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  • LinkLiving - Support Worker

    Created: 23/06/2021

    Role: Support Worker, Fife Accommodation (Ref: LLSWFJUN21)

    Salary:18,525.00 - 20,614.00 per annum, pro rata (dependent on skills & experience) (Plus, an on-call allowance of 20 per shift if applicable)

    Hours: Part-time 22 hours per week, permanent.Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Hours to be worked over 3 days, between Monday - Friday, set days to be agreed.

    Location: Fife

    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.  It delivers 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.

    LinkLiving's values and people are at the heart of everything it does including recruiting its employees. The organisation puts the people it supports first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.

    LinkLiving's 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).

    LinkLiving is seeking to recruit some great new support workers to work in its Fife Accommodation service. You don't need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share LinkLiving's values, this could be the role for you.

    The Job As a Support Worker in the Fife Accommodation service, you will be responsible for providing support to individuals living within a supported accommodation project. The project consists of 15 self-contained flats and offers accommodation with support for up to 32 single individuals. You will also 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. Support Workers also assist service users with shopping, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, personal care and other household tasks.

    As a Support Worker, you will also assist service users to maximise their income and benefits, explore employability and training options and help service users apply for relevant benefits available to them including housing benefit. This role involves assisting service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy as well as helping them take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves and their home.

    This is a lone working role and requires the job holder to display a high level of resilience and initiative when working with individuals who are experiencing homelessness. To find out more about a career in care, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect.

    About You:

    The successful candidate must have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales. As this role requires the post holder to be registered with the SSSC (see below) then you must have 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. It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion and a knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users. It is also essential that you have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records.

    Due to service requirements, LinkLiving stipulates that applicants must have a flexible, practical, proactive and reliable approach and able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and public holidays. 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 visit LinkLiving's job portal.

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

    Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 12 July 2021.

    Interviews are being held on Wednesday 21 July 2021.

    Click here to apply for this role. LinkLiving can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by e-mailing its Resourcing Team at [email protected] 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.

    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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