Support Worker – Steps to Success

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 13th August 2020


  • Advertised from 31st July 2020
  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week), part-time (18.5 hours per week) and relief (0 hours) available – please specify in your application which role/s you wish to be considered for Permanent and relief contracts available

Role

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.

We have a great opportunity for Support Workers to join our team and be part of an innovative new supported accommodation service for care experienced young people, delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council. As a key worker, your main role will be to 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:

Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our key values 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)

We're seeking to recruit some great support workers to work in our new project, Steps to Success, in Grangemouth. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

You will need to be able to develop 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. You will ideally have some experience of multi-agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of the challenges faced by care experienced young people.

We also would require a willingness from you to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) - for example, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6.

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; Empathy, Respect, Integrity, Caring.

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 in the Job information Pack

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. Successful applicants will also be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on 13 August 2020

Interview Date: Interviews will be held on 26 August 2020 at Steps to Success, Grangemouth

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply, to start go to: https://linkhousing.org.uk/what-we-do/work-for-us/

You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies but you don’t need a CV to apply for our positions. Also, if you aren’t sure about how long you have to fill in the form, you will be able to save it and return to it by clicking on the ‘My Applications’ tab of the vacancy search page and entering your username and password.

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 that CV's will not be considered

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 advert above, and in the job description.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.


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