Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to link workers who give time, focusing on ‘what matters to the patient’ and 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 partnership with the Primary Care Networks in South Cheshire and Vale Royal, Pathways CIC are recruiting 6 Primary Care Network Link Workers
(2 x WTE Crewe, 1 WTE Winsford, 1 WTE Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green and Haslington, 1 WTE x Northwich, 1 WTE Nantwich and Rural).
Link workers also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, work collaboratively with all South Cheshire and Vale Royal.
We are looking to recruit 6 social prescribing link workers ( 2 x wte Crewe, 1 wte Winsford, 1 wte Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green and Haslington, 1 wte Northwich and 1 wte Nantwich and rural) , to work within an individual primary care network multi-disciplinary healthcare team, providing 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to them by primary care in the first instance and then to wider local agencies.
This post empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing by giving time to focus on ‘what matters to me’. The social prescribing link worker will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to community groups, voluntary sector organisations and services.
They will also work with partners to provide support to community groups and voluntary sector organisations involved in social prescribing including supporting them to be sustainable, and helping people to start new community groups.
This role helps people to work on factors which improve their self-care by tackling the wider determinants of their health, such as money matters, housing and physical inactivity, lifestyle issues and low level mental health concerns through increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. This approach particularly helps people with long term conditions (including support for mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of using asset based approaches to work positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations.
If you wish to discuss the position please call Yvonne Clarke on 07909 528639.
Applications closing date: 1st August 2019
Interviews will be held: 28th, 29th & 30th August.
Pathways are committed to promoting equal opportunities and welcome applications from under-represented groups.
- working with disadvantaged/vulnerable grps with health conds: 1 year (Required)
- Diploma of Higher Education (Preferred)
Flexible Working Options Available:
- Job share