two (evenings): Part-time, 25 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm, with weekend on a rota basis. Full-time hours available if preferred. Please state on your application which role/s you wish to be considered for. Job category/type: Full-time, part-time, Permanent, Support Work.

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

• Befriending

• 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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Mental Health Services. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you. Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide tenancy support for people affected by mental and physical health issues. The majority of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home.

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 Mental Health 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.

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

About You

You must have 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. It is also essential that you demonstrate an understanding of being able to work with people to include them and tackle exclusion.You should have an understanding of the issues affecting service users, along with the ability to build equal and positive relationships with people. Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is also essential.

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.

Further Information To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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Support Worker - Fife Support Service

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Fife
  • Closing 12th July 2021

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
  • Befriending
  • 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)

We’re seeking to recruit a great new support worker to work in our Fife Support Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Job

Support Workers in the Fife Support Services are responsible for delivering a visiting care at home and/or housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes (including the provision of personal care and administering medication, where required, and help to enable people to develop practical household skills).

The post holder 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.

It is the Support Workers responsibility to 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.

As a Support Worker in this service, you will support and assist service users to maximise their income and benefits and in applying for housing benefit. This might involve liaising with other agencies that may be involved with the service user, advocating on their behalf and accessing professional help if required and appropriate. In addition, you will support service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy and help them take responsibility for the

safety of themselves and their home.

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

About You

To be considered for this role it is essential that you have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role is regulated by the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) it is essential that you have a willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the SSSC to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users and be able to build equal and positive relationships with people. You also must have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records.

Having a current driving licence and access to a reliable, roadworthy car is also essential to be able to undertake this role.

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 below.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

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