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Ref no:
256315
Published:
25/1/2022
Closes:
14/2/2022
Location:
West Bridge Mill, KY1 1TE
Salary:
£19,539 - £20,614 per year salary pro rata, dependent on skills and experience.
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
37.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job title: Assistant Project Worker x2 (Older Person’s Service)

Salary: £19,539.00 - £20,614.00 per annum (dependent on skills & experience).

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

Location: West Fife Area, Office location 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?

At LinkLiving, our values and people are at the heart of everything we do including how we recruit our staff. It is important for us to find people who share our 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)
  • 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. We 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

Help To Stay At Home supports older people in Fife to reconnect with their community and live full and active lives. It provides the necessary support for people to remain in their own homes and communities. 

The Job

The Older Persons Service promotes social inclusion opportunities for isolated and lonely vulnerable older people by providing 1:1 support in people’s own homes. The regular contact that this service will bring will make a real difference to an older person’s life. Older people will ideally benefit emotionally through shared interests and experiences with their matched staff member and also through practical assistance, such as help with transport to Health Services including GP, dentist and hospital appointments, collection of prescription, support to attend appointments, shopping trips and social outings.

The purpose of the job is to work closely with the project workers and volunteers to support the people who receive our services to become engaged and included within their communities.

About You

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate you are educated to a general standard and have knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting older people.

Good personal computer skills and the ability to use technology efficiently to maintain and update records is essential for this role. You must be able to work openly and honestly in a team setting and have an ability to prioritise your own caseload.

An ability to drive and able to travel between services as required is essential for this role.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

What’s in it for you?

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from a generous annual leave entitlement; a competitive pension; life assurance and a comprehensive wellbeing package. 

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Further Information

Interested? If you have any questions about the role, please email jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and we can arrange for someone from the service to call you for an informal chat. 

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at https://www.linkliving.org.uk

Closing Date:  Midnight on Monday 14 February 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Monday 21 February 2022 via MS Teams

How to Apply

To complete an application form, please click on the “Apply Now” button below. Instructions on how to complete the form are at the top of the page.

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at jobs@linkhaltd.co.uk and detailing which format you would 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. 

LinkLiving is an equal opportunities organisation, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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