Social Prescribing Link Worker

Location
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Salary
£23,080 to £25,481 per annum pro-rata
Posted
12 Oct 2021
Closes
08 Nov 2021
Job Ref
RBREC1077
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Part-Time

Bromsgrove District Council deliver Social Prescribing on behalf of Bromsgrove PCN (Primary Care Network). The following post will provide an excellent and exciting opportunity to continue to develop Social Prescribing within the Bromsgrove District.

Social Prescriber

Bromsgrove District Council

Post ref: CH0003

Grade 5 starting salary £23,080 per annum, (pro rata if part time)

30 hours per week, Job share will be considered

The Post holder will work within the Bromsgrove Primary Care Network multi-disciplinary healthcare team, providing 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to them by team members and local agencies.  This post empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing by giving time to focus on ‘what matters to me’. The social prescribing link worker will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to local, diverse and culturally appropriate community groups, VCSE organisations and services. They will also work with a diverse range of partners to provide support to community groups and VCSE organisations involved in social prescribing.

This role helps people to work on their wider health and wellbeing, specifically addressing health access and outcomes and wider determinants of their health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as other lifestyle issues and low-level mental health concerns by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. This approach particularly helps people with long term conditions (including support for mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have significant experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations.  The Post Holder will need an NVQ 3 (or equivalent) in health, social care, childcare, youth work or adult services.

Closing date is 08/11/21

Interview date to be held on: (subject to change) 22/11/21

To speak further about the role please contact Louise Hall on 07508016541

CV’s will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.

Safeguarding

Bromsgrove District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care and expects its staff to share this commitment.

For posts where you will be working with children, young people and vulnerable adults:

• a DBS (formerly CRB) Disclosure will be required. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 does not allow employees with access to children, young persons under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults the right to withhold information regarding previous criminal convictions, cautions and warnings, including those regarded as 'spent' - all must be declared. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.

Further information can be found at:  http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/

Right to Work

Anyone applying for a job with us will need to provide evidence of their identity and Right to Work in the UK and all of their documentation will be fully checked.

Further information can be found at:  http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all Sections of the Community

For a full list of all our current vacancies why not visit www.wmjobs.co.uk  go to Our Employers tab and select Bromsgrove & Redditch Councils

 

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