We are looking to recruit a Community Link Worker, linking those in need of support with a range of non-clinical health and wellbeing services and provisions across West Dunbartonshire. The Community Link Worker programme is funded by the Scottish Government through the Primary Care Improvement Plan and delivered in partnership with WDHSCP, GP Practices and the local Third Sector to support people to improve their wellbeing by strengthening connections between primary care and community and third sector resources.
You will be a pro-active person who motivates others, and with a passion to develop and strengthen alliances and pathways to increase service uptake. You will provide a person-centred service, responsive to the needs and interests of practice populations and will:
• Support referred clients to identify issues that affect their wellbeing
• Taking a person-centred approach, support individuals to identify personal outcomes and priorities
• Overcome barriers and link clients to local and national support services and activities
• Ensure all activity is guided by the principles and indicators of the Health and Social Care Standards – My Support, My Life.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience in client/mentoring engagement, partnership working and facilitation skills. You will be an advocate for community empowerment, highly motivated and able to demonstrate approaches to supporting positive health outcomes. In the post, you will work closely with internal WDCVS colleagues to help design and deliver innovative ways of working and promote the impact of interventions.
Responsible to: This role reports to the WDCVS Chief Officer