Action Together CIO - Social Prescribing PCN Link Worker (Bilingual)

Job Title: 
Social Prescribing PCN Link Worker (Bilingual)
Contract Type: 
Fixed-Term
Hours: 
36
Salary: 
£25,481 per annum
Location: 
Oldham
Recruitment Type: 
External
Deadline: 
Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - 00:00

At Action Together we see the amazing things people achieve when they work together to make the lives of others better. We connect people, charities, public agencies and businesses who want to do good stuff, help them to find the money they need and provide the practical support to get things going and keep them going. If you share our values; believe its possible; strengthen others and be true, we’d love you to consider joining our team.

Action Together are recruiting a Social Prescribing Link Worker to expand our established Social Prescribing Service by delivering our model in GP surgeries and community venues across Oldham. This post requires the successful candidate to be bilingual (fluent in English and another language spoken by Oldham communities eg; Bengali, Bangla Sylheti Bengali or Urdu ).

The Role

To work as a key part of the established Oldham Social Prescribing Service, as part of an honorary contract with the Primary Care Network and their constituent practices. To work alongside people living within Oldham, building on “what matters to me”, to coproduce a simple “wellbeing action plan” based on the person`s strengths, needs and preferences, connecting them to community activities and support to improve their health and wellbeing.

To support people in Oldham to play a more active role in managing their health and wellbeing by accessing community-based provision that improves their community connections & supports them to improve their personal resilience.

To work closely with Primary Care to bridge the gap between clinical services and social prescribing.

To manage a caseload of clients referred into the service by health & social care professionals.

To hold clinics in each of the GP practices to meet with potential clients referred from the practice and carry out home/community visits as required with those clients

About You

      The ideal candidate for this role will have;

  • Experience of working with people to identify their strengths and to help them reach their aims
  • The ability to communicate fluently in English and another language spoken by Oldham communities eg; Bengali, Bangla Sylheti Bengali or Urdu .
  • Experience of community based remote working
  • Experience of developing successful working relationships with partners from other agencies
  • Experience of managing your own caseload and working autonomously
  • Understanding of the health and social care system and where social prescribing fits in
  • Working knowledge of safeguarding practices, information sharing and data protection

If you are looking for a new challenge and enjoy working in a varied role as part of a busy and dynamic team, making positive changes to people and the communities of Oldham, then this could be the role for you.

For more information on the role and to apply please follow the recruitment link

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