Support Worker (Edinburgh Mental Health Services)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,135 – £20,389
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2020


  • Advertised from 11th September 2020
  • Position one = Full-time, 37.5 hours per week Position two = Part-time (evenings), 25 hours per week or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Role

Contract Type: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week to be worked flexibly Monday to Friday, with weekend and evenings on a rota basis, including and public holidays. An opportunity for a part-time (evening) Support Worker is also available. This would be 25 hours a week (5pm - 10pm) or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week (2pm – 10pm)

Position one = Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Position two = Part-time (evenings), 25 hours per week or potential for Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Please state in the ‘Match to job Requirements’ section on your application which role you wish to be considered for.

Job category/type: Full-time and Part-time, Permanent, Support Work.

LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people of all ages to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

• Personal development and employability programmes

• Self-help coaching

• Supported accommodation

• Care at home

• Housing support

• Befriending

• Social cafes

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. Our 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)

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

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Edinburgh Mental Health Services. 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.

Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide supported accommodation for people affected by mental and physical health issues. The majority of the people we support have spent a significant amount of time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home.

The Job

We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Edinburgh Mental Health Services.

In this role, you will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and 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

To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect - aquestionofcare.org.uk

About You

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

You should have an understanding of the issues affecting service users, along with the ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.

Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is also essential.

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

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.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at linkliving.org.uk

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving 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 share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving 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.

Application notes

Closing Date: midnight on 24 September 2020

Interview Date: interviews will be held week commencing 05 October 2020 at Link’s Edinburgh Office.

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started visiting our website

You must complete an application form to be considered for any of our vacancies. 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.

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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