Social Prescribing Link Worker
Local Government Scale: SC6 SCP 18 to SCP 20 £28,752 to £29,796 pa inc London Weighting plus 6% contributory pension. 35 hours per week. Fixed term to March 2021.
Closing date: Tuesday 6th October 2020 - 5pm
Interview date: Wednesday 14th October 2020
The Age UK Camden charity group has a turnover of £3.2 million, employs 72 fte staff, engages nearly 500 volunteers and provides crucial services (many under contract to Camden Council and Camden CCG) to 9,000 older People each year. One subsidiary charity – Opening Doors London – supports LGBT older people regionally, and another – Personalisation Support in Camden empowers disabled people to make care choices. Age UK Camden is also the lead agency for Ageing Better in Camden, a Big Lottery funded initiative to reduce isolation.
The Social Prescribing Link Worker will provide personalized support to individuals in one to one and group settings to take control of their health and wellbeing and help accessing timely care and community support services. Will be working closely with the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service and North Camden Primary Care GP Surgeries. Accurate record keeping and using IT systems is required. Through timely intervention and a holistic approach to care planning and care co-ordination GP appointments and residential placements will be reduced.
The successful candidate will come from an information/advice, social care or health background, must be computer literate, an excellent communicator and able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience of person-centered care and of working with volunteers is desirable. It is important that a candidate promotes a culture that values, protects and uses information for the success of the organisation and benefit of its clients/patients. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a diverse, and sometimes challenging environment is essential.
The post is based in Camden and travel round the borough is required. Age UK Camden offers a contributory pension, and season ticket or bicycle loan facility.
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Age UK Camden is an Equal Opportunities and London Living Wage Employer. Registered Charity No. 293446
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