Wirral Primary Care Networks: Social Prescribing Link Worker (5 x FTE)
Hours: 35 per week
Contract type: Fixed term until March 2022 (potential for extension subject to funding)
We are looking for Social Prescribing Link Workers to join our friendly, dynamic and progressive organisation, working across 3 Primary Care Networks in Wirral and with the voluntary, community and faith sector.
Social Prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to Link Workers who focus on ‘what matters to me’; take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, give time and connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Link Workers to join the existing team, extending the Social Prescribing service to deliver 1:1 personalised care to a wider patient population. The successful candidate will work within one of the Primary Care Networks in Wirral, supporting General Practice and work with people who have long-term conditions (including support for mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, those who access primary and secondary care service frequently or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other and reduce health inequalities. You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges in either a paid or voluntary capacity; inspiring trust, building confidence and motivating. You will have great interpersonal skills; be empathetic, resilient and be able to maintain effective working relationships with partners across the sectors.
For an application pack please visit Citizens Advice Wirral’s website via these links
2019 PCN Social Prescriber Job Description
Guidance on completing the application form 2019
PCN Social Prescriber Person Spec
Paid staff application and monitoring form
Closing date: 12 noon Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Interviews: Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th December at Citizens Advice Wirral, Wallasey office.