Charity registered in Scotland SC027773
The Health Agency is a community led organisation that over the years has demonstrated a successful record in delivering Social capital Outcomes within Wester Hailes and wider South West Edinburgh. It has been making a positive impact on the lives of local residents since it was established in its current form in 1999 and is a significant valued resource.
We are seeking to recruit a community link worker for maternity cover. The link worker will provide 1:1 person-centred support to patients of Wester Hailes Medical Practice referred by GP’s, whilst enabling people to identify personal outcomes and priorities for their own health and well-being.
Post holder must be qualified in a relevant degree – Community Learning and Development, Social work or health related field, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience.
The post holder must have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of deprivation and have effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis.
The Health Agency is a community led health initiative based within the integrated Health and Social Care Healthy Living Centre in Wester Hailes. Due to the retirement of the current long-term post holder, we are looking for an exceptional individual to work with our Board of Directors to uphold the values and ethos of the organisation and provide effective leadership to our committed and experienced staff team.
The CEO is the lead staff member responsible for the day to day provision of services as well as having an overview of finance and administration, while ensuring the strategic leadership, direction, planning and performance of the Health Agency. The CEO will support the Board of Directors and supply them with the appropriate information to make decisions.
The post holder must have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of multiple deprivation and have effective interpersonal skills. The ability to develop projects and relationships with external partners is a key requirement of the post.