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Job opportunity

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Help us provide quality support that changes lives

Apply by 10:00 Tuesday 4 February 2020

Hours

Full-time (Together Co has a 35-hour full time working week)

Salary

SCP Pay Scales 19-22 (£24, 799 – £26, 317) + 3% employer’s contribution to auto-enrolment pension

Status

Fixed term to 31st March 2021 (contract extension subject to funding)

Key skills 

  • Service specific expertise
  • Effective communication
  • Organisation and decision-making
  • Proficient record keeping
  • Equality and Diversity

Other information

Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Interviews for short-listed candidates are expected to be held on Friday 14 and Tuesday 25 February 2020

Together Co (formerly known as Brighton and Hove Impetus) is Brighton and Hove’s leading loneliness charity, working to create connections that change lives for the better across the city. We run Social Prescribing and Befriending services that support more than 1500 people a year and have 400+ volunteers working alongside our staff team. In a city of 300,000 people no one should be lonely or socially isolated. Together, we can make sure no one is.

A person centred, collaborative and compassionate approach is at the heart of what we do and we are looking for someone with the right skills and attitude to support clients and manage volunteers in both a clinical setting and in people’s own homes, whilst also working as part of a citywide team of Link Workers based in our central Brighton office.

Reporting to the Operational Lead for social prescribing, you will provide a front line social prescribing service, assessing a person’s need and helping them access appropriate groups and services. An experienced support worker, you will have an ability to build instant rapport with clients alongside a pragmatic and proactive attitude that enables people to achieve the goals that matter to them.

This is a crucial time for social prescribing, which is now high on the government agenda. As well as some of the more forward thinking CCGs investing in services like ours, NHS England have further invested in funding a Link Worker in every Primary Care Network (PCN) across the country. For Brighton and Hove, that will mean at least 7 new Link Workers arriving in the coming months.

Our aim is to continue operating citywide, whilst also hosting PCNs Link Workers to ensure they have access to the same quality training, support and expertise that we have become known for.

This is a rare opportunity to join the social prescribing team of an organisation that is moving from strength to strength. A recent rebrand has not only given us a fresh new look, but has also helped us rationalise our aims, align our services and further exemplify our values.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experience.

 

For further information or an informal chat, contact Clair Rowe, Head of Social Prescribing on 01273 229385 or clair.rowe@togetherco.org.uk  (Tues, Thurs or Fri).

Apply now to transform lives

Please read the full job description which you can download below. When you’re ready to apply, download the application pack for more details. Please return completed forms to: hr@togetherco.org.uk

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