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.

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Support Worker - Edinburgh Services

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £19,579
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th July 2018

Support Worker - 2 Positions

Your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people in their own homes to assist them to maintain their tenancy. You will need 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 can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions.

You will have knowledge of multi agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of diversity of service user groups which you will use to establish and maintain respectful and empowering relationships with service users so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will embrace technology by using LinkLiving's IT equipment to help drive efficiency and provide a quality assured service. You will be given a Google Chrome Book and SmartPhone to access our integrated care system (Carista) to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gain feedback from service users.

What you will need

- Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by SSSC

- Ability to build equal and positive relationships with people

- Demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion

- Flexible, practical and reliable approach

You are required to register with SSSC within 6 months of starting in the post.

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

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 including mentoring and coaching.

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

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st July 2018

LinkLiving provides support and care services to more than 950 people each year. We work hard to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by social exclusion.

We provide high quality, person-centred support services to people with vulnerabilities which include homelessness, mental health issues, learning difficulties and disabilities. We currently provide services in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian and North Lanarkshire.

What we are looking for

We want to work with people who share our determination to help others and to develop our service. We are keen that you have experience of receiving or delivering services similar to those we offer, or that you have experiences and skills which can bring new thinking to our approach.

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Support Worker - Fife Tenancy Support (part time)

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £19,579 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th July 2018

The Job

3 x Full Time Positions, 1 Part Time Position

Permanent

Working across the Fife region, your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people in their own homes to assist them to maintain their tenancy. As part of this role you will be required to provide cover in periods of absence and annual leave to both the Visiting Support service and the Care at Home project which may include the provision of personal care.

You will need to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and person centred way so that they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions.

With guidance and training you will establish and maintain respectful and empowering relationships with service users so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will embrace technology by using LinkLiving's IT equipment to help drive efficiency and provide a quality assured service.

You will be given a laptop and smart phone to access our integrated care system (Carista) to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gain feedback from service users.

You will need:

Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by SSSC

Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized

Understanding of the issues affecting service users

Ability to build equal and positive relationships with people

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

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 at

linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities

The Deal

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 excellent terms and conditions, along with a wide range of development opportunities. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

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

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Should you be successful in securing a post with Link it will be expected that you will meet the registration cost.

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Support Worker (x4)

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £19,579 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th August 2018

The Job

3 x Full Time Positions, 1 Part Time Position

Permanent

Working across the Fife region, your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people in their own homes to assist them to maintain their tenancy. As part of this role you will be required to provide cover in periods of absence and annual leave to both the Visiting Support service and the Care at Home project which may include the provision of personal care.

You will need to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and person centred way so that they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions.

With guidance and training you will establish and maintain respectful and empowering relationships with service users so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will embrace technology by using LinkLiving's IT equipment to help drive efficiency and provide a quality assured service.

You will be given a laptop and smart phone to access our integrated care system (Carista) to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gain feedback from service users.

You will need:

Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by SSSC

Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized

Understanding of the issues affecting service users

Ability to build equal and positive relationships with people

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

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 at

linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities

The Deal

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 excellent terms and conditions, along with a wide range of development opportunities. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

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

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Should you be successful in securing a post with Link it will be expected that you will meet the registration cost.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker - Edinburgh Young Persons Service

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £19,579
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2018

Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service comprises two elements – a visiting housing support service and a supported accommodation service (Positive Transitions Project). Both services adopt a psychologically informed approach to support and work in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector agencies to ensure that the needs of individual service users are fully met.

Both elements of the service were awarded 6 (excellent) in our two most recent inspections by the Care Inspectorate (2016, 2018).

Visiting Housing Support

The housing support service delivers visiting support to vulnerable young people between 16 and 25 across Edinburgh. The service provided is person centred, flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the individual service user. Support is provided to access, establish and maintain an appropriate tenancy and can be practical, social or emotional in nature. Once a tenancy is established, support is provided to develop & strengthen social and family networks, including identifying and accessing appropriate education/training or employment.

The service works with between 200 and 250 young people each year, with a particular focus on those in temporary accommodation. Support is tailored to meet the needs of individual service users in terms of frequency and content.

Positive Transitions Project

This project is funded by the Big Lottery and is a supported accommodation project for young people with a background of local authority care. Based on a core and cluster model, it consists of 10 self-contained flats, all located in close proximity to a central hub which is staffed flexibly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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.

The Job

We have an exciting opportunity for Support Workers to join our established team and be part of our Young Persons’ Service.

The service will work with young people between 16 and 25 who are at risk of becoming homeless, who are homeless or who have recently experienced homelessness to enable them to move to or to keep settled accommodation, develop independent living skills and to engage with employability services. Support will be delivered to young people in a range of accommodation tenures – with visiting support having a particular focus on working with those in temporary accommodation and Positive Transitions having a focus on those with a care background.

Core days of support will be Monday to Friday but flexible working will be required to meet the needs of individual young people and the service. You will participate in a telephone on-call service which will operate on a rotational basis to ensure that young people have access to support 24 hours a day.

