Social Prescriber

Portsdown Group Practice

Salary: £24000 – £31000

Social Prescribing Link Worker
37 hours per week
£24,000 – £31,500 FTE depending on qualifications and experience

Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for helping others?
An opportunity has arisen for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our team. Social Prescribing is a relatively new initiative in Portsmouth that supports patients who have social, financial and personal issues that is adversely affecting their health and wellbeing. It is a way of assisting and enabling patients to access sources of support within their local community.
You will be responsible for linking patients to services across the Health, Statutory and Voluntary sectors in the City. You will work alongside patients to help them achieve their holistic goals, undertaking assessments and building relationships to agree personalised plans, which will empower the patient to make the necessary changes to enable them to live the life they choose. You will work closely with GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Practice staff and the wider Multi Agency Teams. Ideally you will have worked in a similar role, but equally this role will be suited to someone with good local knowledge, appropriate experience and enthusiasm.
Portsdown Group Practice is a large, urban practice with 44,000 patients, working across 6 sites. The work we do is challenging, interesting and hugely varied, reflecting the demographic mix of our patients. We are a long-established training practice and our commitment to ongoing learning is unparalleled.
If you are proactive, enthusiastic and person-centred, then we would love to hear from you.
For an informal chat please speak with our Operations Manager – 07391 680890

To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk.

Posted by / November 2, 2019