The Scottish Government is promoting social prescribing as a way of reducing or mitigating health inequalities, with a pledge to roll out 250 link workers nationally in the next few years. Social prescribing links people attending GP or other primary care services with local, often non-clinical, community resources.
Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (CSHSCP) has committed to the roll-out of the Community Link worker programme in the Partnership area and are now recruiting two Lead Community Links Workers (CLWs) who will have line management responsibilities for CLWs in Clackmannanshire and Stirling.
CLWs are fully integrated in day-to-day work of GP Practice staff to inform and provide community connections to service users and are supported by CTSI/ SVE. They help people to access the wide range of local support provided by Third Sector organisations, helping them to reconnect and understand how they can improve and sustain their own health and wellbeing.
The Lead CLWs will each manage one of the Partnership areas in either Clackmannanshire or Stirling urban/ rural and be based in a GP practice themselves, acting as a CLW. They will provide leadership and day-to-day management and supervision to a growing team of CLWs and manage a caseload of clients within their GP practice. They will also be responsible for ensuring that information/ recording systems are kept up-to-date to support project development and raise awareness of local issues and that GDPR is implemented.
They will build strong relationships with partners and have a key role in promoting the benefits of the service to clinicians and the public.
Please follow the links below to view the full Job Description and to access the application forms.
Closing date: Thursday 15th December 2022, with interviews being held on 10th January 2023.