Location: LinkLiving, West Bridge Mill, Bridge Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1TE
LinkLiving is a Scottish health and wellbeing charity that supports people to manage or overcome the effects of negative life experiences (including trauma, mental health challenges, poverty and inequality) so that they can build on their strengths and aspirations in order to live their best possible lives. They support people through a range of models including personal development and employability programmes, self-help coaching, supported accommodation, care at home, housing support, and befriending social cafes.
Their Older Persons' Service addresses loneliness and social isolation among older people through volunteer befriending, social cafes, and their Help to Stay at Home service. The Older Persons' Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for isolated and lonely vulnerable older people by providing 1:1 support in people's own homes. The regular contact that this service will bring will make a real difference to an older person's life. Older people will ideally benefit emotionally through shared interests and experiences with their matched staff member and also through practical assistance, such as help with transport to Health Services including GP, dentist and hospital appointments, collection of prescription, support to attend appointments, shopping trips and social outings.
Are you passionate about helping people to live a better life? Do you want to work for a charity where your health and wellbeing matter just as much as the people you support? Do you want to be part of a trauma-informed team where you will be supported to develop creative and flexible ways of working?
You will have good computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records, combined with a knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting older people. The successful candidate will be able to work openly and honestly in a team setting and have an ability to prioritise their own caseload. The ability to drive and be able to travel between services is essential for this role.
The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include competitive salary (reviewed annualy), 35 days' holiday per year, business travel mileage allowance, learning and development opportunities, defined contribution pension scheme, a healthcare cash plan, and much more.
This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.
If you are considering a career in social care but aren't sure what it involves or whether it's right for you, you can enrol in a free, online 6 week part-time tutor-supported 'Introduction to a Career in Social Care' course. The course provides an introduction to the area of social care and can be a stepping-stone to employment or further training.