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Project Worker – HoME Service

  • Part time
  • £21,084 – £24,859 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th March 2020


  • Advertised from 20th February 2020
  • Salary dependent on skills & experience. Fixed-Term for 1 year with possibility of extension dependent on funding. 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday with flexibility required to meet the needs of the service.
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Role

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. 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)

Our main aim for this job role is to find a person with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Project Worker within our HoME service. The aim of the project is to provide additional support to Link tenants who have complex needs which cannot be met by other services. These tenants are often not in contact with, or not a priority for, statutory services, so when they are in a crisis it can be difficult for them to get help when they need it.

You will support Link tenants to maintain their tenancies through opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will listen to our tenants to understand their needs and offer specialist support, working closely with housing officers as well as staff teams within LinkLiving.

We are looking for a highly motivated and engaging Project Worker who will take responsibility to support our tenants by providing high quality support both on a 1:1 and groupwork basis. You will have a non-judgemental approach and will tailor the level and content of the support to meet the needs of each individual.

This postholder will ensure that support is provided to tenants which aims to equip them with the skills to manage their tenancy, engage with their wider community and take up learning and employment opportunities, where appropriate. We are seeking an individual who is proactive, has excellent communications skills and who is able to build effective relationships with other agencies and services that will be useful to tenants, and actively promote LinkLiving’s services.

You will need:

  • Experience of co-ordinating training courses.
  • Experience of supporting people to develop independent living skills
  • Ability and understanding of how to work with people who have complex needs
  • Experience of supporting clients with complex issues
  • Knowledge and understanding the of skills needed for independent living knowledge of the agencies set up to support people to live independently

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 on our online recruitment portal.

Our company

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 Sunday 08 March 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020 in Falkirk.

To find our more and to apply, please visit our recruitment portal: linkhousing.org.uk/what-we-do/work-for-us

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.


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