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Support Worker, Fife Accommodation

  • Part time
  • £18,525 – £20,614 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 12th July 2021


  • Advertised from 22nd June 2021
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. Plus, an on-call allowance of £20 per shift if applicable. 22 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Hours to be worked over 3 days, between Monday – Friday, set days to be agreed.
  • LLSWFJUN21

Role

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 and people are at the heart of everything we do including recruiting our employees. 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 Accommodation 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

As a Support Worker in the Fife Accommodation service, you will be responsible for providing support to individuals living within a supported accommodation project. The project consists of 15 self contained flats and offers accommodation with support for up to 32 single individuals.

You will also 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.

Support Workers also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, personal care and other household tasks. As a Support Worker you will also assist service users to maximise their income and benefits, explore employability and training options and help service users apply for relevant benefits available to them including housing benefit.

This role involves assisting service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy as well as helping them take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves and their home.

This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

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

The successful candidate must have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role requires the post holder to be registered with the SSSC (see below) then you must have a willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.

It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion and a knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users. It is also essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records.

Due to service requirements, we stipulate that applicants must have a flexible, practical, proactive and reliable approach and able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

Further Information

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

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 including support and payment towards required qualifications, payment of SSSC registration fees and PVG checks, 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 Monday 12 July 2021

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at LinkLiving’s West Bridge Mill office where social distancing will be observed

Our online application method is 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.

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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