FIXED TERM

Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker, North Southwark Primary Care Network

Full time 37.5 hours per week

Fixed term contract or secondment

Competitive salary depending on experience

 

Do you want to empower people to improve their health and their social circumstances?

Do you have a passion for people?

Do you have a passion for improving services and making things better?

Do you have experience of providing support to vulnerable people?

 

If you have answered YES, we want to hear from you!  

 

The North Southwark Primary Care Network (PCN) is seeking a Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLW) to work within and across our PCN supporting the development and implementation of Social Prescribing Link Workers in North Southwark.

 

Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on what matters to the person and takes a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups, mainstream resources/activities and statutory services for practical and emotional support. It can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It’s most effective for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

 

As a Senior Social Prescribing Link Worker you will be employed by the GP Federation Quay Health Solutions working for the north Southwark PCN alongside PCN member practices as well as local health and care organisations including the Voluntary and Community Sector to develop and test our local approach to social prescribing.

 

Key elements of this role will include:

  • Scoping and testing the SPLW role in North Southwark working with all GP practices and the wider health and care team to design and implement our local model
  • Developing and setting up the team model of SPLWs in North Southwark
  • Establishing links and relationships with care navigators and professionals across health and social care
  • Working closely with the voluntary sector to map and activate community assets and organisations in the borough and monitor the impact of social prescribing on these organisations

Click for the job description and the application form or for an informal discussion email Louise.flynn4@nhs.net.

 

To apply please email your CV along with a completed application form to Louise.flynn4@nhs.net by end of day Thursday 24th October 2019.

 

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 4th November.

 

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