LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and Scottish charity. We have been providing specialist services to support health, wellbeing, and community inclusion for over 25 years.
We are committed to positively supporting people to overcome the negative impacts on their lives of ill-health, poverty, inequality and isolation. 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.
At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything wedo 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 people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
We're seeking to recruit a Support Worker to work in our Fife Accommodation Service. If you share our values, this could be the role for you.
As a Support Worker with the Fife Accommodation Service within West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy, you will deliver a housing support service to service users residing in West Bridge Mill to enable people to live as independently as possible on their own, supporting individuals to develop practical household skills.
You will 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. You will develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of challenges, support them to cope in difficult times and enable them to live a good life. In doing so, to provide emotional, practical and social support to help people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.
The role requires you to develop positive relationships with a range of partners, including the NHS (in the community and in hospitals), social work and voluntary organisations to extend the breadth and quality of support available to the people we work with.
You will be part of a team while managing your own caseload and being a key worker for some of the people we support. You will take part in regular team meetings and receive regular support and supervision.
You will be expected to utilise technology effectively to help deliver the best possible service to the people we support including to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gather feedback from the people we work with.
LinkLiving will provide you with opportunities to participate in a range of learning and development activities to enhance you experience and skills and improve the quality of our service.
What you will need
Our main aim for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own, which 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)
You will also need:
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.*
Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.
An understanding of the issues affecting service users.
An ability to build equal and positive relationships with people.
To demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion.
*Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.
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.
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Link is a group of eight social enterprise companies which provide a wide range of services in 26 local authority areas across Scotland. We have more than 10,000 customers and have ambitious plans to make more of our services available to people who need them most.
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.
For further information and to apply visit our online recruitment portal https://linkhousing.org.uk/what-we-do/work-for-us/
Closing date Midnight 2 April 2020
Please note that CVs 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.