Social Prescribing Link Worker

2 days left

Location
will work across Family Hub within Bromsgrove and Bromsgrove GP surgeries
Salary
£22,462 - £24,799
Posted
01 Sep 2020
Closes
21 Sep 2020
Job Ref
BRC000000733
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Part-Time
Social Prescribing Link Worker

Bromsgrove District Council

Post ref: CS0018

Salary £22,462 - £24,799 per annum, (pro rata if part time)

30 hours per week

Permanent Post

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

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.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 21 September 2020. Interviews will be held on (subject to change) Friday 02 October 2020.

If you require further information please contact Louise Hall, Community Team Leader on 07508016541

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/

To apply please select the apply button at the end of this advert. If you experience difficulties applying online then please contact HR Support on 01527 64252, Ext 3416

CV's will not be accepted.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application was not successful on this occasion.

Supporting documents
Social Prescribing Link Worker JD PS.doc

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