Social Prescribing Link Worker- Action Together

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Published date: 
Friday, 10th July 2020

 

 

Social Prescribing Link Worker (bilingual) – Oldham

At Action Together we see the amazing things people achieve when they work together to make the lives of others better. If you share our values; believe it’s possible; strengthen others and be true, we’d love you to consider joining our team.

Action Together are recruiting a Social Prescribing Link Worker to expand our established Social Prescribing Service by delivering our model in GP surgeries and community venues across Oldham. This post requires the successful candidate to be bilingual (fluent in English and another language spoken by Oldham communities eg; Bengali, Bangla Sylheti Bengali or Urdu ). 

The Role

  • To work as a key part of the established Oldham Social Prescribing Service, as part of an honorary contract with the Primary Care Network and their constituent practices.
  • To work alongside people living within Oldham, building on “what matters to me”, to coproduce a simple “wellbeing action plan” based on the person`s strengths, needs and preferences, connecting them to community activities and support to improve their health and wellbeing.
  • To support people in Oldham to play a more active role in managing their health and wellbeing by accessing community-based provision that improves their community connections & supports them to improve their personal resilience.To work closely with Primary Care to bridge the gap between clinical services and social prescribing.
  • To manage a caseload of clients referred into the service by health & social care professionals.
  • To hold clinics in each of the GP practices to meet with potential clients referred from the practice and carry out home/community visits as required with those clients

About You

The ideal candidate for this role will have;

  • Experience of working with people to identify their strengths and to help them reach their aims
  • Experience of community based remote working 
  • Experience of developing successful working relationships with partners from other agencies
  • Experience of managing your own caseload and working autonomously
  • The ability to communicate fluently in English and another language spoken by Oldham communities eg; Bengali, Bangla Sylheti Bengali or Urdu .
  • Understanding of the health and social care system and where social prescribing fits in
  • Working knowledge of safeguarding practices, information sharing and data protecion

If you are looking for a new challenge and enjoy working in a varied role as part of a busy and dynamic team, making positive changes to people and the communities of Oldham, then this could be the role for you.   

Salary: NJC scale 19-22 £25,295 (pro rata for 18 hours)

Hours: 18 hours per week

Length of contract; 12 months fixed term (potential to extend dependant on funding)

Location: Oldham - Primary Care Networks

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on 07 August 2020 

Interviews will take place mid August 2020

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Please note- previous applicants for this post need not apply

Please note that electronic (email) applications can be accepted – and should be sent to Laura.hynes@actiontogether.org.uk with the subject ‘Confidential job application

If applying by post, please return your completed application clearly marked ‘confidential job application’, by the deadline advertised, to:

Laura Hynes

Action Together

12 Manchester Chambers

Oldham

OL1 1LF

 

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