Housing Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Fife
  • Closing 22nd December 2021


  • Advertised from 22nd November 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • LLSWFNOV21

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 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:

  • 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

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.

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 website.

What’s in it for you?

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement, a competitive pension, life assurance and a comprehensive wellbeing package.

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.

Further Information

Interested? To find out more, 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, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website