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Self Help Coach – Remote Delivery

  • Part time
  • £23,113 – £25,546 pro-rata
  • Glasgow and the surrounding areas
  • Closing 20th April 2021

  • Advertised from 31st March 2021
  • Permanent


Position one:18.75 hour post available, Fixed term for 1 year, located in City of Glasgow and Inverclyde local authority areas.

Position two:15 hour post available, Fixed term to March 2023, located in East Ayrshire, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Inverclyde and West Lothian. Scottish Legal Aid Board funding.

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

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 purpose of the job is to provide a self-help service which supports people to develop tools and techniques to better manage mild to moderate mental health issues.

Building Resilience for a Better Home

LinkLiving will provide supported self-help coaching for housing association tenants who are at risk of losing their tenancies due to a range of problems associated with low to moderate levels of mental health issues.

Coaching will be delivered remotely (telephone or video link) with up to nine sessions where tenants will learn techniques to manage their mental health and therefore be in a position to be able to better manage their lives, engage with their communities and sustain their tenancies.


  • Tenants previously at risk of losing their tenancy will learn techniques to manage their tenancy better and therefore to stay in their home.
  • Having gained skills for life tenants will have learnt resilience and built confident, and be able to manage anxiety, stress and anger to:
    • manage their tenancy such as dealing with debt including utility bills, rent non-payment and hoarding;
    • manage their relationship with their neighbours leading to less anti-social behaviours; c) have the confidence to engage more in their local community including with specialist support services, e.g. social work, substance misuse or hoarding charities.

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

About You

You will need to be able to demonstrate your commitment to LinkLiving’s 4 key values, 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 will be educated to a minimum of SCQF Level 7 (or equivalent) or equivalent relevant experience. The successful postholder will have knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized and a working knowledge of mental health self-help resources and a commitment to their use.

You will be able to actively contribute to team working and have an ability to building equal and positive relationships with people, with demonstrable experience of using a person centred approach.

As Self Help Coach, you will have a proactive approach to managing own wellbeing in the role and the ability to manage ongoing risk, problem solve and remain calm in a crisis. The successful postholder will have good communication skills in a variety of situations and should demonstrate empathy and active listening. Sensitivity and responsiveness to people’s emotional and social health is essential for this role. The Self Help Coach will the ability to collect data and maintain records and will have a flexible, practical and reliable approach.

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.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Tuesday 27 April 2021 via MS Teams.

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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.

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.