Link Worker - Coach

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 24 January, 2020 - 09:00
South Tyneside
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
First Contact Clinical

A rare opportunity has arisen for someone to join an innovative service within health and social care in South Tyneside. First Contact Clinical is excited to be recruiting a Link Worker (Coach) to join an evolving team within our Person-Centred, Community based Behaviour Change Service. The service brings together good quality clinical care, effective psycho-social interventions and peer support to help those living with a Long-Term Condition to self-care more successfully and improve their health and wellbeing.

Do you have experience of coaching, have active listening skills, a high level of resilience and a passion to enabling people to make positive change?

We asked the people who have experienced our service what matters to them in a practitioner. They said someone who is knowledgeable, can talk well, has a fun side, isn't timid, empathetic, not dominating and firm but fair. If you fit their description then we, and them, would love to hear from you!

You will be expected to work within clinical and community settings. You will provide psychosocial interventions to a caseload of people, using techniques such as goal setting, signposting and motivational interviewing. You will be expected to deliver these interventions and build a therapeutic relationship to support and motivate people through behaviour change. This role will involve working across several teams, so good organisation and the ability to prioritise is essential. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, are proactive and sound administrative skills.

You will be an enthusiastic worker, with excellent communication skills and a proven track record of high quality independent and team work. Full training will be provided and you will receive ongoing supervision to ensure continuous personal development and support you to reflect on your practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow in a service, which is developing at a fast-pace and transforming Long-Term Condition management.

Come and be a key player in an innovative and evolving service in South Tyneside.