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HoME Project Worker (Mental Health and Wellbeing Service)

  • Full time
  • £27,705 – £30,398
  • On site: This post is based at LinkLiving’s Paisley office, however the role is community based & covers a large geographical area.
  • Closing 16th June 2024

  • Advertised from 30th May 2024
  • 37.5 per week (Monday to Friday).


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

LinkLiving’s HoME service (Help on Managing Everything) provides an intensive housing management service to Link Housing Association tenants who are struggling to maintain their tenancies.

The Job

The purpose of the job is to support people with complex needs to maintain their tenancies through the provision of opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will offer specialist support, working closely with Housing Officers as well as the wider Mental Health & Wellbeing Services team.

You will be responsible for supporting tenants by providing high quality one to one support creating a plan with achievable goals for each client. The level and content of the support you will provide will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual, both in terms of frequency and content.

LinkLiving aims to provide ongoing learning and capacity building opportunities to enable more vulnerable people to actively participate in our service. This role will support that aim by ensuring that opportunities are provided to tenants, equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community. The Housing Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to tenants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s services.

About You

You are a dedicated and compassionate professional with a robust understanding of working with individuals who have complex needs. Your background includes substantial experience in supporting clients through multifaceted issues, demonstrating your adeptness in providing holistic care and practical assistance.

Your knowledge extends to the essential skills required for independent living, and you possess a positive, can-do attitude, eager to offer hands-on support to those in need. You are well-versed in the various grants and resources available to individuals with low income, ensuring they receive the necessary support to improve their circumstances.

Effective communication is one of your key strengths, encompassing excellent written, oral, and IT skills. You are proficient in utilising evaluation methods to assess and enhance the effectiveness of training programs. Your approach is non-judgmental, and you are committed to embracing diversity in all its forms.

You excel in adapting to new environments and working collaboratively within a team, maintaining open and honest communication. Your ability to prioritise and manage both your workload and that of your team ensures efficient and effective service delivery. You are technologically savvy, comfortable with ICT equipment and experienced in using online client management systems.

Building and nurturing relationships with other voluntary and statutory agencies comes naturally to you, enhancing your ability to provide comprehensive support to clients. You are open to receiving feedback and using it constructively to improve your performance continuously.

Additionally, due to the role being community based and covering a large geographical area you hold a valid driver's license and access to a car, and are willing to travel between services as required, showcasing your flexibility and commitment to providing accessible support wherever it is needed.

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.

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!

For a full list of benefits available to employees, please see the following link -

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Link will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.

Application notes

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

To find out more about what LinkLiving do and to view the generous pay and benefits package, please visit our website at

If you’re thinking about working in adult social care, download the Guide to adult social care jobs in Scotland for in-depth information on everything you need to know to get started. In addition, you can enrol on a free, online 6 week part-time tutor-supported ‘Introduction to a Career in Social Care’ course. The course introduces the area of social care and can be a stepping-stone to employment or further training.

Closing Date: midnight on Sunday 16 June 2024

Interview Date: Interviews are being held on Monday 24 June 2024 at our Paisley office

How to Apply

To complete an application form, please visit our website.

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 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.

We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and from anyone who shares our commitment to inclusion. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and, as a Disability Confident Leader, we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.