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?
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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:
To apply please email your CV along with a completed application form to Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Thursday 24th October 2019.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 4th November.
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