York Road Primary Care Network
Salary: up to £34k depending on exprience
Social Prescribing Link Worker for York Road Primary Care Network
Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for Helping Others ?
Do you have the energy and enthusiasm to be part of a successful innovative and very Happy Team ?
Do you want to work with a forward thinking team in a Social Prescribing Link Worker role ?
We are looking for an enthusiastic Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our York Road Primary Care Network of 3 GP Practices
We are looking for a patient facing team of Social Prescribers with the experience, communication and knowledge of our local area to join our multi-disciplinary General Practice teams
This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with people with more complex needs and help them to access the support they need to live independent and healthier lives
About the role
Social Prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral or direct access to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time and focus on ‘What matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to the services and community groups for practical and emotional support
As a Social Prescriber link worker you will provide 1:1 support to people who are referred to you by team members and local agencies, understanding their needs and helping them access the support they need to achieve their goals.
This will involve building links and liaising with various services/staff in the local area, working closely with the GP Practices, social care, voluntary and community organisations
The Social Prescribing link worker will build trusting relationships with people, understanding their real needs, creating and tailoring self-care plans and support plans, and connecting them to the appropriate social care, voluntary and community organisations which will empower the patient to make the necessary changes to enable them to live the life the choose
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a team within our Primary Care Network that will develop and improve patient care and exercise a flexible and proactive approach, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other
You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges
You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations
You will ned to be able to put people from all walks of life at their ease and inspire confidence
You will have experience of building an individual’s motivation, confidence and be able to connect them with appropriate community services through supporting them to achieve their goals
Motivational interviewing or health coaching type skills would be useful, as would a sound knowledge of the support resources available to the people in the area along York Road
You will also need good organisational skills and an understanding of priorities along with being able to manage your own caseload effectively
Why come and work with us ?
We are a group of 3 well led GP Practices that work well together delivering excellent care for our patient population of 32,200 over our 5 surgeries in Leeds 9 to Leeds15
We operate a culture of Work / Life balance and are supportive of each other
We have experience of successfully implementing and integrating Patient Ambassador roles with our GP practices to support vulnerable patients
We are 3 well-structured and well organised Training Practices
We are a happy and sociable team
We offer a competitive salary + NHS pension and ongoing personal development
To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk.