Assistant Project Worker (Older Person’s Service)

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £21,593
  • Fife
  • Closing 9th February 2023


  • Advertised from 19th January 2023
  • An inflation related pay offer has been agreed and with effect from 01 April 2023 the salary scale for this post will be £22,475 to £23,593 (Dependent on skills and experience). 37.5 hours per week
  • LLAPWJAN23

Role

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?

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:

  • 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)

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
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

The Service

Help To Stay At Home supports older people in Fife to reconnect with their community and live full and active lives. It provides the necessary support for people to remain in their own homes and communities.

The Job

The Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for isolated and lonely vulnerable older people by providing 1:1 support in people’s own homes. The regular contact that this service will bring will make a real difference to an older person’s life. Older people will ideally benefit emotionally through shared interests and experiences with their matched staff member and also through practical assistance, such as help with transport to Health Services including GP, dentist and hospital appointments, collection of prescription, support to attend appointments, shopping trips and social outings.

The purpose of the job is to work closely with the project workers and volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become engaged and included within their communities.

About You

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate you are educated to a general standard and have knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting older people.

Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is essential for this role. You must be able to work openly and honestly in a team setting and have an ability to prioritise your own caseload.

An ability to drive and able to travel between services as required is essential for this role.

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!

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.

Application notes

Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk 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

If you are considering a career in social care but aren’t sure what it involves or whether it’s right for you, you can enrol in a free, online 6 week part-time tutor-supported ‘Introduction to a Career in Social Care’ course. The course provides an introduction to the area of social care and can be a stepping-stone to employment or further training.

Closing Date: midnight on Thursday 09 February 2023

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Friday 17 February 2023 at our office in Kirkcaldy

How to Apply

To complete an application form, 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 jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and detailing which format you would require.


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