Support Worker


LinkLiving
Company 
Location 

Edinburgh

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£23,756 - £24,935 per annum

Job Highlights
  • 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?
  • We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Edinburgh Mental Health Services.
  • This role involves the administration of medication to some of the individuals we support. Full training will be provided for this.
Job Requirements/Description

Hours of Work: 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday with weekend and evening work on a rota)

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. If you share our values, this could be the role for you!

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

Our Edinburgh Mental Health Services is made up of five teams of support workers who provide visiting tenancy support across Edinburgh to people experiencing mental ill health. The service also has a Core and Cluster accommodation service which provides more intensive support to people who have spent time in long-term hospital care. Our support enables the people we work with to live as independently as possible in their own home and improve their mental and physical health.

The Job

We have an exciting opportunity for ambitious and motivated Support Workers to join our team and improve the lives of people supported by our Edinburgh Mental Health Services.

In this role, you will be supported to work using a person centred and trauma informed approach and develop effective relationships with people affected by a range of mental health problems, supporting them to cope in difficult times and working towards recovery and a good life. You will provide emotional, practical and social support to enable people to live as independently as possible and make informed choices in all aspects of their lives.

This role involves the administration of medication to some of the individuals we support. Full training will be provided for this.

What’s in it for you?

The benefits of being a LinkLiving employee (subject to the policies and benefit terms and conditions) include:

  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually, and opportunity for annual performance related salary increases and discretionary non-consolidated pay awards, subject to terms of the scheme
  • 35 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of public holidays) pro rata plus additional 3 days pro rata after 3 years’ service
  • opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • enhanced company sick and family friendly pay
  • access to paid SVQ qualifications and a wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • funded Disclosure Scotland and Scottish Social Services Council memberships
  • defined contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions plus salary exchange and additional voluntary contribution options
  • access to an Electric vehicle leasing scheme, subject to the terms of the scheme
  • life assurance scheme providing death in service benefits to named beneficiaries
  • healthcare cash plan for employees (and dependents) to support health and wellbeing plus discounts on shopping, restaurants, and other services
  • employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate household dependants to support health, mental and financial well-being
  • annual flu vaccination
  • access to a savings and borrowing scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • monthly bus pass scheme
  • season/travel ticket loan and much more!
LinkLiving
Company 
Location 

Edinburgh

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£23,756 - £24,935 per annum

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