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Self Help Coach

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,084 – £24,859
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 1st March 2020

  • Advertised from 13th February 2020
  • LinkLiving Salary Band 5. Salary dependent on skills & experience. Permanent. Two Full-Time posts available at 37.5 hours per week. Part-Time working will be considered and can be discussed at interview. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the service.


The purpose of the job is to deliver an exciting new project which is supported by the Scottish Government's Survivor Support Innovation and Development Fund. 'Better than Well' will support adult survivors of childhood trauma in Fife, particularly those who have found it difficult to engage with other services and will be open to all adult survivors, but there will be an additional effort to engage with survivors who have experienced homelessness.

Engaging with a range of community facilities across Fife, The Self Help Coach will support people who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, low mood and stress.

The postholder will provide includes enabling people to recognise, understand and manage their symptoms and support them to take the steps they need to take to maintain good mental health. The Self Help Coach will develop good networking links with a range of external services and will introduce people to additional specialist sources of support, encouraging people to develop good personal networks and stronger connections with their community. They will also occasionally co-facilitate service promotion and training sessions to staff teams external / internal

Other key responsibilities of the Self Help Coach is to maintain accurate, up-to-date and secure records of the people they support, and to participate in regular clinical and non-clinical support and supervision.

You will need:

  • Educated to diploma level (or equivalent) with experience of approaches to self help techniques and/or CBT approach
  • Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalised
  • To be able to actively contribute to team working
  • A knowledge of mental health self help resources and a commitment to their use
  • An ability to building equal and positive relationships with people
  • Good communication skills in a variety of situations
  • Sensitivity and responsiveness to people's emotional and social health
  • Demonstrable experience of using a person centred approach

The deal

LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, independence and community inclusion for over 25 years.

We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the lives of the people we work with and are recognised as a leader in responding to and delivering on individual needs.

We provide accommodation, care, employability and support services to over 1000 people each year in Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife and North Lanarkshire.

LinkLiving is part of the Link group of award-winning social enterprises.

Annual leave and benefits

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide-range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on 01 March 2020

Interview Date: Monday 09 March 2020 at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification.

To apply, please visit our website.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.