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Support Worker (x4)

  • Part time
  • £17,063 – £19,579 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th August 2018

  • Advertised from 21st June 2018
  • (dependent on skills & experience) 1 Part time position. 22.5 hours per week. However, hours to be worked flexibly and may include some evenings and weekends
  • Competitive benefits package including pension, life assurance, healthcare, performance related pay and flexible benefits.


The Job

3 x Full Time Positions, 1 Part Time Position


Working across the Fife region, 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. As part of this role you will be required to provide cover in periods of absence and annual leave to both the Visiting Support service and the Care at Home project which may include the provision of personal care.

You will need to develop warm and effective relationships with service users, supporting them to cope with their lives in a positive and person centred way so that they can make informed choices and take responsibility for their actions.

With guidance and training you will 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 laptop and smart phone to access our integrated care system (Carista) to create support plans and risk assessments, record support, monitor outcomes and gain feedback from service users.

You will need:

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

Knowledge of issues affecting people who are excluded and marginalized

Understanding of the issues affecting service users

Ability to build equal and positive relationships with people

Able to demonstrate an understanding of working with people to include them and tackle exclusion

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 on our online recruitment portal at

The Deal

Link offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives.

We offer excellent terms and conditions, along with a wide range of development opportunities. In return, we are looking for applications from people who will contribute to our aims and work to the highest professional standards.

Successful applicants will be required to register with SSSC within 6 months of their start date.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Should you be successful in securing a post with Link it will be expected that you will meet the registration cost.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 23 August 2018 at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy.

Please note that CV's will not be considered.

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 and detailing which format you would require.

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.