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Social Prescriber Link Worker

Job information
Salary £21,380 per annum
Organisation Taurus Healthcare
Location Taurus Healthcare
Hours 37.5 per week
Term/duration Permanent
Closing date 22 August 2019
Interview date(s) 3rd & 4th September 2019

Job details


Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £21,380 per annum

Closing date: 22nd August 2019

Interview dates: 3rd & 4th September 2019


Taurus Healthcare in partnership with HVOSS are looking to recruit to the post of social prescribing link worker, to work within our primary care network multi-disciplinary healthcare team, providing 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to them by team members and local agencies.


We are recruiting to 4 posts to support our Primary Care Networks; South & West Network, East Network, Hereford Medical Group Network and Wargrave, Cantilupe and Belmont Network.  Each link worker will be aligned to one Network but may be required to work across other Networks depending on need.  If you have a preference to work with a particular Network, please indicate this and the reasons why within your application

This post empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing by giving time to focus on ‘what matters to me’. The social prescribing link worker will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to local, diverse and culturally appropriate community groups, VCSE organisations and services. They will also work with a diverse range of partners to provide support to community groups and VCSE organisations involved in social prescribing.

This role helps people to work on their wider health and wellbeing, specifically addressing health access and outcomes and wider determinants of their health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as other lifestyle issues and low-level mental health concerns by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. This approach particularly helps people with long term conditions (including support for mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing. 

You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations.

The postholder will work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a diverse, and sometimes challenging environment is essential. We are committed to having a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are supported and empowered to work with local communities to improve health access and outcomes for all and provide culturally appropriate and responsive public services


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