Community Link Worker

Employment
Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Application deadline: 
Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 12:00
Based: 
Gateshead
Fixed Salary
£20,662
Pro Rata
Employer: 
Edberts House

Edberts House is recruiting for the following position:

Community Link Workers

 

Fixed term contract for 18 months (with possible extension)

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday (some weekend & evening flexibility required)

Part-time and job share will be considered

£20,662 per annum

 

Edberts House is a thriving community charity that is currently managing four community projects based in East Gateshead. We work together with local residents of all ages to make our communities happier, healthier and more welcoming places to live.

Over the past four years our Community Linking Project has contributed to the health and wellbeing of patients in Gateshead by linking them to a range of community services. We now have an exciting opportunity for Community Link Workers to join our team. Working across GP practices in Gateshead you will support patients who have visited the GP by providing advocacy, signposting and accompanying individuals to local, non-medical sources of help. You will proactively build relationships with patients and community organisations to support individuals to come up with innovative solutions to problems.

Please see our website and extended film for further information about the project:

http://edbertshouse.org/community-linking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsl_jznoXrA&t=6s

Candidates will come from a community, information/advice, social care or health background, must be excellent communicators and able to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

An enhanced DBS is required for this post.

For an application pack and job description for the above vacancy please e-mail: info@edbertshouse.org

For further enquiries about the role please contact Moira Mae Underwood, Community Linking Operational Lead on: 07494 498881 or email: moira.underwood@nhs.net

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th December at 12.00 noon