Were hiring a Social Prescriber to join our new Core20PLUS5 project team at Live Well Wakefield, who'll be supporting local residents to improve their health and wellbeing and working to reduce health inequalities across Wakefield District.
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with this important project from the very start and make a difference for local people! Not only that, you'll be joining a supportive team and receive a range of benefits.
IMPORTANT: If you're interested in applying for this role, please complete the Application Form on our website:https://www.nova-wd.org.uk/jobs/core20plus5-social-prescriber
Main duties of the job
The Social Prescriber will work together with individuals to address any non-medical needs they may have, to improve the persons overall health and wellbeing, and to reduce social barriers in order for them to be able to take up, attend and adhere to health appointments and care plans independently in the future.
Our Core20PLUS5 project is starting in January 2024 and colleagues from Live Well Wakefield will be working with two local community anchor organisations and a team of fantastic volunteers. Live Well Wakefield isa social prescribing and self-management service that supports adults to improve their health, wellbeing and independence.
Many adults are impacted by social barriers and non-medical needs that impact their ability to take up and attend health care appointments, and to adhere to health care plans. The team of volunteers will support individuals to attend local appointments, and a Social Prescriber will work with those same individuals to address any non-medical needs, working together to improve a persons overall health and wellbeing and reduce social barriers in order for them to be able to take up, attend and adhere to health appointments and care plans independently in the future.
27 November 2023
£26,130 a year
Agbrigg & Bell Vue Community Centre
The Social Prescriber's role will include:
- Working with stakeholders to identify adults impacted by health inequalities and encourage referrals into the project
- Working closely with Core20PLUS5 volunteers to understand the needs of clients and provide joined up support to improve outcomes
- Managing a caseload of clients and undertaking reviews of client's needs and setting health and wellbeing goals
For more details, please read the full Job Description.
- Experience of undertaking direct work with people to help improve health and wellbeing.
- Experience of working with communities of interest, individuals, or groups.
- Experience of building effective working relationships.
- Experience of multi-disciplinary team working.
- Experience in managing a caseload and prioritising need.
- Experience in writing reports, and case studies, and monitoring project progress/position.
- Educated to degree level or can demonstrate equivalent competence/ experience.
- Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD).
- Educated in a field related to health and social care.
Skills and Knowledge
- An understanding of health inequalities faced by adults, and how these impact long-term health and wellbeing.
- Understand the principles of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) working.
- Good understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills.
- Ability to engage, motivate, and create good working relationships with a variety of local people, community groups and professionals.
- Good computer literacy and keyboard skills.
- Excellent organisational skills.
- Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Ability to maintain accurate and concise records.
- Knowledge of motivational interviewing and behaviour change techniques.
- A sound knowledge of principles and practice of Health and Wellbeing and preventative approaches.
- Displays an up to date working knowledge and understanding of national and local priorities relating to health inequalities.
- Knowledge of local voluntary and community, and statutory services relating to supporting vulnerable adults.
- Understanding of the NHS and Social Care.
- Ability to recognise, assess and deal with potential risk in relation to client and personal safety.
- Ability to develop project work with partners.
- Previous SystmOne user.
- A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
- Ability to work independently under own initiative, but also to be a proactive and willing team member.
- Ability to drive, access to own vehicle, and willingness to travel across the Wakefield District.
- Ability and willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including occasional evening/weekend.