We’re Recruiting – closing date 5 pm on Friday 14 February 2020
Social Prescribing GP Link Co-ordinator – Part time post 18.5 hours per week.
Salary: £21,074 per annum pro-rata (pay award pending from April 2020).
Chelmsford CVS is seeking a committed and conscientious individual with expertise in working with a range of people, some of whom may require additional support to engage with local services, to implement patient referrals.
This new appointment offers an exciting opportunity to build on the successes of the Live Well Link Well project, by increasing the team of Link Co-ordinators to fully embrace the potential of social prescribing and its benefits to local people. Taking referrals from GP practices, Multi-Disciplinary Teams and a range or partners, you will work directly with individuals encouraging them to connect or reconnect with the support available in their local community.
The role involves personalised social prescribing to vulnerable people at GP Practices with particular focus on Chelmsford West and Phoenix PCN; covering a mix of rural and urban settings, where there is a real enthusiasm to further explore what social prescribing can do for patients.
Working at practice level, you’ll be meeting patients on a one-to-one basis, using a person centred approach to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting to activities, community groups and services for practical and emotional support. You’ll have the support of the Centre in connecting to the community offer and of the practice in reaching those who would most benefit from the support of a social prescriber.
Post holders must be prepared to work flexible hours, in line with the requirements of the role, which will involve occasional evening and weekend work.
An Enhanced DBS check is required.