Bristol, Bristol City
Bristol, South Gloucestershire
£20k - £22,462 pending on experience on experience
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

We Are Currently Recruiting For A Number Of Social Prescribing Link-Worker Roles (Full Time, Immediate Start) 

1x Full time - fixed term until 31st March 2021

1x Full time - fixed term until June 2021

2x Full time - fixed term for 3 years

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary: £22,462 per annum depending on experience

Location: South Gloucestershire

Application closing date: 4th December 2021 (12 midday)

Interview date for successful candidates: TBC.

We currently have several opportunities available for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual to be part of the Social Prescribing project at Southern Brooks Community Partnerships.

Job purpose

Social prescribing and community-based support is part of the NHS Long-Term Plan’s commitment to personalised care.  Social Prescribers will work closely with Primary Care Teams to enable people to find the support they need to manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing by connecting them to groups and agencies in their community for practical and emotional support. By
giving people the time to talk about what “matters to me” and to unpick complex issues affecting their wellbeing focusing on the wider determinants of health. They enable people to have more control over their lives, develop skills and give their time to others, through
involvement in community groups. Social Prescribers will see people in their local GP Practice, community venues and may visit people in their homes, when needed.  On average, Social Prescribers will have between up to 12 contacts with a person, depending on their needs, over a three-month period with a caseload of around 35 people at any one time. They connect people to community groups and help the person to develop skills, friendship and resilience.

Social Prescribers will receive referrals from GP practices within their allocated Primary Care
Working as part of Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) in GP surgeries, Social Prescribers will
• receive referrals from GP practices
• have a key role in their Primary Care Networks
• be employed by Southern Brooks or DHI
• contribute to the Health and Wellbeing work that Southern Brooks and DHI are developing
and to the wider partnership.

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Posted on: 23 November 2020
Closed date: 04 December 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development