Are you passionate about working in the voluntary and community sector? Do you enjoy managing new projects? Are you good at building relationships? Do you want to make a difference and help improve the lives of vulnerable people?
As a Social Prescribing Project Development Worker, you will ensure that the voluntary and community sector is involved in and central to integrated care in Dudley borough. You will raise awareness about what the voluntary and community sector offers and can offer in the delivery of locality community-based services and activities. You will ensure that the voluntary and community sector is viewed as a credible, valued and equal partner in integrated care.
You will undertake new and develop existing projects in order to build upon the established social prescribing offer in Dudley. These will include identifying volunteering opportunities within social prescribing and overseeing the recruitment and management of these roles, managing the social prescribing fund grants programme, involving and supporting patients with lived experience to become peer buddies, befrienders etc. and to support them to kick start new community led activities.
The role will involve organising and delivering events to raise the profile of social prescribing and the voluntary and community sector, with a view to building stronger relationships between these entities, GPs, health clinicians and other Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust staff.
You will work closely with Link Workers and the voluntary and community sector to identify local service needs and gaps with a view to brokering solutions and providing capacity building support where required, in conjunction with Dudley CVS capacity building team.
You will be required to attend Integrated Plus team meetings and wider Dudley CVS staff meetings.