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:
- 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
- Care at home
- Housing support
- Social cafes
Our Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service provides visiting housing support and supported accommodation to people between
16 and 25 years old who live in Edinburgh. We support young people, who have been in care, experienced
homelessness, trauma or any disadvantage to overcome the challenges they may face whilst helping them to achieve
their own individual goals and shape their lives for a more positive future. This can involve finding a suitable
home, learning the skills to manage it as well as possible, working through life challenges, trying new things,
and learning to see the best in themselves and fulfil their unique potential. We also have supported flats which
vary in the level of support offered to suit the needs of the people who live there.
We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and motivated Support Worker to join our team and improve the lives
of people supported by our Edinburgh Young Persons’ Service.
In this role, you will be supported to work using a person centred and trauma informed approach and develop effective
relationships with young people affected by a range of problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and
working towards a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live
as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
In this role you will be responsible to manage your caseload independently and work flexibly around people's
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
- 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
- discounted travel schemes including cycle to work scheme, monthly bus pass scheme and travel
ticket loan and much more!
For a full list of benefits available to employees, please see the following link -
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.