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Social Prescribing Link Worker

Posted 8 days 7 hours ago by whg

£26,158 - £27,762 Annual
Full Time
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Job Description

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Location: Walsall, West Midlands

Salary: £26,158 - £27,762

The Vacancy

Contract: Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 24 May 2024

Interview Date: 7 June 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our Social Prescribing team. In this role, you will use the framework of social prescribing to motivate and encourage people to access and take part in a range of health and wellbeing activities and services.

Main job responsibilities:

  • Use coaching and motivational interviewing skills to engage people who are not accessing or are overly dependent on health services.

  • Complete assessments using Warwick Edinburgh and WOOP plans to improve participant motivation and engagement.

  • Support customers to access internal and external services in order to support their needs to help achieve a positive outcome.

  • Support customers to maximise their health through take up of non-acute, non-medical community-based services.

  • Co-design individual and small group health and wellbeing activities to improve participant outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

  • Using an agreed case management system, support people to set realistic goals to achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

  • Attend and contribute to national social prescribing worker events to keep up to date with best practice and training opportunities

  • Contribute to the planned evaluation of the social prescribing programme by keeping accurate records, providing customer stories and case studies and inputting data as required.

We're looking for someone who has:

  • A relevant qualification or experience of working with vulnerable people, social housing customers who present with health inequalities and social exclusion risk factors.

  • Experience of using evidence-based assessment tools such as Warwick Edinburgh or the ability to learn and utilise this tool.

  • Experience of case management

  • An ability to complete face to face assessments in a variety of environments including home and community settings.

  • An understanding of the social determinants of health and the ability to suggest interventions to reduce their impact.

What's in it for you?

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, 27 days annual leave (plus Christmas shut down), a defined benefit pension scheme, health cash plan, a range of shopping and leisure discounts.

We are output focused and flexible and believe in giving colleagues the right balance of autonomy and support to enable them to work to their full potential. Despite the high expectation for performance and delivery, we are committed to ensuring colleagues have a healthy work-life balance and able to work in agile ways which support them.

About us

Our People Strategy presents a clear picture of how we will achieve our Corporate Plan aim, 'Be an exceptional place to work that attracts, develops and retains talent'. The Strategy focuses on three key themes that help us support our colleagues to make a difference to our customers, the communities we serve and to themselves.

It is important to us that we have a diverse workforce, representative of the communities we serve. Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) to us means colleagues living our values, dedicated to doing the right thing and exercising good judgement. This will encourage a culture where all can thrive, acknowledging that everyone is different; what matters to us is that everyone can come to work and feel comfortable to be themselves.

We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer and ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations while working with us. We want to make it clear that we welcome disabled applicants for all our roles. If in doubt look out for the Disability Confident logo.

We will ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, and we will interview applicants with a disability if they meet the essential criteria for a role. We will also support existing colleagues with a disability or long-term health condition enabling them to stay in work, making reasonable adjustments if necessary.

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