Social Prescribing Link Worker
Updated: 7 days ago
Job title: Primary Care Network Social Prescribing Link Worker Base: Murray Hall Community Trust and across Newcomen PCN GP Practices
Location: Sandwell and surrounding areas Salary: Dependent on experience £21,949-£23,417
Working hours: 37 hours per week, full time
Contract: 3 years (subject to continued funding)
Murray Hall Community Trust is a rooted anchor charity operating across the West Midlands, using a community development approach, we promote health and wellbeing, enabling and supporting people in need to overcome the challenges of inequality. We advocate, facilitate empowerment, pioneer new solutions and delivering innovative services for stronger communities.
The day-to-day duties
Murray Hall Community Trust are looking to recruit to the post of Social Prescribing Link Worker, to work with Newcomen Primary Care Network (PCN). The post holder will work with a multi-disciplinary teams, to provide 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to them by team members.
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 local, diverse and culturally appropriate community groups, voluntary sector organisations and services.
This role helps people to work on their wider health and wellbeing, specifically addressing health access and outcomes and wider determinants of their health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as other lifestyle issues and low-level mental health concerns by 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:
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 working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations.
The post holder will work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a diverse, and sometimes challenging environment is essential. We are committed to having a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are supported and empowered to work with local communities to improve health access and outcomes for all and provide culturally appropriate and responsive public services.
What the company will offer:
28 Days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday (pro rata for part time employees)
Auto-enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme
Murray Hall Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and invite potential applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may require to enable them to make an application.
Attached is the Job Description and Person Specification along with an application form which needs to be completed and emailed to email@example.com or posted to: HR Recruitment, Murray Hall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0SL. All applications must be submitted before the closing date stated below.
Some of our roles will be subject to a basic or enhanced DBS check.
For an informal discussion please contact Tracey Medlyn on 07412 430516.
Closing date: Friday 17th December 2021 at 23.59 hours
Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw our job advertisements earlier than the published expiry date. Therefore, if you are interested please submit your application as soon as possible.
Interviews expected to commence w/c: TBC
Start Date: ASAP