Social Prescribing Link Workers

5 May 2022
£20,520 / year

Job Description

About the employer:

The successful candidates will possess excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills, and be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, working closely and collaboratively with SPLW colleagues in the community and other health professionals. With an awareness of the relevant issues, you will also be empathetic, sensitive and able to motivate and empower others. Experience of providing Social Prescribing support would be advantageous, but is not essential, as we are willing to train people who have the right aptitude and life experience.

About the role:

The Social Prescribing Link Worker Service takes a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. In this position, you will help individuals to improve their health, enhance their wellbeing and maintain independence. We support and enable individuals to identify and develop self-management strategies, with empowerment being at the core of any interventions.

The service supports a range of individuals at different stages of life. The full-time post will work mainly with younger people (aged 18-64) and support with low level mental health issues and/or alcohol /substance misuse problems, however, may include cover working with older people at risk of losing or reducing independence. The part-time post will be based in the Emergency Department (ED), supporting adults (18-64 and 65+) to access appropriate care pathways and reducing the burden on the emergency care department, through signposting and connecting with SPLWs based in the community.

Hours of work:

 x2 posts – 1x 37 hours per week, 1 x 15 hours per week

How to apply:

To apply please visit recruitment@ageuknotts.org.uk

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