Contract: Temporary until 31 March 2024 (with potential extension depending on funding)
Link Life Fife is a community-led support service (non-clinical) provided by Fife Health and Social Care Partnership for anyone aged 18 and over in Fife who is reaching out to their GP or other health professional within Primary Care for support to manage stress, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelmed that are affecting their mental health or general well-being.
Fife Health and Social Care Partnership seek to recruit a Link Worker to join its team. The role involves working within the Guiding Principles of Local Area Co-ordination and to use this approach to help support people to have a better quality of life through the delivery of positive outcomes for people and communities.
The postholder will assist with identifying key supports and will monitor and review to ensure the best personal outcomes are achieved for that person.
The postholder will work closely with Fife Council, NHS Fife, third sector organisations and a wide range of community organisations and resources to support individuals to make meaningful connections, access opportunities within the local community, encourage self-management of their mental health, improved quality of life and mental wellbeing.
Education Level: Higher National Certificate (HNC) or equivalent (SCQF level 7)
The skills you will need:
Support people affected by mental and physical ill health to access community resources and supports following a referral from NHS Fife and/or Mental Health Services.
To assist people affected by mental and physical ill health and their families/carers to develop contacts, links and relationships with others in their local community.
Assist individuals in need of additional support to access appropriate solutions and to build their capacity in order to minimise appointments and admissions to primary and acute care.
Support people to access alternatives to statutory services and to divert away from these by exploring more creative and personalised solutions for the individual.
Meet up with people in their homes, in the local community or at your place of work as appropriate.
Use ‘Good Conversations’ and active listening skills to enable the individual to identify their own strengths and the things that are going well for them.
Work in partnership with people, the local community, agencies and any others to determine preferred and available supports and options for the people you are supporting to ensure the best possible outcomes for them.
Ability to Actively engage in community mapping activities in order to identify community resources.
Ability to plan tasks and managing workload independently.
Preparing standard reports for internal use including outcome measuring plans and recording advice provided.
Maintaining information and monitoring systems relating to the post.
Support Local Area Co-ordinators to involve local communities in developing and mapping community led solutions for people experiencing mental and physical health conditions.
Experience of delivering a customer focused service (Focus on Customers – See How We Work Matters Framework).
Experience of working alongside statutory agencies, community development teams and voluntary sector organisations.
Actively challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental health through contribution to anti-stigma campaigns and events
The job pack/role profile is on Fife Council's website and provides detailed information about the expectations for the post and the person specification.
You may be required to obtain a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership or Disclosure Check for this role. · For more information/to apply, please visit Fife Council's website. The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 October 2022. The proposed interview date is the week commencing 31 October 2022.