Social Prescribing Link Worker
We have rewarding opportunity for a 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: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Location: Birmingham or North Solihull
Hours: Full and part time hours available
Salary: £19,000 - £19,986
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.
As Social Prescribing Link Worker, you will provide one-to-one support to people who are referred to you 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.
The role will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to community groups, VCSE organisations and other services. This approach particularly helps people with long term conditions (including poor mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
The Social Prescribing Link Worker will:
- Be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other.
- Have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges.
- Have a good knowledge of the area in which you’ll be based and what groups, activities and services are available there.
For the Birmingham post an ability to speak another community language, or languages, would be highly desirable and some weekend working will 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.