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Support Worker - Edinburgh Services

  • Full time
  • £17,063 – £19,579
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th July 2018

  • Advertised from 8th June 2018
  • (dependent on skills and experience). 37.5 hours per week (normally worked from Monday to Friday with flexibility required to meet the needs of the service. Evening / weekend work may be required but you would be given appropriate notice)


Support Worker - 2 Positions

Your main role will be to offer practical, emotional and social support to people in their own homes to assist them to maintain their tenancy. You will need to develop warm and effective relationships with service users supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and planned way so that they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions.

You will have knowledge of multi agency working, housing support/care at home systems and knowledge of diversity of service user groups which you will use to establish and maintain respectful and empowering relationships with service users so that they feel valued and supported and in control of their own lives.

A significant part of the role involves using technology to help deliver the best service we can to the people we support. You will embrace technology by using LinkLiving's IT equipment to help drive efficiency and provide a quality assured service. You will be given a Google Chrome Book and SmartPhone to access our integrated care system (Carista) to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gain feedback from service users.

What you will need

- Willingness to work towards and achieve an appropriate qualification recognised by SSSC

- Ability to build equal and positive relationships with people

- Demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion

- Flexible, practical and reliable approach

You are required to register with SSSC within 6 months of starting in the post.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification available on our online recruitment portal.

The deal

LinkLiving offer up to 38 days annual leave pro rata, a wide range of benefits including flexible working arrangements and access to a generous contributory pension scheme. Working within a supportive environment you can expect a range of training and development opportunities including mentoring and coaching.

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

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website

Closing Date: Midnight on Friday 13 July 2018.

Interview Date: Thursday 26 July 2018 at our Head Office, Link House, 2c New Mart Road, Edinburgh.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

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