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  • LinkLiving - Employability Project Worker (Practice and Participation Service)

    Created: 23/02/2022, Updated: 24/02/2022

    Post: Employability Project Worker (Practice and Participation Service)

    Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday)

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

    Location:  Fife, Edinburgh or Falkirk

    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?

    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.

    It seeks to recruit an Employability Project Worker (Practice and Participation Service) to join its team. The purpose of the job is to support young people to achieve their goals and aspirations through group work by providing opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills. You will be responsible for the recruitment, training and support of the young people. You will support the achievement of high standards and provide monitoring information in relation to the project's outcomes. You will ensure that opportunities are provided to young people equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community and support them into a positive destination whether that be re-engagement with school, training or employment.

    The Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to the young people, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving's programmes and services.

    In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you can demonstrate a good standard of education, e.g. standard grade passes (or equivalent) in core subjects such as English and Maths and also hold an SQA Assessor and Verifier Qualification or willing to work towards it. Experience of co-ordinating, developing and delivering training programmes is essential for this role. As you will be working with young people with complex needs/backgrounds you must have previous experience of working with young people with complex needs/backgrounds. Additionally, you must have the ability to drive and be able to travel between services, as required.

    To apply, and for a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please visit LinkLivings's website. If you have any questions about the role, please e-mail [email protected] and the team  can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat. The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 06 March 2022.

    Interviews are being held on Monday 14 March 2022 at LinkLiving's Kirkcaldy - office where social distancing will be observed.

    LinkLiving can offer 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. 

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