Wirral Primary Care Networks: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Hours: 35 per week
Contract type: Permanent
We are looking for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our friendly, dynamic and progressive organisation, working with 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 an enthusiastic and motivated Link Worker 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.
Completed electronic applications should be returned to [email protected]
Closing date: 12noon Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Interviews: Friday 24th January 2020 at Citizens Advice Wirral, Wallasey office.