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

Team Leader, Better than Well Service

  • Full time
  • £26,695 – £30,763
  • Fife
  • Closing 28th January 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 circumstance
  • 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 LinkLiving Better Than Well service is an exciting new project supported by the Scottish Government’s Survivor Support Innovation and Development Fund.

Better than Well supports adults who have experienced childhood trauma in Fife, particularly those who have found it difficult to engage with other services. Better than Well is open to all adults who have experienced childhood trauma, but there is also an additional attempt to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.

The Job

Working closely with the Service Delivery Manager, the Team Leader will ensure the achievement of high-quality services for people who have experienced childhood trauma to manage any resulting impact and focus on their safety and stabilisation.

The Team Leader will provide day to day management, leadership, support and supervision to a team of staff.

The Team Leader will work together with the team and Service Delivery Manager to facilitate training sessions and shared learning events with our range of external partners. The Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring outcomes are recorded and reported in line with funder requirements.

About You

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in Psychology (or other relevant subject) or hold a Diploma in Counselling or Self Help/Life Coaching. With prior experience of approaches in self-help techniques and/or CBT approach.

As this role involves the line management of a team of staff you must be able to 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 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.

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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Trauma Trainer/Self Help Coach, Employability Services

  • Full time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 31st January 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 Trauma Trainer/Self Help Coach will be responsible for delivering trauma-informed practice training to front line professionals, both across the Link Group of companies and to external partners and agencies. The post holder will also provide one to one self-help coaching to clients who are being supported through the Practice and Participation team and who could benefit from additional mental health support.

The Trauma Trainer/Self Help Coach will work with individuals to identify self-help goals and provide up to six sessions to work towards these. The sessions will be either face to face or could be delivered through an online platform dependent on individual circumstances.

About You

The post holder will be educated to diploma level (or equivalent) with experience of approaches to self help techniques and/or CBT approach. You must also have experience in the delivery and development of training programmes.

Due to the type of support you will be providing, you must have knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalised. In addition, you are also required to have knowledge of NES Trauma informed framework and have demonstrable experience of using a trauma-informed approach.

We also require the postholder to confirm in their application that they have a current driving license and access to a roadworthy car.

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.

*£21,506.00 - £25,356.00 per annum (dependent on skills & experience). Please note this role is due to undergo job evaluation and is expected to be confirmed as the aforementioned salary but this could be subject to change following the outcome of this evaluation.

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Service Delivery Manager, Falkirk Young Persons’ Services

  • Full time
  • £30,304 – £35,184
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 31st January 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)

Falkirk Young Persons Service has a particular specialism and growing reputation in successfully working with young people affected by trauma. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of these young people who often have very complex and chaotic backgrounds. Falkirk’s Young Person Service consists of Steps to Success and Employability Services which the Service Delivery Manager will oversee.

STEPS TO SUCCESS

Based in Grangemouth, this service is for care experienced young people and is delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council. It consists of 9 self-contained flats, all located in close proximity to a central hub which is staffed flexibly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service has been designed in partnership with young people and aims to provide intensive support to enable them to develop the independent living skills needed for successful tenancy sustainment as well as to access education / training and employment opportunities.

EMPLOYABILITY SERVICES

Based at Link Academy the Employability team have an excellent track record of supporting young people to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills necessary for successfully moving onto their next steps in learning, personal development and accessing further education and employment. The wide range of supports offered through this service is delivered through a combination of group work and one-one interventions, along with access to accredited training as part of its status as a learning academy and SQA Centre.

The Job

The Service Delivery Manager will be responsible for both services aforementioned and will use their knowledge of social care and employability practice to lead, motivate, develop and supervise staff teams who provide professional trauma-informed services to young people.

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 care / employability service.

You must be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge and experience in at least one area of care and support (e.g. care-experience, trauma) 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 drive and 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.

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Self Help Coach

  • Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 1st February 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 be open to all adults who have experienced childhood trauma, but 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 and running training courses.

About You

You will be educated to diploma level (or equivalent) 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.

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.

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Employability Project Worker, Employability Team

  • Full time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Edinburgh or Falkirk
  • Closing 28th January 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)

As part of the UK government’s Plan for Jobs, a new Kickstart Scheme has been launched that will create hundreds of thousands of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the country. As well as aiming to kickstart the country’s economy, it will also provide the opportunity to kickstart the careers of young people who would otherwise be left behind as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Job

Accountable to the Service Delivery Manager, the Employability Project Worker will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of the Kickstart scheme within Link and its partners. This will be through providing one to one support to young people we employ and the departments hosting the six-month Kickstart jobs.

