Community Link Worker(s) – GP Based
Salary: £25,562 per annum (pro-rata)
Pension: 6% employer 2% employee
Location: East Renfrewshire
Posted Date: 25/05/2023
Hours: 28.5 hours per week available
Sleepover allowance: N/A
Life Assurance benefit: x2 basic salary
RAMH have been developing Social Prescribing in partnership with General Practitioners since October 2015. We are looking for new community link workers to be based in East Renfrewshire. This role of this innovative and exciting Social Prescribing development is to facilitate a new way to access community support and opportunities for enhancing self-management skills for people who use services.
We are looking for individuals who have some experience and an understanding of working with people who may experience a lack of social connections evidenced by: loneliness, mental health problems and isolation, and who may also have a range of social problems. You will need to have an understanding of how to recognise and develop assets/strengths for people, and enabling approaches when working within local communities and how this can connect with people’s recovery journey. You should be pro-active and experienced in using a variety of social media platforms and applications for communication and as an intervention.
You will be able to work independently from GP practices and be very pro-active in finding community resources and helping people access local services and activities to promote their sense of wellbeing. You will have the ability to sustain contact with individuals to assist them to maintain activities. In addition, you should be confident working closely with GPs, practice staff and community agencies. You need to have a high level of IT proficiency, as you are required to record your work daily on a range of IT systems.
You will be required to contribute to a database of local resources, maintain accurate records and actively participate in evaluating, monitoring and reporting this innovative service
A relevant HNC or SVQ III or equivalent is required for this post as is a clear awareness of SSSC Codes of Practice.
For more information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Irene Brown, Community Link Service Manager on: 0141 847 8900
Application packs can be obtained by telephoning the RAMH HR department quoting the reference no.738 on: 0141 847 8900 or can be downloaded from the website- www.ramh.org
RAMH has a vibrant mix of communities and we wish to encourage applicants from all sectors of the community to apply for these posts.
Closing date: Wednesday 7th June 2023 at 4pm
Interviews will be held on Friday 16th of June 2023
This post is subject to a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check
RAMH is an Equal Opportunities