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:
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 Older Person’s Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
LinkLiving’s Older Person’s Service is a range of services to help older people who may be socially isolated and who need to live independently and safely in their own homes. It supports:
The services are based in Fife and have a number of distinct support strands which include:
We have an exciting opportunity for two ambitious and motivated part-time Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Older People Service.
In this role, you will develop effective relationships with older 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.
You will support older people to access our 1:1 befriending and to attend our social cafes, thereby reducing loneliness and social isolation.
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 and will be provided with the tools necessary to enable effective recording and reporting of the support you provide
What you will need
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
For further information or to apply, please visit: linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities
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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 Wednesday 19 June 2019.
Interview Date: Thursday 27 June 2019 in Kirkcaldy.
Please note that CVs will not be considered.
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.