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  • LinkLiving - Team Leader, Older Person's Service

    Created: 04/05/2022, Updated: 05/05/2022

    Post:  Team Leader, Older Person's Service

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week

    Salary: £27,883 - £30,819 per annum (dependent on skills & experience)

    Location: Fife

    LinkLiving seeks to recruit a Team Leader to join its Older Person's Service which supports people in Fife aged 65+ to reconnect with their community and live full and active lives. It provides the necessary support for people to remain in their own homes longer. There is a high rate of loneliness in Fife, particularly amongst older people. The Service provides much-needed companionship and support to help older people of Fife to become more involved in their local communities.

    It has three distinctive projects:

    • Volunteer befriending: The Older Persons' Service recruits, supports and trains people as volunteer befrienders. By enabling older people to be connected, rather than cut-off, the volunteers help to improve their quality of life, and this can delay or avoid the need for more intensive support. The Service matches trained volunteers with vulnerable older people to provide person-centered befriending support in people's homes and in their communities.
    • Social cafes: Weekly social cafes help older people aged 65+ who have become isolated, lonely, or who are affected by poor health, to meet others and become more involved in their local communities. The cafes not only offer older people an opportunity to socialise with others but also can provide valuable respite to carers who are in most cases family members. Volunteers organise a range of activities and trips for the cafe members, from music to quizzes, to board games, to trips chosen by the members.
    • Help to Stay at Home is a befriending service provided by experienced assistant project workers. The service supports people over 65 to access services in the local community. The service aims to support those who are house bound or have long-term health conditions to become more active and to re-engage with their local communities. The service can also offer support to carers by providing respite allowing them to continue in their role as long as possible.

    The purpose of the job is to provide leadership, support and supervision to a team of project workers to deliver a high-quality service for older people within the Fife area whilst ensuring that funding is monitored, the service to individuals is coordinated and that appropriate policies and local procedures are in place. The Team Leader is the first line manager and is responsible for ensuring the service is of high quality. The Team Leader will combine a thorough knowledge of social care practice and processes with first class leadership, staff support and development skills. Working closely with the Service Manager, the Team Leader will use their extensive knowledge and experience of Older Persons services to develop and expand services across Fife. 

    For more information on the job requirements and to apply, please visit LinkLiving'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 Wednesday 25 May 2022. Interviews are being held on Thursday 02 June 2022 at the office in Kirkcaldy where social distancing will be observed. The team can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively, hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing the Resourcing Team at [email protected] and detailing which format you would require. 




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