The Employability Project Worker will work in partnership with Job Centre Plus to recruit Kickstart participants and offer these participants one-to-one support and group training. In addition, the Employability Project Worker will provide support to the various departments hosting Kickstart jobs.

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.

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.

It is also essential that the post holder has a flexible, practical and reliable approach and an ability to prioritise and plan your own workload.

You must also 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 below.

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Support Worker (Edinburgh Mental Health Services)

  • Full time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd February 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.

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 Workers (Care Leavers)

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

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,500 people a year.

Whilst we support people of all ages, we have a particular specialism in working with people affected by trauma and in supporting young people.

Over the last decade we have increasingly become recognised for our approach to supporting young people to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills and experience necessary for successfully managing key transitions in their lives, including leaving care, moving into their own tenancy, achieving positive destinations.

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first.

Our values are:

* Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

* Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

* Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

* Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

The Service

This exciting new service has been designed by Falkirk Council in consultation with care experienced young people. It aims to provide a stepping stone from local authority care to independent living by providing intensive support to enable young people to develop the skills needed to successfully maintain their tenancies. For a better understanding of LinkLiving's approach to delivering this type of service please click here.

The Job

We have a great opportunity for Support Workers to join our team and be part of an innovative new supported accommodation service for care experienced young people, delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council. Your main role will be to support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living.

You will need to be able to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives. You will ideally have some experience of multi-agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of the challenges faced by care experienced young people.

The service will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so flexible working will be required to meet the needs of individual service users and the needs of the service.

What you will need

Personal values which align to those of LinkLiving.

Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) - for example, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6.

Ability to meet the standards of care set out in the national Health and Social Care Standards.

Ability to meet the requirements of membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

An approach which is flexible, practical, proactive and reliable.

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

Further Information

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification on our online recruitment portal.

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

The Deal

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities

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Self Help Coach

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

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

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

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

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

You will need:

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

The deal

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

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

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

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

Annual leave and benefits

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

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

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Project Worker – HoME Service

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

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

Our main aim for this job role is to find a person with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

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

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

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

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

You will need:

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

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack on our online recruitment portal.

Our company

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

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

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

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

Annual leave and benefits

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

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

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Project Worker (Older Persons’ Service)

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

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

Our main aim for this job role is to find a person with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

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

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

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

You will need:

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

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack on ouronline recruitment portal.

Our company

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

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

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

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

Annual leave and benefits

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

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

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Support Worker

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

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

Linkliving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first.

Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

Visiting housing support

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

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

Recovery-based approach

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

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

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

The role of communities

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

Putting people at the centre

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

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

The job

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

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

Working in partnership

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

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

Using technology to deliver the best service

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

Your working hours

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

What you will need

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

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others) An understanding of the issues affecting service users is also an essential requirement of the role.

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

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

About us

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

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

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

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

Annual leave and benefits.

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities

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

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Support Worker – Fife Accommodation with Support Service

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

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything wedo and we put the people we support first. Our values are:

Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

We're seeking to recruit a Support Worker to work in our Fife Accommodation Service. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Job

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you will need

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

- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

You will also need:

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

Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.

An understanding of the issues affecting service users.

An ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

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

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

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

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

The Deal

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

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

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Support Worker – Fife Accommodation with Support Service

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

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything wedo and we put the people we support first. Our values are:

Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

We're seeking to recruit a Support Worker to work in our Fife Accommodation Service. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Job

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you will need

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

- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

You will also need:

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

Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.

An understanding of the issues affecting service users.

An ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

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

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

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

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

The Deal

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

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

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Support Worker

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

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,500 people a year.

Whilst we support people of all ages, we have a particular specialism in working with people affected by trauma and in supporting young people.

Over the last decade we have increasingly become recognised for our approach to supporting young people to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills and experience necessary for successfully managing key transitions in their lives, including leaving care, moving into their own tenancy, achieving positive destinations.

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first.

Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

The Service

This exciting new service has been designed by Falkirk Council in consultation with care experienced young people. It aims to provide a stepping stone from local authority care to independent living by providing intensive support to enable young people to develop the skills needed to successfully maintain their tenancies. For a better understanding of LinkLiving's approach to delivering this type of service please click here.

The Job

Key Worker Role

We have a great opportunity for Support Workers to join our team and be part of an innovative new supported accommodation service for care experienced young people, delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council. As a key worker, your main role will be to support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living.

