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Support Worker - Fife Support Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Fife Support Service
  • Closing 9th May 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd April 2021
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience
  • Ref: LLSWFAPR21


Contract Type: Various hours available, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Hours are across Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with a weekend rota on a Saturday.

Job category/type: Full-time and Part-time positions available, Permanent, Support Work.

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)

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in our Fife Support Service. You don’t need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share our values, this could be the role for you. The Job Support Workers in the Fife Support Services are responsible for delivering a visiting care at home and/or housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes (including the provision of personal care and administering medication, where required, and help to enable people to develop practical household skills).

The post holder/s will provide emotional support, to assist people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation. It is the Support Workers responsibility to develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live a good life. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

As a Support Worker in this service, you will support and assist service users to maximise their income and benefits and in applying for housing benefit. This might involve liaising with other agencies that may be involved with the service user, advocating on their behalf and accessing professional help if required and appropriate. In addition, you will support service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy and help them take responsibility for the safety of themselves and their home.

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To be considered for this role it is essential that you have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role is regulated by the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) it is essential that you have a willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the SSSC to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users and be able to build equal and positive relationships with people. You also must have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records. Having a current driving licence and access to a reliable, roadworthy car is also essential to be able to undertake this role. Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

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 above.

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 Sunday 9 May 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at LinkLiving’s Fife office where social distancing will be observed / via MS Teams

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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