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  • LinkLiving - Peripatetic Support Worker, Fife Support Service (3 posts)

    Created: 14/03/2022, Updated: 17/03/2022

    Post: Peripatetic Support Worker, Fife Support Service (3 posts)

    Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 with a weekend rota for a Saturday.

    Salary: £19,539.00 - £20,614.00 per annum, (dependent on skills and experience)

    Location: Post 1 East Team, Post 2 Central Team, 3 West Team

    LinkLiving is looking for 3 Peripatetic Support Workers to join its team. The workers are responsible for providing cover for their colleague's absence, 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 Peripatetic Support Worker's 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 Peripatetic 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, the following video provides an insight into what you can expect.

    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 LinkLiving's website. This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Link will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update. Further Information Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email [email protected] and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat.

    The closing date for applications is 12:00 on Monday 04 April 2022. Interviews are being held on Tuesday 12 April 2022 at the office in Kirkcaldy where social distancing will be observed.

    Click here to apply for this role - Link offers suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by e-mailing the Resourcing Team at [email protected] and detailing which format you would require.

    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. The terms and conditions are outlined in the job information pack. LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. 




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