You will need to be able to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives. You will ideally have some experience of multi-agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of the challenges faced by care experienced young people.

The service will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so flexible working will be required to meet the needs of individual service users and the needs of the service. This means you will work within a six week rolling rota that staffs the project over a 24 hour period. The rota allows you to plan your life in advance as you will always know what shift pattern your working week fall into. We have included the shift patterns in the advert for you to view.

What you will need

  • Personal values which align to those of LinkLiving.
  • Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) - for example, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6.
  • Ability to meet the standards of care set out in the national Health and Social Care Standards.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
  • An approach which is flexible, practical, proactive and reliable.
  • Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

The Deal

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities

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

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Support Worker

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

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

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

Our values are:

Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

The job

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

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

Your working hours

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

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

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

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

What you will need

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

- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

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

About us

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

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

Annual leave and benefits.

LinkLiving offers a range of employee benefits, including:

· Travel expenses and paid travel time between service user visits

· Fully funded SVQ training on completion of probationary period

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

· Company mobile phone and laptop

· Contributory pension scheme and other benefits

· Payment of PVG updates and SSSC registration

· Induction and shadowing with experienced Support Workers

· Westfield Health Service and Westfield Rewards including various retail discounts

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

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Support Worker – SOYA (Supporting our Young Adults)

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

The Role

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

Link are looking for Support Workers who can build warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives.

This successful applicant will primarily support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living.

What we need from you:

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

• Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)

• Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

• Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

• Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

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

What’s in it for you?

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

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

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

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

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Support Worker – Steps to Success

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

The Role

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

We have a great opportunity for Support Workers to join our team and be part of an innovative new supported accommodation service for care experienced young people, delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council. As a key worker, your main role will be to support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living.

What we need from you:

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

* Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

* Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

* Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

* Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

You will need to be able to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives. You will ideally have some experience of multi-agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of the challenges faced by care experienced young people.

We also would require a willingness from you to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) - for example, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6.

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

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

What’s in it for you?

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

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

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

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

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Senior Support Worker – SOYA (Supporting Our Young Adults)

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

The Role

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

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

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

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

What we need from you:

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

• Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)

• Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

• Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

• Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

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

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

What’s in it for you?

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

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

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

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

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Support Worker

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

The Role

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

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

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

What we need from you:

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

• Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)

• Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

• Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

• Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

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

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

What’s in it for you?

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

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

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

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

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Project Worker, Employability Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2020

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:

l Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)

l Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

l Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

l 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

Whilst we also work with other age groups, the focus of much of our employability provision is supporting young people who have been affected by childhood trauma and/or disadvantage to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills, as well as the experience necessary for successfully managing key life transitions. These transitions include leaving care, leaving school, moving into their own tenancy, and achieving positive destinations such as work.

LinkLiving’s Employability Services team are looking for a Project Worker to support young people to achieve their goals and aspirations by providing opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. This can include offering them support with confidence and resilience building, with social skills, with accessing training, volunteering and work opportunities and through supporting them to undertake qualifications to get them into positive destinations. You will support the achievement of high standards and work closely with the team and Service Manager to ensure that you can demonstrate positive outcomes.

The Project Worker will actively promote LinkLiving’s volunteer programmes and employability services, therefore the ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary, employability networks and statutory agencies is essential to the success of this role.

What we need from you

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

As Employability Project Worker, you will have the ability and understanding of how to work with people who have complex needs, with a non-judgemental approach and will tailor the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, experience, and attributes:

· Good standard of education, e.g. National 5 passes in core subjects such as English and Maths

· SQA Assessor and Verifier Qualification or willing to work towards it

· Willingness to work towards SCQF qualifications relevant to the post

· Experience of developing and delivering training programmes.

· Ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary, employability networks and statutory agencies

· Knowledge and understanding the of employability sector, Peer Education and volunteering initiatives

· Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills

· Ability to drive and able to 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 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 – HoME Services

  • Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2020

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.

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.

The Job

You will support Link tenants to maintain their tenancies through opportunities toenhance 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.

What we need from 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.

The successful candidate will possess the following experience, skills, and attributes:

· Experience of supporting people to develop independent living skills

· Knowledge and understanding the of skills needed for independent living knowledge of the agencies set up to support people to live independently

· Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills

· Ability to work openly and honestly within a team setting

· Ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies

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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Senior Support Worker, Care Leavers Services – Steps to Success Project

  • Full time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 28th August 2020

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 core of everything we do and we put the people that we support first. As Senior 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

Whilst we also work with other age groups, the focus of our Steps to Success project is supporting care-experienced young people who have been affected by childhood trauma and / or disadvantage to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills, as well as the experience necessary for successfully managing the key transition from local authority care to independent living.

