Post: Support Worker Hours: 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday and Saturday on a rota basis) Salary: £22,475 - £23,593 per annum (Dependent on skills and experience)
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 but if you share their 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 their staff. It is important for them to find people who share the same 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.
The post holder will provide emotional support, assisting people to take part in activities that matter to them and help them engage with their community to reduce social isolation. It is the Support Worker's 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. They will provide emotional, practical and social support to help people live as independently as possible and make informed choices about all aspects of their lives.
For a full list of benefits available to employees, please see the LinkLiving work for us page. 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. 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.
For more information and to apply for the role please visit their website. Instructions to complete the form are at the top of the page. LinkLiving can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by e-mailing the Resourcing Team via: [email protected] and detailing which format you would require.
The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 10 September 2023 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 19 September 2023 at their office in Kirkcaldy.
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. LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and they welcome applications from all sectors of the community. LinkLiving offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident employer, they will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.