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Community Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,339 – £24,993 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th January 2021

  • Advertised from 7th January 2021
  • 22.5 hours per week. Fixed term contract until 31st March 2023.


The Community Link Worker will support people in a locality to make a positive difference to their personal and community assets. The Community Link Worker will take a person-centred approach and support people to identify issues affecting their health and wellbeing; identify personal outcomes and priorities; overcome barriers to achieving goals; support access & engagement with local and national agencies & services.

The Community Link Worker will also work to connect primary care, social care services, 3rd sector agencies and community resources to provide person-centred, joined-up solutions for people that promote health and wellbeing.

The Community Link Worker will provide regular reports to external agencies on outcomes achieved.


  • Provide flexible, person-centred support to people who access the service.
  • Design and delivery flexible approaches that improve health and wellbeing
  • Assess community priorities and liaise with other agencies to co-produce effective responses.
  • Link with a wide range of other providers including Primary Care, specialist mental health services, social care services and the wide range of community resources.
  • Establish an effective relationship with people who use the service in accordance with Penumbra’s policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation and provide accurate information and reports as required
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people, the Community Link Network and the organisation, within the agreed criteria
  • Participate in training activities and meetings as required
  • Uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice
  • Register with the SSSC if appropriate (Supervisor) and maintain post-registration training and learning log to meet ongoing registration requirements
  • Providing Line Management Support and Supervision to other staff within Community Link Network as required
  • Other duties, deemed appropriate to this grade, as and when required




  • SVQ 3 In Health & Social Care or equivalent, as defined by the SSSC.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of and experience of evidence based, solution focused approaches
  • Illustrate experience of assessing and prioritising need within a group of people using services.
  • Experience of supporting people in emotional distress
  • Experience of supporting people with multiple health needs
  • Experience of a holistic, person-centred approach to recovery
  • Core IT skills and ability to input data, basic word processing, manage emails
  • Experience of multi-agency liaison


  • Experience of working in an autonomous role
  • Experience of supervising individuals
  • Knowledge of data management, performance monitoring and reporting.

Working with Others


  • Ability to build and maintains robust and co-operative relationships with team members and colleagues throughout the organisation
  • Builds co-productive relationships, develops networks and promotes partnership working with other professionals and agencies
  • Is aware of unspoken thoughts, concerns or feelings and is skilled at helping people to voice these safely.


  • Actively participates and provides valuable contributions to the project work of other organisations, professionals and the sector

Learn and Apply


  • Can Contribute to an organisational culture which values continuous professional development
  • Demonstrates on-going positive and constructive self-reflection and resulting improvements
  • Makes best use of own strengths and finds ways to overcome personal challenges



  • Is skilled at explaining complex information concisely, clearly and accurately to inform and persuade others to take action
  • Produces structured, accurate and concise written reports
  • Ensures a high level of two-way communication with all stakeholders
  • Adheres to and actively promotes the core values of Penumbra

Managing Self


  • Manages own work life balance, and assists others to do the same as appropriate
  • Uses research and evidence from practice to inform change within the organisation
  • Is skilled at remaining positive and finding solutions to overcome adversity
  • Engages in open and reflective debate and provides constructive comments about proposed changes



  • Develops clear, realistic, timely plans to produce desired results and ensures that action is taken to deal with any changes as they arise
  • Works to support a culture in which service quality and customer satisfaction are an organisational priority
  • Maintains sound ethical and professional standards at all times, reporting wrongdoing and encouraging others to do the same
  • Manages time effectively to ensure tasks are completed and deadlines are met


  • Consistently works with a person-centred approach
  • Is kind and compassionate in all interactions
  • Strives to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of people using the service.
  • Promotes organisational values, policies and procedures
  • Support people to exercise their rights, independence, and choice whilst ensuring people are as far as possible protected from danger or harm.

Application notes

Monday 18th January 2021 at 12:00 noon. (extended deadline - previous applicants need not re-apply)

Interviews will take place in w/c 25th January 2021.

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