Community Link Worker (Social Prescribing) for Cygnus Support

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Contract Type: Fixed term

Role Type: Employment

Hours: Full time

Application deadline:

Based: Northumberland

Salary: £25,235 Per Annum

Salary Type: Fixed Salary

Location: Northumberland

Role description: Project Support

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our existing team of Community Link Social Prescribers, 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 innovative and evolving dynamic approach in delivering health and social care to patients in the region.

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate person to work with patients to empower them to take control of their health and wellbeing. Our Community Link Workers 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 in Cygnus Support and GP Practices in the Wansbeck Primary Care Network.

The position is 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.

For more information about this role please ring Jane Mcgee on 07311797935 or email janemcgee@cygnussupport.com

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

An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

Closing date for applications: by noon on Monday 23rd October, 12 noon.

Interviews are planned for week commencing 6th November (Only those shortlisted will be contacted).