Community Link Worker (Social Prescriber)

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Bucks Charitable Alliance (BCA) is a consortium of local charities, with an excellent track record of delivering high quality services in the communities they serve. This new Social Prescribing service will be delivered by Community Link Workers working from GP surgeries in Primary Care Network (PCN) areas.

Each Community Link Worker will be directly employed by one of the three BCA organisations: Carers Bucks, Connection Support or Buckinghamshire Mind.

Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through GP referral to non-medical Community Link Workers (CLW’s) based in GP surgeries 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. Community Link Workers work collaboratively with all local partners.

Key Responsibilities

Take referrals from GP practices within a primary care network in year 1 and expand the service to a wide range of other referrers from year 2.
Provide personalised, holistic support to individuals, their families and carers to take control of their wellbeing, live independently and improve their health outcomes.
Develop trusting relationships by giving people time and attention to their priorities and ‘what matters to me’.
Co-produce a personalised support plan to improve health and wellbeing, introducing or reconnecting people to community groups and statutory services.
Managing and prioritising your own caseload, in accordance with the needs, priorities and any urgent support required by individuals on the caseload.
To refer people back to other health professionals/ agencies, when what the person needs is beyond the scope of the Community Link Worker role.

Use of a vehicle is essential.

You will be asked to complete an application form for this role if you are selected for interview.

The closing date for this position is 10am Tuesday 20th August with interviews to be held weeks commencing 27th August and 2nd September 2019.

For more information please visit Indeed or Connection Support website: www.connectionsupport.org.uk

www.indeed.co.uk and search for “Community Link Worker””

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £21,000.00 to £23,400.00 /year

How to Apply – Please send a copy of your updated CV along with a covering letter which outlines how you feel your skills and experience meets the requirements of the role, and the Equal Opportunities form (available here). The short-listing panel make their decisions based on this information and no assumptions about your skills or experience will be made. Please send all applications to recruitment@bucksmind.org.uk.

Any offer made relating to this post will be subject to satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Buckinghamshire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and in doing so we are required to collect monitoring data detailed in the attached Equal Opportunities Form. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and all information provided will be regarded as confidential and held securely within Human Resources records. All information will be retained in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


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