Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £20,117 per annum
Scale: AUNN Band D
Based: Community based within PCNs in NNE
The Social Prescribing Link Worker Service takes a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. In this position, you will help individuals to improve their health, enhance their wellbeing, and maintain independence. We support and enable individuals to identify and develop self-management strategies, with empowerment being at the core of any interventions.
The service supports a range of individuals at different stages of life. This post will work mainly with younger people (aged 18-64) and support with low level mental health issues and/or alcohol/substance misuse problems, however, may include cover working with older people at risk of losing or reducing independence.
The post holder will cover GP surgeries based within the Nottingham North & East NHS Locality (mainly Arnold, Calverton, Mapperley, Gedling, Carlton, Netherfield, Lowdham & Hucknall).
You will work as a key part of the primary care network (PCN) multidisciplinary team, working closely with health professionals attending surgery based MDT meetings to take referrals and feedback on outcomes. You will visit people in their homes and help them identify and achieve personal goals to improve their quality of life and wellbeing, enabling them to maintain or increase their independence. With an awareness of the relevant issues, you will be empathetic, sensitive and able to motivate and empower people to develop strategies to self-manage their needs.
Please note, we welcome applications from people with no direct experience as we are willing to train people who have the right aptitude and life experience.
As an employee of Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, you will be eligible for our attractive package which includes 24 days’ annual leave (pro rata), public holidays, flexible working and a 4% employer contribution pension (in line with auto-enrolment rules).
How to Apply
For full details and to download an application pack, please visit our website via the Apply button. Alternatively, please contact our Human Resources department for an application pack.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 17th May 2021.
Please note that interviews for this position will be held on Monday 24th May 2021.
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