Community Link Advisor Workers

CHM Recruit
Stone, Staffordshire
From £22,000 to £24,700 per annum Depending upon qualification & exp
20 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
2 x Community Link Advisor Worker
Full Time: 37.5 hrs per week.
Salary: £22,000, depending upon qualification and experience.
These posts will run until 31/03/2021

1 x Community Link Advisor (Temporary)
Full Time: 37.5 hrs per week.
Salary: £22,000, depending upon qualification and experience.
This post will run until 31/03/2020

1 x Senior Community Link Advisor Worker
Full Time: 37.5 hrs per week.
Salary: £24,700, depending upon qualification and experience.
This post will run to 31/03/2021

Our client provides a range of primary care psychological therapies service that offers support to people who are emotionally distressed and looks at how they can support them in their recovery. They are seeking to recruit Midlands based Social Prescribing Link Workers for a range of periods of fixed term employment up to three years working in a partnership between our client and the Primary Care Network.

The areas the project will cover are Seisdon peninsula, Stafford Town, Stone & Eccleshall, Penkridge, Brewood & Rising Brook Stafford.

Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical 'link workers' who give time, focus on 'what matters to me' and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Link Workers will support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable working collaboratively with local partners.

Key tasks of the role include: taking referrals from a wide range of agencies, working with GP practices within primary care networks, hospital discharge teams, pharmacies, job centres etc to promote social prescribing and its role in self-management; providing personalised support to individuals, their families and carers to improve their health outcomes; help people identify the wider issues that impact on their health and wellbeing, such as debt, loneliness, unemployment etc; working with individuals to co-produce simple personalised support plans, including helping people to gain skills for meaningful employment, where appropriate; supporting community groups to receive referrals; working collectively with all local partners to ensure sustainable community groups and with commissioners and local partners to identify unmet needs within the community; recruiting and developing a team of volunteers to provide 'buddying support' for people, starting new groups and finding creative community solutions to local issues, providing regular 'confidence surveys' to community groups receiving referrals, to ensure strength and sustainability and data capture.

The role will require the successful candidates to manage and prioritise their own caseload.

All of our client's appointments are subject to a six- month probationary period.

Closing date: 5th August 2019.

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply for this position please click the apply button, after you have followed the job board process, you will receive an email from CHM Recruit with further details on how to complete your application.

Our client is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All Post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

The organisation is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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