Social Prescriber Link Worker
Compass House Medical Centres
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As a Social Prescriber link-worker in Torbay, you will join a group of dynamic primary care networks, helping to make a real difference to peoples lives by empowering them to take control of their health and wellbeing, using a holistic approach and connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
Closing date for this role is 18th December 2023, although we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further application when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist.
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Main duties of the job
- Promoting social prescribing, its role in self-management, and the wider determinants of health.
- Meet people on a one-to-one basis, making home visits where appropriate within organisations policies and procedures. Give people time to tell their stories and focus on what matters to me. Build trust with the person, providing non- judgemental support, respecting diversity and lifestyle choices. Work from a strength-based approach focusing on a persons assets.
- Forge strong links with local VCSE organisations, community and neighbourhood level groups, utilising their networks and building on whats already available to create a map or menu of community groups and assets. Use these opportunities to promote micro-commissioning or small grants if available.
For the full list of duties please see the attached role profile.
You will be based in GP practices across our Baywide PCN (Compass, Pembroke, Chilcote), working across different practices as well as completing home visits as necessary. You will be embedded as a member of the practice teams, receiving full support and training in your role from the existing Social Prescriber link workers and local training providers. A qualification and or/interest in mental health is desirable.
Please see the attached job role profile for a full details about the key responsibilities & tasks of a Social Prescriber Link Worker.