Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,197 – £25,654
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th June 2019


  • Advertised from 31st May 2019
  • Salary depending on experience/qualifications, Full & Part time hours available (Pro rata based on FTE 37.5 hours)
  • N738

Role

In this exciting new role you will support local people to connect with their community and overcome life’s challenges. Link Practitioners are based in GP practices across Aberdeen City. We work with local communities and colleagues both within and beyond the practice to support people to live better and have healthier lives.

Aberdeen Links aims to reduce pressures on mainstream primary and community care services by meeting a need for joined up support across the Health and Social Care Partnership.

As a Link Practitioner embedded in the community, local GP practices and the Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership locality you will :

· support people with issues they are experiencing, to identify and manage issues and barriers that affect their ability to live well and help them to talk about what really matters to them,

· offer non-clinical support to people, enabling them to set their own personal goals, and with your knowledge of what is happening in the local area, and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships help people access all their local community has to offer.

· improve people’s health, wellbeing and personal resilience by supporting them to link more closely with opportunities in their community.

We are looking for talented and highly experienced people who are passionate about a person centred approach to supporting people to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their health and wellbeing.

You will be experienced in working with adults with a wide range of additional support needs, with exceptional communication skills and be able to effectively manage your own case load. You’ll also need to be flexible in responding to the demands of the service and ensure at all times that your practice and work is of the highest quality.

For more information about these vacancies, please contact us at aberdeenlinks@samh.org.uk.

Application notes

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form. We are happy to talk about flexible working for this post.

Closing date for all applications is 9.00 am, 28th June 2019.

Interviews will be held w/c 8th July 2019.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.