Social Prescribing Link Workers – North Tyneside

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 3 November, 2021 - 14:45
North Tyneside
Salary Scale
Per Annum
First Contact Clinical

Social Prescribing Roles

£20,542.80 or £24,000 per annum (based on role /competencies)

At First Contact Clinical our job is to enable healthy change in the people and places that need it most. We are looking for people to join our North Tyneside and South Tyneside teams who want to help us to do this.

Our teams believe that people are capable of change, are experts in their own lives and have individual strengths, needs and preferences. Our teams believe that people feel empowered in the presence of empathy and in the absence of judgement – when they are listened to, understood and valued.

As a First Contact Clinical worker your aim is to support the people you are working with to identify and draw on their strengths and those of the people around them, enabling them to make healthy 

You will achieve this by working in a relational way. This means working in a way that builds a relationship, the purpose of which it to have a positive effect on the people in it.

When working with the people we serve at First Contact Clinical you are working towards the shared purpose of people developing:

  • a stronger sense of themselves
  • where they are heading and
  • the relationships that will be important for them along the way.

This is what we mean when we say enable healthy change.

You are just one of these relationships and in the grand scheme of their lives, a very short term one.  But the relationship between you and the person can generate positive effects and contribute to their ability to move forward towards their version of a good life.

We work across clinical and community settings, building strong relationships with our partners and embedding our offer within the neighbourhoods we support. As a First Contact Clinical worker you will support a caseload of people with a wide range of complex social and emotional needs to achieve what matters to them.

We are looking for you to bring your unique self and life experience to this work which is a key asset in doing this role well. We recognise that we are people first and professionals second. We will provide full training and ongoing supervision to ensure you have the opportunity to continuously develop and reflect on your practice.

If you are interested in other people and working with them to enable healthy change the we want to hear from you!

The Application Form, Job Descriptions and Competency Framework are available to download from

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) police record check in relation to vulnerable adults and children (previously known as CRB check) is required for this role. A driving licence and use of own vehicle is desirable for this role.

To apply please complete the employment application form and return it to Please submit your application as soon as practicably possible as we reserve the right to close the advert when the required number of applications are received.

Assessments and interviews will be held weekly.  Please submit your application as soon as practicably possible as we reserve the right to close the advert when the required amount of applications are received.

You will first be invited to our virtual assessment where you can demonstrate your relational skills in a role play scenario. After which you will undertake a self-directed exercise that will see you accessing our test management information system and sharing a self-reflection of the role play. We will then invite you attend a remote interview you will have to opportunity to meet 2 or 3 team members. They will ask some questions that will provide you with the opportunity to showcase the different strengths and resources you can bring to help us to deliver our purpose. We look forward to meeting you and wish you luck!

If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Alex Dunn, Office Manager on 07708486324 or who will connect you to the most appropriate team member.