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Support Worker (Steps to Success)

  • Full time
  • £18,525 – £20,614
  • Grangemouth
  • Closing 12th April 2021


  • Advertised from 24th March 2021
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience (Plus, an on-call allowance of £20 per shift if applicable). 37.5 hours per week - hours to be worked on a rotational basis over 7 days, including waking night shifts
  • Permanent.
  • LLSWSMAR21

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 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 work to make a positive difference to the lives of people who are often excluded from society due to vulnerabilities including homelessness, mental health issues, physical health issues and social isolation. We provide care, support and employability services to over 1,000 people a year.

The Job

We have a great opportunity for a Support Worker to join our team and be part of an innovative new supported accommodation service for care experienced young people, delivered in partnership with Falkirk Council. As a key worker, your main role will be to support care experienced young people to create a home, offering practical, emotional and social support to assist them to develop the skills necessary for successful independent living. 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:

We're seeking to recruit a great support worker to work in our new project, Steps to Success, in Grangemouth. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

You will need to be able to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives. You will ideally have some experience of multi-agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of the challenges faced by care experienced young people.

We also would require a willingness from you to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) - for example, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6.

In return you will be offered the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge through employee training and development. You can expect to work in a supportive, trusting and transparent working environment, with the autonomy to offer creative and innovative solutions whilst maintaining Link’ s values; Empathy, Respect, Integrity, Caring.

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 below.

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, 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.

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

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 12 April 2021

Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Thursday 22 April 2021 at Steps to Success, Grangemouth 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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