£24,000.00 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Could you be a Link Worker supporting people from within the NHS?

Can you work as part of a GP surgery team, maintaining the highest professional standards, sharing systems, communicating clearly and contributing to case management? Are you proactive, enthusiastic and person-centered? If so we would love to hear from you!

Hertfordshire's NHS has commissioned "Link Workers" throughout the county to work closely with GP surgeries supporting patients to find non-clinical solutions to improve their wellbeing. Link Workers will work intensively with a small number of individuals, enabling them to access support within their local community.

You will be responsible for linking patients to services across the Health, Statutory and Voluntary sectors.  You will work alongside patients to help them achieve their goals, undertaking assessments and building relationships to agree personalised plans that will empower the patient to make the necessary changes to live the life they choose. You will work closely with GPs, other health and social care professionals, and also with local voluntary organsiations.

The role

Link Workers will receive referrals from GP surgeries. They must take time to understand people’s needs, and they work with professionals, volunteers, families, carers and individuals to develop appropriate solutions. You will work to understand your local community, link people together, and help develop more effective services.

The job

You will be employed by Home-Start Watford & Three Rivers and be assigned to one or more GP surgeries playing a key role within their team. You will also be part of a locality team comprising other social prescribers led by a Senior Navigator.

You will need to operate independently and as part of several different teams, each providing support and supervision. You will use case management databases and communications systems, understand safeguarding and privacy rules, and provide high quality information, input and feedback.

More about HCNS

HCNS (Herts Help Hospital and Community Navigation Service) is a partnership of voluntary organisations working together (and in partnership wi... Read more

Refreshed on: 27 February 2020
Closed date: 05 March 2020
Job ref: HS-LW04
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work

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