Support Workers, Fife Support Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £17,550 – £19,990
  • West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Closing 28th August 2019


  • Advertised from 14th August 2019
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. Contract Type: A combination of Full-Time and Part-Time permanent posts are available. Hours to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend shifts on a rota basis.

Role

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 some great new support workers to work in our Fife Support Service 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.

The Job

To deliver a visiting care at home and housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes (including the provision of personal care, where required, and help to enable people to develop practical household skills).

To provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation.

To 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. In doing so, to 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.

To develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.

To be part of a team while managing own caseload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. To take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision.

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

To utilise technology effectively to help deliver the best possible service to the people we support including to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people we work with.

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)
  • An understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion
  • An understanding of the issues affecting service users is also an essential requirement of the role
  • Current driving licence and access to a reliable, roadworthy car

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

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

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 please visit our website: linkhousing.org.uk/who-we-are/work-with-us/current-opportunities

Closing Date: Monday 26th August 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 4th September 2019 at Link’s Kirkcaldy office

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.