Are you passionate about helping people to live a better life? Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support? Do you want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working?
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!
At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our values, which are:
l Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
l Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
l Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
l Caring (show kindness and concern for others)
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. We support people through a range of models including:
· Personal development and employability programmes
· Self-help coaching
· Supported accommodation
· Care at home
· Housing support
· Social cafes
The Fife Visiting Support Services work with people in their own homes, sheltered housing, and temporary accommodation in the community throughout Fife to help them live independently, therefore access to a car and a full driving licence are essential.
Support Workers in the Fife Support Services are responsible for delivering a visiting care at home and/or housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes (including the provision of personal care and administering medication, where required, and help to enable people to develop practical household skills).
The post holder will 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.
It is the Support Workers responsibility 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.
As a Support Worker in this service, you will support and assist service users to maximise their income and benefits and in applying for housing benefit. This might involve liaising with other agencies that may be involved with the service user, advocating on their behalf and accessing professional help if required and appropriate. In addition, you will support service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy and help them take responsibility for the safety of themselves and their home.
To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect -aquestionofcare.org.uk
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 above.
What’s in it for you?
The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include:
· Competitive salary, reviewed annually, and opportunity for annual performance related salary increases and discretionary non-consolidated pay awards, subject to terms of the scheme
· 35 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of public holidays) pro rata plus additional 3 days pro rata after 3 years’ service, with an opportunity to buy and sell holiday
· temporary enhanced business travel mileage allowance to support employees with increased fuel costs
· access to paid SVQ qualifications and a wide range of learning and development opportunities and funded Disclosure Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council memberships
· defined contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions plus salary exchange and additional voluntary contribution options
· life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to named beneficiaries
· healthcare cash plan for employees (and dependents) to support health and wellbeing plus discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services
· employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
· discounted travel schemes including cycle to work scheme, monthly bus pass scheme and travel ticket loan and much more!
Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Link will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.
Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do and to view the generous pay and benefits package, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
Applications will be evaluated as they are received, with candidates meeting the specifications being invited for interview
How to Apply
To apply please visit our website
We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at email@example.com and detailing which format you would require.
Please note should an internal applicant be successful in applying for this position on either a seconded or permanent basis, they will move to the terms and conditions associated with the role for the duration of the time they are in post. The terms and conditions are outlined in the job information pack.
LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.