Social Prescribing Link-Worker (Full time)
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week, 5 month temporary contract. (immediate Start)
Salary: £20,000 to £22,462 per annum depending on experience
Location: South Gloucestershire
Application closing date: 9am on 21st October 2020.
Interview date for successful candidates: 27th October 2020.
A short-term opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual to be part of the Social Prescribing project at Southern Brooks Community Partnerships.
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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