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HoME Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2022


  • Advertised from 6th June 2022
  • 16 hours per week
  • LLHPWJUN22

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

LinkLiving’s HoME service (Help on Managing Everything) provides an intensive housing management service to Link Housing Association tenants who are struggling to maintain their tenancies.

The Job

The purpose of the job is to support people with complex needs to maintain their tenancies through the provision of opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will offer specialist support, working closely with Housing Officers as well as the wider Mental Health & Wellbeing Services team.

You will be responsible for supporting tenants by providing high quality one to one support creating a plan with achievable goals for each client. The level and content of the support you will provide will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual, both in terms of frequency and content.

LinkLiving aims to provide ongoing learning and capacity building opportunities to enable more vulnerable people to actively participate in our service. This role will support that aim by ensuring that opportunities are provided to tenants, equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community. The Housing Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to tenants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s services.

About You

To succeed in this role, you must have an ability and understanding of how to work with people who have complex needs. A knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for independent living is also important for this role.

Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills is essential for you to have for this role. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to use ICT equipment and previous experience in using online client management systems.

This role involves development with partnerships with other agencies and training providers and therefore an ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies is essential.

You must be able to drive and travel between services as required.

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.

What’s in it for you?

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from:

• A generous annual leave entitlement of 35 days pro rata per annum (including public holidays) rising to 38 days after completion of three years’ service

• Access to a death in service benefits scheme providing 4x salary

• Enhanced company sick and familial pay entitlements

• A Healthcare cash plan for employee and dependents to support health and wellbeing and discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services.

• A free and confidential employee assistance program and services for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being

• Employer pension contributions starting at 5% and rising to 6% depending on employee contributions

• Access to a savings and borrowing scheme 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.

Further Information

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, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

Application notes

Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 26 June 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Monday 04 July 2022 at our office in Edinburgh

How to Apply

To complete an application form, please visit our website. Instructions on how to complete the form are at the top of the page.

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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