Multi-agency partnership working will be a crucial part of this role, with a particular focus on working with accommodation providers, employability and statutory services to provide seamless support to young people.

In this role you will offer practical, emotional and social support to people to assist them to access and maintain permanent accommodation. You will support them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living.

You will need to develop effective relationships with service users supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and independent way so that they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will embrace technology by using LinkLiving's IT equipment to help drive efficiency and provide a quality assured service. You will be given a Google Chrome Book and SmartPhone to access our integrated care system (Carista) to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gain feedback from service users.

What you will need

- Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by SSSC

- Ability to build equal and positive relationships with people

- Demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion

- Meet the requirements of registration with Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme check

- Flexible, practical and reliable approach

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

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Senior Support Worker - Edinburgh Young Persons Service

  • Full time
  • £20,651 – £24,348
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2018

Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service comprises two elements – a visiting housing support service and a supported accommodation service (Positive Transitions Project). Both services adopt a psychologically informed approach to support and work in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector agencies to ensure that the needs of individual service users are fully met.

Both elements of the service were awarded 6 (excellent) in our two most recent inspections by the Care Inspectorate (2016, 2018).

Visiting Housing Support

The housing support service delivers visiting support to vulnerable young people between 16 and 25 across Edinburgh. The service provided is person centred, flexible and responsive to the changing needs of the individual service user. Support is provided to access, establish and maintain an appropriate tenancy and can be practical, social or emotional in nature. Once a tenancy is established, support is provided to develop & strengthen social and family networks, including identifying and accessing appropriate education/training or employment.

The service works with between 200 and 250 young people each year, with a particular focus on those in temporary accommodation. Support is tailored to meet the needs of individual service users in terms of frequency and content.

Positive Transitions Project

This project is funded by the Big Lottery and is a supported accommodation project for young people with a background of local authority care. Based on a core and cluster model, it consists of 10 self-contained flats, all located in close proximity to a central hub which is staffed flexibly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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.

The Job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our established team and be part of a new city-wide visiting support service for young people, delivered in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The service will work with young people between 16 and 25 who are at risk of becoming homeless, who are homeless or who have recently experienced homelessness to enable them to move to or to keep settled accommodation, develop independent living skills and to engage with employability services. Support will be delivered to young people in a range of accommodation tenures, with a particular focus on working with those in temporary accommodation.

Core hours of support will be Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.00pm but flexible working will be required. You will participate in a telephone on-call service which will operate on a rotational basis to ensure that young people have access to support 24 hours a day.

As a senior practitioner, you will work with a range of service user groups with complex and varied key-working issues. You will co-ordinate complex support arrangements and support the leadership of the service. You will have line management responsibility for a number of support workers to whom you will provide regular support and supervision. You will also be responsible for completing the performance management review process with all the support workers you line manage.

You will have full knowledge of multi-agency working, housing support / care at home systems and extensive knowledge of diversity of service user groups which you will use to establish and maintain respectful and empowering relationships with service users so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives. You will be responsible for carrying out assessments of new service users and for reviewing existing service users on a regular basis.

You will need to develop effective relationships with service users supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and independent way so that they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will embrace technology by using LinkLiving's IT equipment to help drive efficiency and provide a quality assured service. You will be given a Google Chrome Book and SmartPhone to access our integrated care system (Carista) to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gain feedback from service users.

What you will need

- Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by SSSC

- Ability to build equal and empowering relationships with colleagues and service users

- Demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion

- Demonstrate the ability to provide effective guidance and support to team members

- Meet the requirements of registration with Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme check

- Flexible, practical and reliable approach

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

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Employability Services Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £25,633 – £29,539
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd August 2018

The Company

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.

The Employability Services team deals primarily with young people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants. We are delighted to have our work in this area recognised through the SURF 2017 Award for ‘removing barriers to employment’ and the Mentor Networks inclusion award. We support young people by offering valuable work placements and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression, including employability, tenancy and citizenship, youth work and leadership award qualifications. We are actively working towards expanding our services to include adults of any age and to support this ambition we recently acquired funding to deliver an employability programme for adults who have experience trauma.

The Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, driven person to join our dedicated and expanding employability services as the Team Leader. This is a new role which will work closely with our Employability Development Manager to support the achievement of high standards across LinkLiving’s Employability programmes and activities and to further develop opportunities to extend our reach. A key element of this role is to ensure consistency in participant recruitment processes, training development and delivery in accordance with Link and SQA standards.

The role has responsibility for effectively supporting and managing Employability Project workers alongside carrying a small case load of direct work with course participants.

The postholder will have the skills and personal qualities to develop relationships with other partners, training providers and services whilst actively promoting opportunities for the service.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to assist service delivery, drive efficiency and enable a quality assured service.

What you will need

- General standard of education

- Experience of co-ordinating and line managing a team

- Ability and understanding of how to work with hard to reach clients

- Understanding of SQA processes and policies

- Experience of developing and delivering training programmes

- 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 on our online recruitment portal at

linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities

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

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

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Employability Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,651 – £24,348
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th September 2018

The Company

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.

