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  • LinkLiving - Self Help Coach, Better than Well

    Created: 31/05/2021

    Post: Self Help Coach, Better than Well

    Contract Type: Position one = 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked over 5 days and flexibly to meet the needs of the service,

    Position two = 30 hours, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service, over 4 days.

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

    Job reference: LLSEHMAY21

    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. LinkLiving delivers support to service users through a range of personal development and employability programmes including:

    • Self-help coaching 
    • Supported accommodation
    • Care at home
    •  Housing support
    • Befriending Social cafes

    The Job

    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 will 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 support people to identify their personal outcomes by undertaking baseline and exit assessments of the people we support, using appropriate clinical measures and agreeing a schedule of support 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. Due to current restrictions as a result of Covid-19, sessions will take place remotely initially. However, a blended model of face to face/ remote sessions will be made when conditions allow.

    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 organsiations.

    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 the ability to drive and access to your own vehicle for this role.

    For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, download this job pack.

    Closing Date:  Midnight on Thursday 17 June 2021

    Interview Date:  Interviews are being held on Wednesday 30 June 2021 at LinkLiving’s Fife office where social distancing will be observed

    To apply for this role, click here. LinkLiving offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing its Resourcing Team at [email protected] and detailing which format you would require.

    Please note that CV's will not be considered.

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