Dudley CVS are recruiting for a Senior Link Worker (Integrated Plus Social Prescribing Service). Please see details below:
At Dudley CVS our mission is connecting, inspiring and working alongside people and organisations to achieve resilience and positive change, while championing their value to partners and the wider community. Our vision is for a borough that has caring, vibrant and strong communities where everyone can fulfil their potential.
Job title: Senior Link Worker (Integrated Plus Social Prescribing Service)
Duration of post: Contract ending 31st March 2023 (cover for maternity leave)
Responsible to: Integrated Plus Project Manager
Hours of work: 37 hours per week. Some evening and weekend work will be required for which time off in lieu will be granted
Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays
Location: Halesowen Primary Care Network (office based in Brierley Hill)
Requirements: A full driving license with access to own transport is required. Travel expenses will be paid at equivalent NJC casual user rates, monthly in arrears.
DBS checks will be required for this post as at times you will be required to work with vulnerable people.
Summary of the job
As a Senior Link Worker, you will ensure that the voluntary and community sector is involved in and central to integrated care in Dudley borough. You will raise awareness about what the voluntary and community sector offers and can offer in the delivery of locality community-based services and activities. You will ensure that the voluntary and community sector is viewed as a credible, valued and equal partner in integrated care.
You will be act as the strategic lead for Integrated Plus in your locality and will be the main point of contact for GPs, health clinicians and patients in that geographical area.
The role will involve working with GPs and other health practitioners through the Integrated Care Team meetings to identify patients who may be in need or who could benefit from non-medical interventions. You will then provide support to patients, generally in their own homes, to help direct and connect them to alternative sources of non-medical support services. This will not, however, involve providing ongoing, long-term support to patients but will be about ensuring patients are accessing services and activities appropriate to their needs and enabling patients to become more active and involved in their communities. Dependent on the needs of each patient, an average amount of time spent supporting them will be about 1-3 months.
The role will also involve working as part of the Integrated Care Teams to help embed an integrated way of working and shape its success. When discussing patients at Integrated Care Team meetings you will provide information and ideas to team members about potential solutions to ensure effective personalised patient care.
From carrying out the role you will identify local service needs/gaps, report these to the Integrated Plus manager and contribute when required to brokering solutions with health and social care practitioners, local commissioners and patients.
Closing date: 12noon, Thursday 24th February 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 9th March 2022
Registered Charity No: 517766 Incorporated under the 1985 Companies Act No. 1998105.
Dudley CVS encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds and is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.