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  • LinkLiving - Support Worker

    Created: 15/04/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Support Worker (Fife Support Service)
    Job reference: LLSWFAPR24
    Hours: 37.5 per week (Monday-Friday + Saturday on a rota basis)
    Salary: £23,756 - £24,938 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
    Location: LinkLiving's office, Kirkcaldy

    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 don't need to have previous experience or qualifications in this field. If you share LinkLiving's values, this could be the role for you. 

    LinkLiving's values and people are at the heart of everything they do including how they recruit staff. It is important for Link to find people who share their values, which 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), and caring (show kindness and concern for others). 

    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
    • Befriending
    • Social cafes

    The Service

    The Support Worker will work with people in their own homes, sheltered housing, and temporary accommodation in the community throughout Fife to help them live independently, therefore access to a car and a full driving licence are essential. 

    The Job

    Support Workers are responsible for delivering a housing support service to enable people to sustain their tenancy and live as independently as possible in their own homes. 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, you'll 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 achieve outcomes in the following areas:

    • Income maximisation 
    • Managing/sustaining a tenancy 
    • Improved independent living skills 
    • Accessing specialist support 
    • Reducing isolation 
    • Improved mental health and wellbeing


    The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include: 

    • Competitive salary, reviewed annually, and opportunity for annual performance-related salary increases and discretionary non-consolidated pay awards, subject to terms of the scheme 
    • 35 days' holiday per year (inclusive of public holidays) pro rata, plus additional three days pro rata after three years' service, with an opportunity to buy and sell holiday
    • Access to paid SVQ qualifications and a wide range of learning and development opportunities and funded Disclosure Scotland and Scottish Social Services
    • Defined contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions plus salary exchange and additional voluntary contribution options
    • Life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to named beneficiaries
    • Healthcare cash plan for employees (and dependents) to support health and wellbeing plus discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services
    • Employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial wellbeing
    • Discounted travel schemes including cycle to work scheme, monthly bus pass scheme and travel ticket loan 

    Click here for a full list of benefits. 

    Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within six months of their start date. 

    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. 

    If you have any questions about the role, please e-mail [email protected] and they can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat

    To find out more about what LinkLiving do and to view the generous pay and benefits package, please visit their website at 

    If you're thinking about working in adult social care, download the guide to adult social care jobs in Scotland for in-depth information on everything you need to know to get started. In addition, you can enrol on a free, online six week part-time tutor-supported 'Introduction to a Career in Social Care' course. The course introduces the area of social care and can be a stepping stone to employment or further training.

    How To Apply 

    Click here to complete the online application.

    Link can offer suitable alternative methods to apply such as hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by e-mailing [email protected] and detailing which format you 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. Link aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and from anyone who shares their commitment to inclusion. Their offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident Leader, they will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

    The closing date for applications is Sunday 05 May 2024. Interviews will be held in Link's Kirkcaldy office. 

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