Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Job title: Link Worker (Social Prescribing) x 6
Location: North Lincolnshire
Closing date: 6 December 2019
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Employment type: Permanent
Hours per week: 37
Interview date: 17, 18, 19 December 2019
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
Link workers also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners. Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience, and reduce health inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, by increasing patient’s active involvement with their local communities. It particularly works for patients with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), for patients who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
The Link worker will be a part of a small, but committed team with big ambitions that works cohesively and effectively together to get things done. The Link worker is an important and valued member of the team and, with the support of North Lincolnshire Citizens Advice, the Link worker will be responsible for ensuring funder targets are met in a pressurised environment.
Further information and details about how to apply are available to view here.