Social prescribing link worker
Working Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week/ Job share considered
Rate of Pay: £13 per hour (£26,130 per annum)
Closing date: 12th July 2019
The Avenue Surgery is looking to recruit to the post of social prescribing link worker, to work within our primary care network multi – disciplinary healthcare team, providing 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to them by team members and local agencies.
This post empowers people to take control and improve their health and wellbeing by giving time to focus on ‘what matters to me’. The social prescribing link worker will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to community groups, VCSE organisations and non-medical support services. They will also work with partners to provide support to community groups and VCSE organisations involved in social prescribing.
This role will actively encourage people to work on their wider health and wellbeing, specifically wider determinants such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as low mental health concerns by increasing involvement with their local communities. This approach particularly helps those with long term conditions, complex needs or who are lonely or isolated.
The ideal candidate must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. They should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges and possess great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations.
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Call on 01985 224600
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