At LinkLiving 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.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our values are:
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
The Employability Service provides one-to-one practical and emotional support along with access to accredited training and we have an excellent track record of supporting people to take the next step towards securing a job.
We work in partnership with other agencies such as youth groups, mainstream education, careers services, employability services, Job Centres, and other voluntary organisations. It is through these partnerships that we can engage with people who may benefit from getting involved with our service.
We have a new, exciting opportunity for a Housing Project Worker to join our Employability Service. The jobholder will support Link tenants, who have complex needs, to maintain their tenancies through opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will offer specialist support, working closely with housing officers as well as project staff from Link Academy in Falkirk.
You will be responsible for supporting tenants by providing high quality support both on a 1:1 and groupwork basis. The level and content of the support you will provide will be tailored 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. The Housing Project Worker will build effective ousrelationships with other agencies and services that will be useful to tenants, and actively promote LinkLiving’s Falkirk services.
What you will need:
Our main aim for this job role is to find a suitable candidate with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own as outlined above. In addition to having the right values, behaviours and attitudes, you will also 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
Ability to drive and able to travel between services as required
For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job information Pack below on our online recruitment portal. linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities
Part of the Link group of social enterprises, LinkLiving are a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity 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 and are part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.
We are proud of our committed workforce who have a variety of skills and experience which, under excellent leadership has continued to develop and grow whilst providing support to vulnerable and excluded people.
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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.
Closing Date: Midnight on Tuesday 23 April 2019
Interview Date: week commencing 06 May 2019
CVs will not be considered.
No agencies please.
Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.