Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,550 – £19,990
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 31st July 2019


  • Advertised from 11th July 2019
  • Permanent. Salary dependent on skills & experience.

Role

A combination of Full-Time and Part-Time permanent posts are available. Shift patterns will include evenings, weekends, overnights and public holidays.

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.

Open Day

LinkLiving are holding an open day to provide information on current job opportunities within our new Care Leavers project and to provide information about LinkLiving’s values. The open day will be held on Wednesday 24 July from 10am to 12 Noon at Link Academy, McKinven House, George Street, Falkirk, FK2 7EY.

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.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on 31 July 2019

Interview Dates: 08 and 09 August 2019

Please note that CVs will not be considered.

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 available 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

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.


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