As Senior Support Worker you will work closely with the Team Leader, providing leadership and guidance to a team of support workers within a 24/7 supported accommodation environment. Leading by example, you will perform a key role in supporting the team to embed a trauma-informed approach to practice. You will Combining a thorough knowledge of social care practice, particularly in relation to care-experienced young people, with first class leadership, staff support and development skills, you will be responsible for deputising for the Team Leader in their absence and will have ongoing responsibility for providing support and supervision sessions to an agreed number of support staff in the project. In addition to holding keywork responsibility for a number of young people, you will work with the Team Leader and colleagues in Link Academy to ensure the delivery of group work sessions within the project

What you will need

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

You will have proven experience in coordinating complex support packages and will be able to support the team through drawing on your extensive and varied experience of support work, particularly in relation to care-experienced young people.

The Deal

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.

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
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2020

Contract Type: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend and evenings on a rota basis, including and public holidays. An opportunity for a part-time (evening) Support Worker is also available. This would be 25 hours a week (5pm - 10pm) or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week (2pm – 10pm)

Position one = Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Position two = Part-time (evenings), 25 hours per week or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week

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

Job category/type: Full-time and 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. Our values are:

 Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)

 Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

 Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

 Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

We’re seeking to recruit some great 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 supported accommodation 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

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

- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

You 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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Team Leader (Older Person Service)

  • Full time
  • £26,695 – £30,763
  • Fife
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

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 Team Leader 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

Whilst we also work with other age groups, our 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 support with social engagement opportunities for older people and carers through our drop in social cafes

The purpose of the job is to provide leadership, support and supervision to a team of project workers to deliver a high-quality service for older people within the Fife area whilst ensuring that funding is monitored, 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. The Team Leader will combine a thorough knowledge of leadership and management practice and processes with first class staff support and development skills.

Working closely with the Service Manager, the Team Leader will use their knowledge to develop and expand services across Fife.

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 required to have a proven record in leadership and management and be able to demonstrate previous experience of providing support and supervision to staff and the ability to coordinate and prioritise resources and to manage competing demands.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader (Steps to Success)

  • Full time
  • £26,695 – £30,763
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 2nd October 2020

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 Team Leader 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

Whilst we also work with other age groups, the focus of our Steps to Success project is supporting care-experienced young people who have been affected by childhood trauma and / or disadvantage to develop the personal resilience, practical and emotional skills, as well as the experience necessary for successfully managing the key transition from local authority care to independent living.

As Team Leader, you will work closely with the Service Manager, providing leadership and guidance to a team of support workers within a 24/7 supported accommodation environment whilst ensuring that funding and outcomes are monitored, the service to individuals is coordinated 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.

Combining a thorough knowledge of social care practice and processes with first class leadership, staff support and development skills, you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the service

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 have proven experience in coordinating complex support packages and will be able to support the team through drawing on your extensive and varied experience of support work, particularly in relation to care-experienced young people.

As a Team Leader, you will be required to have a proven record in leadership and management. You will have previous experience of providing support and supervision to staff and the ability to coordinate and prioritise resources and to manage competing demands.

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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Self Help Coach (Better than Well)

  • Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356 pro-rata
  • Fife Service (Kirkcaldy)
  • Closing 5th October 2020

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 be open to all adults who have experienced childhood trauma, but there will be an additional effort to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.

The postholder will provide a person-centered 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. The post holder will also be expected to carry out sessions using remote platforms. - either telephone or digital platforms.

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 and running training courses.

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 be educated to diploma level (or equivalent) 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 centred 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.

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.

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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Marketing and Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,695 – £30,763
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd October 2020

LinkLiving is a health and wellbeing charity operating in East Central Scotland that supports people to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We have an increasing focus on supporting young people. 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)

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in setting up a marketing and community fundraising function for LinkLiving. If you are keen to make a difference to the people that we support, then this is the role for you. The aim of this new role is to both raise the profile of LinkLiving and to set up and manage community fundraising to aid in the delivery of a more diverse income model to enable the charity to support more beneficiaries to lead fulfilling lives.

The Job

As a Marketing and Fundraising Officer around 60% of your time will be spent focusing on marketing activities central to which will be writing impactful stories to raise awareness of the charity through a range of channels. You will be responsible for all social media and the website as well as raising awareness in the media. You will also organise both marketing and fundraising events and manage the marketing materials.

