Social prescribing (PCN) Link Worker

Job Title: 
Social prescribing (PCN) Link Worker
Contract Type: 
Fixed-Term
Hours: 
36 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Salary: 
NJC 19-22 £ 25,481-£27,041
Recruitment Type: 
External
Deadline: 
Wednesday, 13 October, 2021 - 00:00

Do you want to work for a dynamic, creative, fast-paced charity?

At Action Together we see the amazing things people achieve when they work together to make the lives of others better. If you share our values; believe it’s possible; strengthen others and be true, we’d love you to consider joining our team.

Salary: NJC 19-22 £ 25,481-£27,041

Hours: 36 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Contract:12 months fixed term

Location: Tameside (GP practices within the Tameside PCN )

The Role

Action Together are recruiting a Social prescribing Link Worker to join the established Community Wellbeing team in Tameside.

The Social prescribing Link Worker will:

  • Work collaboratively within your neighbourhood to develop excellent working relationships and practices with the PCN teams, wider health and care system and with VCFSE groups to find appropriate solutions for people to improve their health and care, and ultimately reduce the demand on traditional public services.
  • Provide a presence within the General Practices constituting a Primary Care Network, including the provision of ‘clinics’ and other approaches to capture people even before they have reached a GP.
  • Work alongside practices to proactively identify patients who would benefit from social prescribing by, for example, analysing most frequent attenders and working with clinicians to identify those who may have social as well as medical needs.
  • Work with the Networks to establish a priority group (e.g., older people experiencing frailty).
  • Support GPs to refer appropriately.
  • Provide a resource for practices to support access to community-based services for people not requiring a referral into social prescribing.
  • Provide additional case management capacity to the programme, by holding a caseload of clients:
  • Work with people referred to the service to assess their non-medical aspirations, support needs and find suitable community-based activities and services that will help them to improve their health and wellbeing and proactively manage their own health and care.
  • Record data to monitor the progress and outcomes of individuals referred to the service via various software systems including EMIS.
  • Ensure that safeguarding concerns are dealt with and escalated appropriately following Action Together’s policies and practice.
  • Promote the funding available to support activities associated with this project and the wider Action Together offer.
  • Champion the ability of communities to develop their own solutions with partner agencies.
  • Champion, promote and support Action Together’s community-wellbeing programme and the wider Tameside & Glossop Community Wellbeing programme throughout your working practice.

About You

The ideal candidate for this role will be someone who;

  • Has experience of working with people to identify their strengths and to help them reach their aims
  • Has experience of community based remote working
  • Has experience of developing successful working relationships with partners from other agencies
  • Has experience of managing your own caseload and working autonomously
  • Has a good understanding of the health and social care system and where social prescribing fits in
  • Has a working knowledge of safeguarding practices, information sharing and data protection
  • If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy working in a varied role as part of a busy and dynamic team and making positive changes to the community in Tameside then this could be the role for you.

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm on Wednesday 13th October 2021

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