About The Role
The primary aim of this role is to co-ordinate the Inverclyde Family Breaks Project to provide breaks for Carers, Young Adult Carers, Children/Young People with additional support needs and their families to enjoy.
The main aim of the Inverclyde Carers Centre is to support Carers throughout Inverclyde and provide services which include one to one support, signposting to other services, information giving, financial advice, short break provision, relaxation therapies, counselling, support groups and training. We also strive to enhance the promotion and fostering of knowledge and appreciation of the role Carers play in society and to contribute to their quality of life.
You will work closely with colleagues in this role. Your ability to promote and administer our Short Breaks programmes is the key requirement of the post. You should have an understanding of the unique challenges faced in the voluntary, charitable, and not-for-profit sector.
Main Areas of Responsibility
The Community Link Worker programme in Inverclyde is funded by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Community Link Workers are based within GP Practices and they work across the community, third sector and public sector to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.
The Community Link Worker will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of a GP practice population, who are often living in an area affected by socio-economic deprivation. They will support them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Taking a person-centred approach, the post holder will support individuals to help them identify personal outcomes and priorities that they would like to address, to overcome any barriers to addressing these and to link them to local and national support services and activities.
The Community Link Worker will support the existing GP practice team to become better equipped to match local and national support services to the needs of individuals attending for health care. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practice and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.
The organisation is committed to flexible working and applicants who would like to work flexibly are encouraged to apply and this will be assessed based on the requirements of the role.