Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker
We have rewarding opportunity for a Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker to focus on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. If you feel you could connect to people, community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support, we would love to hear from you!
Position: Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker
Location: Covering Birmingham and North Solihull
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £22842 per annum
Contract: Fixed term to the end of September 2021
Benefits: The provision of workplace wellbeing support and activities, flexible working and a range of family friendly policies and subsidised parking.
Closing Date: 12th July 2020
Interview Date: 15th, 16th and 17th July 2020
Social Prescribing Link Worker will be integrated into the wider multi-disciplinary team of a PCN. This is part of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, which commits to building the infrastructure for Social Prescribing in primary care.
The Senior Link Worker will have a dual role, taking responsibility for the line Management of Link Workers and any volunteers linked to the service, providing them with suitable support and supervision and at the same time continuing to provide personalised support to patients through the provision of cover for Link Workers during absences and supporting with more complex patients.
Link Workers provide one-to-one support to people who are referred to them by GPs and the wider PCN team, helping them to increase their active involvement with their local communities. They may have issues such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as loneliness, isolation and low level mental health concerns which affect their health and wellbeing.
You will need to be able to communicate well, building strong relationships with your team, GP Practice staff and the wider health and social care sector as well as community groups and VCSE organisations. You should have experience of leading a team of staff, providing timely and appropriate support and development and dealing with conduct and performance issues in a consistent and fair manner. Link Workers are based within GP practices so experience of managing Outreach staff or remote workers would be advantageous.
You will have:
- Experience of staff supervision, ideally in a health and social care setting or similar
- Experience of direct delivery of support to individuals with social needs
- Knowledge of the Birmingham and North Solihull areas
- Experience of partnership working across a range of organisations
The service is delivered flexibly to meet the needs of patients so some evening and weekend work may be required.
An interview is guaranteed to suitably qualified and experienced people with disabilities.
All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
About the Organisation
A leading provider of services to the health and social care sector, with the aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health. As an employer the organisation is proud to offer a range of benefits to our staff including provision of workplace wellbeing support and activities, flexible working and a range of family friendly policies and subsidised parking.
You may also have experience in areas such as Floating Support, Befriending, Community Family Worker, Social Worker, Community Navigator, Peer Support Worker, Welfare Support, Family Worker, Family Support Worker, Benefit, Care, Therapeutic, Therapy, Advice, Adviser, Health, Wellbeing, Social Care, Social Care Services, Health and Social Care.