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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £26,171 – £30,160
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th April 2019


  • Advertised from 10th April 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday. Permanent.
  • TLCGSAPR19

Role

Improving Lives

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 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 strong leader to deliver high quality, person-centred services to people experiencing mental health issues. You don’t need to have a qualification in this field - if you share our values, this could be the role for you.

The Service

The LinkLiving Comely Green service comprises a well-established core and cluster development which supports 15 individuals as well as a visiting support service for people in the local area. The service works closely with the Community Rehabilitation Team at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and Community Mental Health teams in the ongoing monitoring of medication and mental health.

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

The purpose of the job is to provide leadership, support and supervision to a team of support workers whilst ensuring that objectives and targets are achieved, the service to individuals is co-ordinated and that appropriate policies and local procedures are in place. The Team Leader is the first line manager and is responsible for ensuring the service is of high quality which meets all internal and external standards and reporting requirements. The Team Leader will combine a thorough knowledge of social care practice and processes with first class leadership, staff support and development skills.

Working closely with the Service Manager, the Team Leader will use their extensive knowledge and experience in mental health provision to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred services to people experiencing mental health issues. They will also be expected to establish and develop effective working relationships with partner agencies and to actively promote opportunities for partnership working in order to deliver improved outcomes for the people we support.

Your working hours

37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday. Occasional flexible working will be required, as and when needed, to meet the needs of the people we support and our service. You will also be required to work public holidays.

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:

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

Experience of co-ordinating complex support arrangements

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

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.

About us

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.

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

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

Application notes

To apply go to: linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities

Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 24 April 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 30 April 2019 at New Mart Road, Edinburgh

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.


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