Link Worker - Anti Poverty Service, 464.31
- Bathgate Partnership, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS
- £30,070 - £32,622 per year
- Contract Type:
- Fixed Term
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
This position has expired.
Fixed Term to 31 March 2025
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
This role is based within the Advice Shop, where the successful candidate will deliver on a new project funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
In this role, you will provide advice, assistance and advocacy to help people work toward long term financial security. You will focus particularly on engaging with clients who are experiencing long-term unemployment or facing other barriers to work.
You will work with a caseload of clients to set goals and identify barriers to financial inclusion, working pro-actively to address these. This project offers a holistic service, providing advice in the areas of welfare benefits, debt, housing and energy advice, so experience in advice giving is essential. Empathy, listening skills and understanding are vital to excel in this role.
Good partnership working is an essential part of this role and you will have the opportunity to build strong working relationships with key partner services and organisations to raise awareness of the service and encourage engagement from both clients and stakeholders.