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Assistant Project Worker x2 (Older Person’s Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Fife
  • Closing 20th April 2021


  • Advertised from 31st March 2021
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. Full time (permanent) and Part-time (fixed-term)
  • LLAPWMAR21

Role

Position one: 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Position two: 25 hours per week, fixed term until 1 February 2022, Hours to be worked flexibility to meet the needs of the service.

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 Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for isolated and lonely vulnerable older people by providing 1:1 support in people’s own homes. The regular contact that this service will bring will make a real difference to an older person’s life. Older people will ideally benefit emotionally through shared interests and experiences with their matched staff member and also through practical assistance, such as help with transport to Health Services including GP, dentist and hospital appointments, collection of prescription, support to attend appointments, shopping trips and social outings.

The Job

The purpose of the Assistant Project Workers role is to work closely with the project workers and volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become engaged and included within their communities. The Assistant Project Workers will develop relationships with relevant agencies and other services to maximise opportunities for the people we support.

Assistant Project Workers are responsible for providing one to one support to the older people, dealing with any issues they may have by providing advice or signposting, seeking advice where necessary. The post holder will assist the Team Leader and Project Workers to deliver community initiatives including social cafes and groups for older people. In addition, the Assistant Project Workers will develop good relationships with other agencies in the communities in which they work to promote the services and to identify opportunities for service users.

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

In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting older people and be able to build equal and positive relationships with people.

Due to the requirement of the Assistant Project Workers to update records it is essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update these records.

You must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of local community initiatives and projects and have an ability to work openly and honestly within a team setting.

Further Information

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

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Tuesday 20 April 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Thursday 29 April 2021 via MS Teams

Our online application methodis the most efficient way to apply and can be started by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. 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.

Please indicate in your application which position/s you wish to be considered for.

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 job information pack.

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


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