You will manage our Renfrewshire Community Link Worker service ensuring that a specialist, person centred service is delivered by a team of link workers to people who have health, social care or wellbeing needs. The link workers are based within GP practices in Renfrewshire and you will be expected to manage all aspects of the programme delivery locally; including relationships with the Health and Social Care Partnership, GP and Practice Staff and wider community stakeholders. The Link Worker programme is three fold - patient facing, practice facing and community facing - supporting, identifying and developing connections between patients, practice staff and local community providers is crucial to the programme, and to the role of Community Link Work Manager.
What we’re looking for
The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for the leadership, management and governance of the project to ensure the delivery of a high quality service to our service users. He/she will also be expected to work collaboratively with project funders, relevant stakeholders and other local partners to build strong relationships and ensure effective working partnerships and practices. We are looking for an individual who enjoys innovation, who is resourceful and who is attuned to the shifting landscape of health and social care provision, including digital developments to support health and wellbeing. The role requires excellent leadership and team working skills and a sound knowledge of the social, economic and other factors which impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Being able to effectively manage risk and safeguard is also a key aspect of this role. The capacity to work with competing demands and tight timescales will be underpinned by a commitment to quality.
In addition, applicants should have at least 2 years management experience in the health or social care sector and hold an SVQ 4 Health & Social Care (Adults) at SCQF level 9 certification or equivalent qualifications that are in line with SSSC requirements.
This a permanent part time role for 30 hours per week.
Our service in Galashiels provides free and confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs or alcohol. We work with people on their own goals, whether that's staying safe and healthy, making a small change or stopping an unwanted habit.
We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic Recovery Workers to join our team in Galashiels on a casual basis. You must be motivated to work as part of a thriving and diverse team, ensuring recovery opportunities are available for individuals at any point in their recovery journey. Fundamentally, you will strive to work collaboratively with stakeholders, ensuring that the principles of a Recovery Oriented System of Care and true person centred practice are at the heart of all that we do.
What we’re looking for
Ideally the successful candidates will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. You will be someone who thrives under pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills and can work well with others.
In addition you will need to be positive, confident and well organised with experience of working with people in a recovery, health, social care or criminal justice setting.
An SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care is required as a minimum qualification and registration with the SSC will be essential.
In return we offer the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.
A comprehensive job description and role profile is provided with this advert. At We Are With You we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.
This job is subject to a PVG check.
This a casual 0 hour contract.
For more information about the role please contact Lornda Peddie via email firstname.lastname@example.org
About We Are With You
Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need.
We work and support people and their goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy,
making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.
We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face, in their local service, community or online.
We provide a free and confidential service without judgement.
We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs,
alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.
We Are With You.
About the role
You will be based in Harbours GP , providing a specialist, person centred service to people who have health, social care or wellbeing needs within that geographical area.
The aim of the Link Worker is to support people to identify barriers to their overall wellbeing and link them with the appropriate tools, community support or agency to overcome these. This will be delivered using a Social Prescribing model.
The Link Worker role is three fold - patient facing, practice facing and community facing - developing connections between patients, practice staff and local community providers is crucial to the programme.
What we are looking for
If you have a passion for supporting individuals to make sustainable change, have a sound knowledge of the East Lothian area and the social, economic and other factors which may impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, are qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care or Community Development or equivalent then we would love to hear from you.