The Community Link Worker programme is funded by EVOC & Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership to: Strengthen connections between GP Practices and the 3rd sector; Support people to live well through bridging the gap between community resources and primary care.
The post holder will be employed by Health All Round, a community health initiative which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the South West area of Edinburgh. They will be working in partnership with Springwell Medical Centre and Murrayfield Medical Practice.
Taking a person centred approach, the post holder will support patients referred by medical practice staff to: identify issues affecting their health & wellbeing; identify personal outcomes and priorities; overcome barriers to achieving goals; support access & engagement with local and national agencies & services.
Based at Orwell Arts, 17 Orwell Place, the Art Studio is a dynamic and therapeutic space where each individual is supported to explore and express their creative voice.
We are seeking an experienced and committed individual to support our members to develop their self-expression, creativity and self-esteem.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking approach to mental health services in our city.
PVG:This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme
Our mission at Space and Broomhouse Hub is to nurture, support and inspire people, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and our communities flourish. We are a community organisation supporting local people and families in South West Edinburgh, with additional services stretching city wide.
Space’s aim of improving the mental health of support of people in South West Edinburgh is central to our involvement in the Edinburgh Thrive project. Our peer support workers draw on their lived experience of mental health challenges to play a central role in the planning and provision of quality, recovery focused support to people who access the South West Thrive Welcome Team service.
Thrive Edinburgh is an innovative programme improving the mental health and wellbeing of all citizens across Edinburgh. The South West Thrive Welcome Team brings together a collaboration of partner organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people in South West Edinburgh, to enable them to live well and fulfil their potential. This partnership is between Space & Broomhouse Hub, SAMH and the Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership, working under NHS governance.
Our organisations share a commitment to the Edinburgh Thrive values of trust, respect, collaboration, person-centeredness, innovation, and compassion. Together we deliver a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency response so that citizens receive the right help at the right time.
Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.
Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
• Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
• Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
• Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
• Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
• Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
• Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
• 4% Contributory pension scheme
• Employee recognition schemes
• Opportunities for career progression
• Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
• Refer a Friend Scheme
• Sodexo Employee Benefits
This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.