The other 40% of the role will be focused on fundraising. This primarily involves developing LinkLiving’s new community fundraising plan working with the Head of Fundraising and Marketing. You will recruit and support new community volunteer fundraisers and set up and manage fundraising events. In addition, the Marketing and Fundraising Officer will be responsible for reporting on fundraising and marketing progress against targets for the department and recording marketing and fundraising activities on the CRM database.

About You

As a Marketing and Fundraising Officer, the successful applicant should have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience, or professional qualification (e.g. CIM or IOF). We are looking for someone who is a natural story-teller with top notch writing skills and who also has a very strong flair for engaging with people. You should be a self-starter with a can do attitude. You must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a marketing/communications/PR role and have a high level of attention to detail. Due to the marketing activities required of the role you must also be tech savvy with strong experience of using social media in a business context.

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 (Edinburgh Mental Health Services)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th October 2020

Contract Type: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend and evenings on a rota basis, including and public holidays. An opportunity for a part-time (evening) Support Worker is also available. This would be 25 hours a week (5pm - 10pm) or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week (2pm – 10pm)

Position one = Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Position two = Part-time (evenings), 25 hours per week or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Please state in the ‘Match to job Requirements’ section on your application which role 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. Our values are:

· Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)

· Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

· Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

· Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

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

We’re seeking to recruit some great 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 supported accommodation 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

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

- Empathy (listen to and understand an individual's needs and circumstances)

- Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)

- Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)

- Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

You 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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Project Worker, Older Persons Service (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 23rd November 2020

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

Whilst we also work with other age groups, our 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 support with social engagement opportunities for older people and carers through our drop in social cafes

The purpose of the job is to recruit, train and support volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become actively engaged and included within their communities.

The Project Worker will provide regular support, guidance and training to volunteers and a small staff team. They will develop relationships with relevant agencies and other 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.

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 should have a relevant qualification in Volunteer management, e.g. City and Guilds Level 3 Management of Volunteers and experience of coordinating and supervising a team. The successful person will have the ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers, experience of coaching and supervising individuals and a knowledge and understanding the voluntary sector and volunteering initiatives plus experience developing and delivering community projects.

It is essential that Project Workers have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills, experience of developing and delivering training programmes along with the knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure project is effective and you are able 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 work openly and honestly within a team setting. In addition you will have the ability to prioritise and plan own and other service users work load and create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies.

It is essential that you have the ability to drive and are able to 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.

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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Quality Assurance and Business Support Manager, LinkLiving Core Service

  • Full time
  • £30,304 – £35,184
  • Edinburgh, Fife or Falkirk
  • Closing 20th November 2020

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

As a member of LinkLiving’s Leadership Team, the Quality Assurance and Business Support Manager will support the Leadership Team in the provision of professional planning and communication, assisting in the design and delivery of quality and business improvement and compliance projects both within LinkLiving and as a representative of LinkLiving for Link Group.

LinkLiving is committed to providing each person it supports with a high quality, person-centred, individual support service. We do this by striving to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and value within a framework of continuous improvement, underpinned by our Quality Assurance Framework.

The postholder will oversee and carry out internal quality processes, action plans, customer satisfaction surveys and consultation projects, audits and evaluations. In addition they will be responsible for producing reports and making recommendations to senior managers regarding compliance issues and organisation-wide themes, gaining their buy-in to required actions. The role involves reviewing LinkLiving’s internal standards in line with external compliance and best practice.

About You

We are looking for someone who has an SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare (at SCQF Level 6) or substantial practical experience in the social care sector. The successful candidate will have in depth knowledge of care inspectorate processes and standards.

It is imperative that the successful candidate has proven ability to form good working relations, both internally and externally with people at all levels in order to gain their buy-in to action changes. The postholder must also be proficient in using MS Office and database systems.

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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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker, Older Persons Service (2 posts)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Fife
  • Closing 10th January 2021

Older Persons Service promote social inclusion opportunities for vulnerable people by providing 1-1 volunteer and staff befriending in peoples own homes, within their communities, and support with social engagement opportunities for service users and carers through our drop in social cafes.

The purpose of the job is to recruit, train and support volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become actively engaged and included within their communities.

The Project Worker will provide regular support, guidance and training to volunteers and a small staff team. They will develop relationships with relevant agencies and other 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.

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Self Help Coach

  • Part time
  • £21,506 – £25,356 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 20th December 2020

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 be open to all adults who have experienced childhood trauma, but 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 and running training courses.

About You

You will be educated to diploma level (or equivalent) 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.

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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