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Employability Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 30th November 2021


  • Advertised from 4th November 2021
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. 22.5 per week, Monday to Wednesday, 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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?

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

Link Academy is a SQA accredited training centre which provides a wide range of SCQF qualifications and employability support that can help people to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to secure employment.

The Job

As Employability Project Worker you will support clients/volunteers to achieve their goals and aspirations by providing opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills.

You will be responsible for the recruitment, training and support of clients/volunteers which will include the development of different opportunities. You will provide support to individuals to get them into a positive destination, increasing the client’s knowledge and skillset. You will support the achievement of high standards and provide monitoring information in relation to the project’s outcomes.

What we need from You

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate a good standard of education, e.g. standard grade passes in core subjects such as English and Maths and demonstrate your willingness to work towards SCQF qualifications relevant to the post.

It is essential that you have experience of co-ordinating, developing and delivering training courses and have experience working with young people with complex needs/backgrounds.

it is also essential that you have prior knowledge and understanding of the employability sector, Peer Education and volunteering initiatives and have an ability to prioritise and plan own and other members of the team work load.

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

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.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

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

Closing Date: Midnight on Tuesday 30 November 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at LinkLiving’s Falkirk office where social distancing will be observed

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.

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.


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