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COPSINS (Consortium of Older People's Services in Southwark)
Multiple Locations
£23,345 per year (pro rota)
Seeking an enthusiastic individual for our new project! Support older people by reducing social isolation,link them into the community &more
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West-Midlands
Home-based
£23400 Per Annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

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: Birmingham

Hours: 37 hours per week (flexible working options including home and remote working would be considered)

Salary: £23,400 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: 13th October 2020

Interview Date: 15th and 16th October

The 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 Role

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.

About You

As Senior Link Worker, you will need to be able to communicate well, build 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 area
  • 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 and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

Please note due to current circumstances you will be required to do some work from home. 

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 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.

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Posted on: 24 September 2020
Closing date: 13 October 2020
Job ref: 1959
Tags: Social Care/Development,Social Work
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