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
• 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 are looking for a highly motivated and engaging Project Worker who will take responsibility to support our tenants by providing high quality support both on a 1:1 and occasional groupwork if this is a requirement. You will have a non-judgemental approach and will tailor the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.
You will support Link tenants to maintain their tenancies through opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will listen to our tenants to understand their needs and offer specialist support, working closely with housing officers as well as staff teams within LinkLiving.
This postholder will ensure that support is provided to tenants which aims to equip them with the skills to manage their tenancy, engage with their wider community and take up learning and employment opportunities, where appropriate. We are seeking an individual who is proactive, has excellent communications skills and who is able to build effective relationships with other agencies and services that will be useful to tenants, and actively promote LinkLiving’s services.
You will need to be able to demonstrate you match to LinkLiving’s four key values listed above.
As Project Worker, you will have experience of supporting people with complex needs, applying a non-judgemental approach, whilst tailoring the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.
You will have experience of supporting people to develop independent living skills and the knowledge and understanding the of skills needed for independent living. The successful postholder will have effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills.
As Project Worker, you will have knowledge of the use of evaluation methods to ensure support is effective and will have a non judgemental attitude and willingness to embrace diversity.
The successful postholder will have an ability to adapt to new environments and be able to work openly and honestly within a team setting. You will have the ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies and will effectively prioritise and plan your own and other members of the teams workload.
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 on our website.
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.
Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 19 April 2021.
Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 April 2021 via MS Teams.
How to Apply
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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.