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Vacancy: Social Prescribing Link Worker – South Uttlesford

An exciting new job opportunity to work within South Uttlesford PCN area helping to strengthen personal and community resilience

Job title:  Social Prescribing Link Worker

Hours: 37.5 per week

Pay:  Range £21,000 – £25,000

Location:  Member practices of the South Uttlesford PCN

Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Link workers support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

About South Uttlesford PCN

South Uttlesford PCN comprises 5 General Practices working in conjunction with local health and social care organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population.

A semi-rural area, based around Stansted airport and thriving market towns such as Great Dunmow, there is a rapidly growing population with new housing developments and excellent transport links to London and Cambridge.

South Uttlesford is a lovely place to live and work with good working relationships forged between practices over many years. There is a real sense of enthusiasm to improve health and social care locally.

The Role

Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduces health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

The Job Description and Person Specification provide outlines of the responsibilities and requirements for this role.

Download job description and person specification (pdf file)

 

How to Apply

To apply, please complete your application and CV either through NHS Jobs or by directly sending your CV and covering letter to liz.adams1@nhs.net.

If this role appeals and you have the qualities we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you. If you would like an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Liz Adams, Uttlesford Health (liz.adams1@nhs.net) and she can arrange a call with the PCN Clinical Director.

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