Social Prescribing Link Workers

Would you like to be part of the exciting community health programme in Hounslow?

Then look no further…

The Hounslow GP Consortium CIC, our client and H4All CIO, have new posts available for committed health and care staff to work across Hounslow’s Primary Care Networks as:

Social Prescribing Link Workers (SPLW) - several posts
Salary: £25,000 - £28.500 per annum (plus contributory pension)
Location: A Primary Care Network in Hounslow, within a specific lead GP Practice
Contract duration: 18 months, with probable extension subject to funding

Link Workers will provide connections between the GP and community services that can support residents to address their wider health and care needs.

The post holder will:

  • Use social prescribing to empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing. They will spend time with residents to help them to focus on 'what matters to me’ and connect them to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. The role is not intended to support individuals’ long term, but to help them to understand how they can support themselves better.
  • Manage a caseload of clients through assessment to onward referral, working with clients in the practice as identified by the GP. They will provide ongoing support for an allocated but short-term timeframe to promote engagement with identified services and achievement of goals.
  • Contribute to the development of the service and participate in support, supervision and training as required. The role is a non-clinical role, however the post holder will receive support from both the employing organisation and also a clinical mentor in General Practice.

The Link Worker programme is a national initiative from NHS England and NHS Improvement and our client are seeking individuals with a background or interest in health, care, public health or voluntary sector services.

Please note this post is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check suitability through the Disclosure and Barring Service

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am, Monday 19th July 2021
Interviews will take place: wk/com 19th / 26th July 2021 (TBC)

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