Are you passionate about empowering patients? In the last 12 months, our Primary Care-led Social Prescribing service has successfully supported more than 3,000 patients to take better control of their own health and wellbeing and we are now recruiting for an additional five entry-level Social Prescribers to help take the service to the next level.
The Care Group has been delivering the hugely successful Social Prescribing service for more than three years, referring patients into 200 onward services. The service is now recruiting for five more Social Prescribers, taking the team from eight to 15. The increased capacity will ensure the service can expand to include our 0-19 services, Community Health Services, Urgent Care and Secondary Care Cancer Services, supporting and empowering patients to better manage and take control of their own health and wellbeing.
What will the role involve?
The successful candidates will be responsible for:
- providing one to one support
- identifying issues that impact on patient's health and wellbeing
- develop personalised care and support plans to address their needs
- make onward referrals to community and voluntary sector services
- and record patient outcomes.
Who are we looking for?
Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, case management experience, care assessment planning and support skills. The ability to develop trusting relationships to support individuals facing complex social and emotional challenges is essential along with experience of working with patients with long-term health conditions. Also, knowledge of community voluntary and independent sector support services and the ability to develop inter-agency responses to meeting patients' needs is needed.
We encourage flexible working and therefore any applicant wishing to work between 18 to 37.5 hours a week, will be considered. Please state on the supporting statement hours that you wish to work.
The salary for the role is £24,000 per annum (37.5 hrs per week).
If you would like to apply, please follow the link to NHS Jobs.
Social Prescriber vacancy on NHS Jobs
When applying please explain in your supporting statement how you fulfil each of the points on the person specification.
Deadline for applications: 18 November 2019 by 5pm
Interviews: will be held 25/26 November 2019
If you have not heard from us by 22 November 2019 please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.
Learn more about Social Prescribing