Trauma Trainer/Self Help Coach, Employability Services

  • Full time
  • £21,506 – £25,356
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 31st January 2021

  • Advertised from 12th January 2021
  • *£21,506.00 - £25,356.00 per annum (dependent on skills & experience). 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Permanent


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. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. 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)

The Job

The Trauma Trainer/Self Help Coach will be responsible for delivering trauma-informed practice training to front line professionals, both across the Link Group of companies and to external partners and agencies. The post holder will also provide one to one self-help coaching to clients who are being supported through the Practice and Participation team and who could benefit from additional mental health support.

The Trauma Trainer/Self Help Coach will work with individuals to identify self-help goals and provide up to six sessions to work towards these. The sessions will be either face to face or could be delivered through an online platform dependent on individual circumstances.

About You

The post holder will be educated to diploma level (or equivalent) with experience of approaches to self help techniques and/or CBT approach. You must also have experience in the delivery and development of training programmes.

Due to the type of support you will be providing, you must have knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalised. In addition, you are also required to have knowledge of NES Trauma informed framework and have demonstrable experience of using a trauma-informed approach.

We also require the postholder to confirm in their application that they have a current driving license and access to a roadworthy car.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at

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.

*£21,506.00 - £25,356.00 per annum (dependent on skills & experience). Please note this role is due to undergo job evaluation and is expected to be confirmed as the aforementioned salary but this could be subject to change following the outcome of this evaluation.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 31 January 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held week commencing 8 February 2021 at Link’s Falkirk office where social distancing will be observed / via MS Teams

How to Apply

Our online application method is the most efficient way to apply and can be started by 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 and detailing which format you would require.