Social Prescribing Link Worker

Hours of work: 37.5 or Part time

Annual Leave: 25 days (plus bank holidays)

Salary: £27,500 (+3%pension contribution)

Period: 12 months, with possibility of extension.

Based: Haringey (East Central Primary Care Network)

Purpose of the job

These are innovative new roles to develop ‘social prescribing’ in the local NHS. Based in the East Central Primary Care Network (PCN) you will work in different GP practices in that Network to deliver their specific priorities.  You will join a team of six Link Workers working in Haringey PCNs and be part of a wider community based Borough team which offers information, signposting and short term support across the eight localities in Haringey.

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 me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Social prescribing 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 particularly works 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.

For details of how to apply please download the Applicant Pack and Monitoring Form.

Closing date: Wednesday 10th June 2020, 5.00pm.

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