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  • LinkLiving - Self Help Coach, Better than Well

    Created: 13/09/2021

    Post: Self Help Coach

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week or 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday

    Salary: £23,113.00 - £25,546.00 per annum, pro-rata (dependent on skills and experience)

    Location: Fife-wide

    Contract: Permanent

    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. 

    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 and Action 15 from Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

    Better than Well supports adults who have experienced childhood trauma in Fife, including those who have found it difficult to engage with other services. Better than Well Self Help Coaches offer up to 8 one to one coaching sessions to individuals who have experienced childhood trauma stay safe and stable using a cognitive behavioural therapy approach. There will be an additional effort to engage with people who have also experienced homelessness.

    The postholder will provide a person-centred service which responds flexibly and quickly to the mental health needs of adults who have experienced trauma in childhood, enabling people to recognise, understand and manage the symptoms.  You will work with clients to help them identify their personal outcomes by undertaking baseline and exit assessments of the people we support, using appropriate clinical measures and agreeing a schedule of self-help sessions. In addition to conducting face to face sessions, the post holder will also be expected to carry out sessions using remote platforms. - either telephone or digital platforms. The service uses a blended model of delivery with either face-to-face or remote sessions offered to individuals.

    You will also be expected to develop positive partnerships with agencies which are relevant to support for adults who have experienced trauma and raise awareness of Better than Well through giving presentations. Coaches will receive training in facilitating Trauma-Informed training courses to partner organisations.

    About You

    You will be educated to Higher Education level with experience of self-help techniques and CBT approaches and come with knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized.

    Experience of using a person-centered approach is fundamental to this role as well as knowledge of mental health self-help resources and a commitment to their use.  You will have empathy, active listening skills and be sensitive and responsive to people’s emotional and social health.

    As the postholder is required to develop positive partnerships with agencies and participate in relevant network meetings, good communication skills are essential to the role.

    It is essential that you have an ability to drive and access to your own vehicle for this role.

    For more information/to apply for this role, please click here. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 01 October 2021

    Interviews are being held on Monday 11 October 2021 at LinkLiving’s Fife office, where social distancing will be observed




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