Hours: 37 hours post, full time (part-time hours/ jobshare will be considered)
Salary: £20,117 per annum, AUNN Band D
Tenure: Fixed term contract for 4-month pilot (with potential for further extension)
Based: Emergency Department in Queens Medical Centre
About the role
An exciting opportunity to be involved in service delivery development, we are looking for the right individual to lead a vital new pilot project based in a frontline healthcare setting.
The Social Prescribing Link Worker Service takes a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. In this position, you will be based in the Emergency Department (ED), supporting people to access appropriate care pathways, improving their health outcomes, and reducing the burden on the emergency care department.
You will work closely with health professionals within the NUH Emergency Department to take referrals and identify people who bypass primary care and use ED for non-urgent care needs. The role will involve promoting the benefits of social prescribing using preliminary holistic conversations, signposting to appropriate organisations and connecting with SPLWs based in the community, with the aim of reducing the persons likelihood to fall between the gaps of support services and/or continuing to use the emergency department inappropriately.
The successful candidate will possess excellent organisational, interpersonal and IT skills, and be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, working closely and collaboratively with SPLW colleagues in the community and other health professionals. With an awareness of the relevant issues, you will also be empathetic, sensitive and able to motivate and empower others. Experience of providing Social Prescribing support would be advantageous, but is not essential.
How to apply
For full details please download an application pack from this website. Alternatively, please contact our Human Resources department for an application pack by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 8599 265.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 24th January 2022.
Please note that interviews for this position will be held on Wednesday 26th January 2022.
Download the application pack
To apply for this vacancy, download the application documents and return them to Age UK Notts