Job Title: Young Peoples Social Prescribing Link Worker

Location: East Hampshire

Hours: Full-time or Part-time

Salary: £24,214 – £30,112 per annum, Pro rata for part-time hours

We are a network of 9 GP practices that form East Hampshire Primary Care Network (EHPCN).

We consist of multi-disciplinary healthcare teams who provide one to one personalised support to people referred to them by team members and local agencies.

The post will involve working as part of a wider team of Link Workers, covering a diverse population ranging from Bordon down to Rowlands Castle, including Petersfield and surrounding areas.

The Young Peoples Social Prescribing Role

The post aims to empower young people to take control of their health and well-being by giving them practical and emotional support as well as time to focus on ‘What matters to me’.

The Young Peoples Social Prescribing Link Worker will build trusting relationships with young people, create a shared personalised care and support plan, and connect them to local community groups, voluntary organisations and services. In addition they will work with a diverse range of partners to provide support to community groups and voluntary organisations involved in social prescribing.

This role helps young people to work on their wider health and wellbeing, specifically addressing health access and outcomes and wider determinants of their health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as other lifestyle issues and low-level mental health concerns by increasing an individual’s active involvement with their local communities. This approach is particularly helpful with long term conditions (including support for mental health), young people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

You will plan and manage your own diary and caseload on a day to day basis, with time spent between individual PCN GP Practices, community settings, home visits and casework admin.

The Ideal Young Peoples Social Prescribing Link Worker

To be successful in this role you will need to be a good listener and be able to connect with young people on their level. You will need to give time to young people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with young people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations.

This role will involve working with a diverse range of young people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a diverse and sometimes challenging environment is essential.

We are committed to having a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are supported and empowered to work with local communities to improve health access and outcomes for all and provide culturally appropriate and responsive public services.

You will liaise closely with GPs, Health Professionals & practice staff across the PCN acting as part of the PCN/ General Practice team and a wider multi-agency integrated team. You will also explore and build on knowledge of the health and social care and voluntary organisations/services available in the area, identifying and contributing to the development of community sources of support.

Our Benefits

If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent and comprehensive training
  • 5 Weeks holiday per year plus Bank Holidays
  • Entitlement to join the NHS Pension scheme

How to Apply

If you think you have the skills to provide this service, we cannot wait to hear from you!

Please email a copy of your CV containing your name, email address and contact telephone number, to our HR Manager, Odette.kuc@nhs.net. Please also provide a cover letter clearly outlining your experience of supporting or working with young people. We will then contact suitable candidates directly to discuss the role and ask you a few key questions to make sure that this is the right position for you.

A full Job Description is available on request.

The first stage of the interview process will be a short telephone interview. The Recruiting Manager will talk to you about the service and ask you a few key questions to help assess your suitability for the role. If you are successfully screened you will then be invited for an interview. The interview process will commence in the New Year.

Job Types: Full-time, or Part-time

Education:

  • A-Level or equivalent (Required)
  • NVQ Level 3, Advanced level or equivalent qualifications or working towards

Licence:

  • Full UK Driving Licence and own transport required

Reference ID: PCN YPSPLW Dec 2020

Contract length: 24 months

Part-time hours: 36 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Salary: £24,214.00-£30,112.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
All GP practices are operating safe Covid-19 procedures