Support Worker – SOYA (Supporting our Young Adults)

  • Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th August 2020

  • Advertised from 31st July 2020
  • £18,135 - £20,389 per annum, pro rata (dependent on skills and experience) 15 hours per week, including evenings and weekends and to be flexible around the needs of the service


The Role

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. We work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

Link are looking for Support Workers who can build warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives.

This successful applicant will primarily support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living.

What we need from you:

The role requires a someone who can demonstrate LinkLiving’s core 4 values required for this role:

• 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)

We are looking for someone who is empathetic and can listen to others. The successful candidate must be comfortable building relationships and not judge the needs of others. In addition the successful candidate must be able to make decisions on their own, and as part of a team, and be responsible for these decisions.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values.

For further information on the main position accountabilities and a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification.

What’s in it for you?

Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who offer support to ensure our customers' expectations are met. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

As a Link employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. The successful candidate is required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 13 August 2020

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Wednesday 26 August 2020 at one of Link’s Offices in Edinburgh.

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