Assistant Project Worker (Older Person’s Service)

  • Full time
  • £20,475 – £21,593
  • Fife
  • Closing 14th August 2022


  • Advertised from 20th July 2022

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

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

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 job 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.

About You

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate you are educated to a general standard and have knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting older people.

Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is essential for this role. You must be able to work openly and honestly in a team setting and have an ability to prioritise your own caseload.

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

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 below.

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 entitlement
  • 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.

Application notes

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

Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 14 August 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Monday 22 August at our office in Kirkcaldy

To find out more and to apply, 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.