Social Prescribers - Ely PCN
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Following the successes of our four Social Prescribing Link Workers already in post, Ely PCNs wish to recruit more Social Prescribers to support the six GP practices across the East Cambridgeshire region.
Social Prescribing Link Workers have become a key part of our multi-disciplinary Practice teams, and our aim is to have one Social Prescriber linked to each of our six PCN GP Practices.
The principle of Social Prescribing is to help people to take control of their health and wellbeing, and support the communities in which they live.
The role will involve:
- Direct work with patients.
- Liaison with colleagues from GP Practices.
- Supporting growth of community networks and organisations.
- Providing information that will inform local primary care strategy.
Salary is up to a maximum of £27,500 (pro rata) depending on experience.
Main duties of the job
You will be enthusiastic about supporting individuals and communities, and committed to equality, social inclusion, and strengths-based, person-centred approaches. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate some experience in this area.
You will need to have good communication skills and be comfortable using IT.
Building relationships, problem-solving, and person-focus are essential to the success of this role.
Primary Care Networks formed in 2019 to support the join-up of Primary Care GP services in local clusters across England.
Ely North PCN and Ely South PCN cover the majority of the East Cambridgeshire region. We work closely with one another and have a joint Board and joint management team. Together we are known as Ely Primary Care Networks.
Ely PCNs are keen to support our staff, and are considered a forward-thinking and innovative group.
Ely North PCN member Practices are:
- Cathedral Medical Centre, Ely
- St Marys Surgery, Ely
- St Georges Medical Centre, Littleport
Ely South PCN member Practices are:
- Burwell Surgery
- Haddenham Surgery
- Staploe Medical Centre, Soham
At its heart this job is about helping people work out what they themselves actually need to improve their health and wellbeing, and support them with practical plans to change.
The role is closely connected to helping the person find out how their local community networks of family, friends and organisations can help in their plans to change, as well as helping them navigate more traditional health and social care services when needed.
Building honest, non-judgemental, pragmatic relationships with clients and colleagues will be vital to success of the post.
Over time, Social Prescribers will be able to sketch a broad picture of these local communities - what's available, what isn't, what works, what doesn't - and identify the areas of greatest patient need. This intelligence can then be used to grow and develop communities where most needed.
For the detailed Job Description and Person Specification, please refer to the attached document.
Salary is up to a maximum of £27,500 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience.
Personal skills and attributes
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
10 May 2021