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  • LinkLiving - Support Worker

    Created: 02/07/2021, Updated: 05/07/2021

    Post: Support Worker, Fife Support Service (REF:  LLSWFJUL21)
    Salary: £18,525.00 - £20,614.00 per annum, pro rata (dependent on skills & experience)
    Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service. Hours are across Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with a weekend rota on a Saturday
    Contract: Permanent
    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).

    Support Workers in the Fife Support Services are responsible for delivering visiting care at home and/or housing support service to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes (including the provision of personal care and administering medication, where required, and help to enable people to develop practical household skills). The post holder 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. It is the Support Workers responsibility to 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.

    As a Support Worker in this service, you will support and assist service users to maximise their income and benefits and in applying for housing benefits. This might involve liaising with other agencies that may be involved with the service user, advocating on their behalf and accessing professional help if required and appropriate. In addition, you will support service users to cope with the responsibilities of a tenancy and help them take responsibility for the safety of themselves and their home. To find out more about a career in care, this video provides an insight into what you can expect.   

    About You:

     To be considered for this role it is essential that you have an SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or able to achieve qualification within required timescales.  As this role is regulated by the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) it is essential that you have a willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by the SSSC to achieve and maintain registration with a regulatory body.  

    To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting service users and be able to build equal and positive relationships with people. You also must have good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records.  Having a current driving licence and access to a reliable, roadworthy car is also essential to be able to undertake this role.   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 Information Pack on LinkLiving's online recruitment portal. To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit its website.

    This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 12 July 2021. Interviews are being held on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at LinkLiving's Fife office, where social distancing will be observed

    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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