Social Prescribing Link Worker (FTC Until January 2020)

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change
13 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Social Prescribing Link Worker (FTC Until January 2020)
Redruth (office/field based covering Redruth, Cambourne and Pool)

About Us

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) is a charity and a social enterprise which aims to transform the quality of life for people, places and communities.

We’ve been around since 2001 and are focused on affecting change that will make lives better, make Cornwall fairer and combat inequality and injustice.

We’re now on the lookout for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to deliver pop-up clinics in doctors’ surgeries across Redruth, Cambourne and Pool for a fixed term contract until the 31st January 2020.

The Benefits

- Salary of £21,000 per annum
- The chance to support Cornish healthcare

This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional with experience of working with disadvantaged and socially excluded communities and a background in a people-centric environment to take on a new challenge with our ground-breaking charity.

We aim to give back to the people of Cornwall, make the world a little better for those who need support and highlight the best ways to get help for those who don’t know where to turn.

You’ll be at the heart of the action, working in a front-line position providing advice and guidance to people who need it the most and will discover that this is an incredibly rewarding contract where you will have the chance to see those you help thrive.

Your Role

As a Social Prescribing Link Worker, you will be tasked with guiding and supporting disadvantaged people in the Redruth, Cambourne and Pool areas, along with starting the conversation on how they can improve their lives.

Working from pop-up clinics in GP surgeries, undertaking home visits and operating out of our headquarters in The Elms, Redruth, you will deliver the Social Prescribing Programme. This programme is funded by the Department for Health and Care and aims to provides alternative advice to support health and wellbeing within disadvantaged groups of people.

Maintaining your awareness of current initiatives to support disadvantaged members of the public, you will liaise with other service providers to ensure that you are providing the most up-to-date advise to service users and clinics attendees.

About You

To be considered as a Social Prescribing Link Worker, you will need:

- Several years’ experience working in a people-centred environment
- An understanding of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector
- Experience of working with disadvantaged and socially excluded communities
- Computer literacy and proficiency with MS Office
- GCSE (or equivalent) standard literacy and numeracy, a Skills For Life qualification at Level 2 or above or an equivalent qualification in health, social care or similar
- A Level 2 Safeguarding certification, or the willingness to complete this
- A full driving licence and access to a car
- A flexible approach to working hours and the willingness to work outside normal working hours

Placement in this role will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

A Level 3 standard of education and training, or the willingness to complete this would be beneficial to your application. An IAG 3 qualification, or the willingness to complete this would also be an advantage, as would knowledge of the Cornish labour market. Geographical knowledge of Cornwall, in particular the Redruth, Cambourne and Pool areas would be equally desirable.

Other organisations may call this role Outreach Worker, Social Worker, Health and Social Worker, Social Prescribing Advisor, Community Advisor, Community Support Worker, or Support Worker.

The closing date for this role is the 8th March 2019. Interviews are scheduled for the 15th March 2019.

Webrecruit and CN4C are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are ready to make a real difference to lives in Cornwall as a Social Prescribing Link Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency

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