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 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:
The purpose of the job is to support people with complex needs to maintain their tenancies through the provision of opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will offer specialist support, working closely with housing officers as well as project staff from Link Academy in Falkirk.
You will be responsible for supporting tenants by providing high quality one to one support creating a plan with achievable goals for each client. The level and content of the support you will provide will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual, both in terms of frequency and content.
LinkLiving aims to provide ongoing learning and capacity building opportunities to enable more vulnerable people to actively participate in our service. This role will support that aim by ensuring that opportunities are provided to tenants, equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community. The Housing Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to tenants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s Falkirk services.
This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with people in their own tenancy or in the community when they may be in distress.
To succeed in this role, you must have an ability and understanding of how to work with people who have complex needs. A knowledge and understanding of the skills needed for independent living is also important for this role.
Effective communication skills including excellent written, oral and IT skills is essential for you to have for this role. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to use ICT equipment and previous experience in using online client management systems.
This role involves development with partnerships with other agencies and training providers and therefore an ability to create relationships/partnerships with other voluntary and statutory agencies is essential.
You must be able to drive and travel between services as required.
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.
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.
Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 4 August 2021
Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Thursday 12 August 2021 via MS Teams
How to Apply
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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.