LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:
• Personal development and employability programmes
• Self-help coaching
• Supported accommodation
• Care at home
• Housing support
• Social cafes
At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including recruiting our employees. We put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:
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 Assistant Project Workers role 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. The Assistant Project Workers will develop relationships with relevant agencies and other services to maximise opportunities for the people we support.
Assistant Project Workers are responsible for providing one to one support to the older people, dealing with any issues they may have by providing advice or signposting, seeking advice where necessary. The post holder will assist the Team Leader and Project Workers to deliver community initiatives including social cafes and groups for older people. In addition, the Assistant Project Workers will develop good relationships with other agencies in the communities in which they work to promote the services and to identify opportunities for service users.
This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with people in their own tenancy or in the community when they may be in distress.
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In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting older people and be able to build equal and positive relationships with people.
Due to the requirement of the Assistant Project Workers to update records it is essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update these records.
You must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of local community initiatives and projects and have an ability to work openly and honestly within a team setting.
An ability to drive and travel between services is also essential.
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.
To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk
What’s in it for you?
As an Investor in People, we strive for continuous improvement through the management and growth of our staff, offering a wide range of training and development opportunities.
As a LinkLiving employee, you'll likely benefit from the following:
• generous annual leave entitlements;
• competitive defined contribution pension with matched employer pension contribution rates, with the option to make additional voluntary contributions;
• non-contributory and non-contractual life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to nominated beneficiaries
• non-contributory and non-contractual Healthcare cash plan for employee and dependents to support health and wellbeing and discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services;
• free and confidential employee assistance program and services for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being;
• enhanced company sick and familial pay entitlements;
• access to a savings and borrowing scheme;
• cycle to work scheme; and much more!
You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 8 November 2021
Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Monday 15 November 2021 via MS Teams
How to Apply
Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button. You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.
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 that CV's will not be considered.
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.