The Employability Services team deals primarily with young people with complex and chaotic backgrounds. The service works hard and creatively to maintain the early engagement of participants. We are delighted to have our work in this area recognised through the SURF 2017 Award for ‘removing barriers to employment’ and the Mentor Networks inclusion award. We support young people by offering valuable work placements and a wide range of qualifications to support their progression, including employability, tenancy and citizenship, youth work and leadership award qualifications. We are actively working towards expanding our services to include adults of any age.

The Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, driven person to join our dedicated and expanding employability services as an Employability Project Worker. This role will work closely with our Employability Team Leader and wider team to support the achievement of high standards across LinkLiving’s Employability programmes and activities and to further develop opportunities to extend our reach. A key element of this role is to ensure consistency in participant recruitment processes, training development and delivery in accordance with Link and SQA standards.

The postholder will have the skills and personal qualities to develop relationships with other partners, training providers and services whilst actively promoting opportunities for the service.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to assist service delivery, drive efficiency and enable a quality assured service.

What you will need

  • Experience of co-ordinating training courses
  • Ability and understanding of how to work with people as volunteers
  • Knowledge and understanding the of employability sector, Peer Education and volunteering initiatives
  • Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills
  • Experience of developing and delivering training programmes
  • Knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure training is effective
  • Ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies
  • 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 information Pack available on our online recruitment portal.

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

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

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Support Worker - Edinburgh Mental Health Service

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £19,579
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2018

Edinburgh Mental Health 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

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.

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.

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 Edinburgh Mental Health 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.

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.

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 core days of work will be Monday to Friday, while you will work around 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

- 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 scheme.

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

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 information Pack available on our online recruitment portal, where you can also apply for this position:

linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities

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 Support Service (part time)

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £19,579 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 25th September 2018

Fife Support Service is a visiting care at home and housing support service which operates across Fife and is delivered by two area-based teams. As well as enabling people to live as independently as possible in their own homes, we support people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community. Where required, we provide personal care.

Visiting housing support

We deliver visiting housing support to over 160 people across Fife, helping people to develop the practical household skills required for independent living. Please see the attached document for further information.

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 Fife Support Service.

In this role, 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. You will 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 people we work with receive support ranging from an hour a week to over 30 hours per week. You will provide work with them in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes.

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 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 participate in a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance your experience and skills and improve the quality of our service

You will embrace technology to help deliver the best possible service 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 core days will be Monday to Friday, while you will work approximately one weekend in six. Occasional flexible working will be required, as and when needed, to meet the needs of the people we support and our service.

Where you will work

You will work in people’s homes in communities across Fife. Your office base will be West Bridge Mill, Bridge Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1TE.

West Bridge Mill is a converted rope mill and listed building which provides office and meeting space for LinkLiving, accommodation for people affected by homelessness and office space for a range of tenants.

What you will need

• 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 the SSSC, or another approved regulatory body, within six months of their start date. LinkLiving will reimburse you for the cost of obtaining SSSC membership.

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

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 up to 38 days annual leave (pro rata for people who work part-time), 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, the cost of which will be reimbursed following completion of a three-month probationary period.

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Support Worker – Fife Support Service

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £19,579
  • Fife
  • Closing 25th September 2018

Fife Support Service is a visiting care at home and housing support service which operates across Fife and is delivered by two area-based teams. As well as enabling people to live as independently as possible in their own homes, we support people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community. Where required, we provide personal care.

Visiting housing support

We deliver visiting housing support to over 160 people across Fife, helping people to develop the practical household skills required for independent living. Please see the attached document for further information.

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 Fife Support Service.

In this role, 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. You will 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 people we work with receive support ranging from an hour a week to over 30 hours per week. You will provide work with them in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes.

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 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 participate in a range of learning and development opportunities to enhance your experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.

You will embrace technology to help deliver the best possible service 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 core days will be Monday to Friday, while you will work approximately one weekend in six. Occasional flexible working will be required, as and when needed, to meet the needs of the people we support and our service.

Where you will work

You will work in people’s homes in communities across Fife. Your office base will be West Bridge Mill, Bridge Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1TE.

West Bridge Mill is a converted rope mill and listed building which provides office and meeting space for LinkLiving, accommodation for people affected by homelessness and office space for a range of tenants.

What you will need

• 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 the SSSC, or another approved regulatory body, within six months of their start date. LinkLiving will reimburse you for the cost of obtaining SSSC membership.

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

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 up to 38 days annual leave (pro rata for people who work part-time), 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, the cost of which will be reimbursed following completion of a three-month probationary period.

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Support Worker x2

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £19,579
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th November 2018

Position 1: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week, Permanent

Salary £17,063 to £19,579

Position 2: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week, Fixed-Term for 2 years

Salary £17,918 to £19,579*

*This post will cover a secondment. We are looking for someone with experience of working with people with complex needs, who will be able to key work individuals, co -work with other agencies and provide quality support. Although regular supervision will be given, the individual should be able to work on their own initiative, and with team members and have a good understanding of SSSC care standards, and effective working practices.

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 Edinburgh Mental Health 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 work around 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

- 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 scheme.

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

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