Community Link Worker Team Leader - Social Prescribing

Employment
Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Application deadline: 
Monday, 26 April, 2021 - 09:00
Based: 
Northumberland
Salary Scale
£24907.00
£27416.00
Per Annum
Employer: 
Cygnus Support

Up to full time 37.5 hrs per week (part time and job share considered) Fixed Term for 3 years with potential for extension subject to funding.

£24,907 - £27,416 pa depending on experience.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for the right person to help make a difference to patients’ well-being across the Wansbeck Primary Care Network. This is a ‘social prescribing’ role and is part of the new innovative and evolving dynamic approach in delivering health and social care to patients in the region.

We are seeking a highly motivated, passionate, and suitably experienced person to lead our new team of Community Link Workers (Social Prescribing). Our Team Leader will provide line management support and supervision to the link worker team, provide advice and support on the role, as well as manage a caseload of patients with a range of support needs. They will also liaise with the various partners and steering group on behalf of the Community Link Workers they manage.

Our Community Link Workers will give time to support patients to focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical, emotional, and social support.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently and develop effective relationships with service providers, patients, and colleagues, as well as being comfortable in leading group discussions.

For more information, please ring Andy Watmough on 07956 177544 or email admin@cygnussupport.com

For an application pack please email: admin@cygnussupport.com

An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

Closing date for applications: Monday 26th April at 9am

Interviews are planned for the week commencing 3rd May. (only those shortlisted will be contacted)