Thistle are looking to recruit an ICJ practitioner to join the Wellbeing Team on a 3.5 year fixed term period (up to
end April 2025)
- Are you a health and social care practitioner with proven experience of supporting vulnerable people to explore
managing health, wellbeing and difficult life situations?
- Do you believe people are experts in their own
lives and with the right support people can tap into their own strengths and resilience to improve their
- Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting with vulnerable people presenting
with potentially high levels of distress?
Based within Thistle’s Wellbeing Team that serves people living in Midlothian, the Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will
support people’s non-clinical needs following a cancer diagnosis, as part of a new Lothian-wide service called
‘Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ), funded by Macmillan Cancer Support. The Macmillan ICJ Practitioner will
help to promote self-management and address people’s holistic needs during and after cancer treatment and work
across organisational boundaries with partners to ensure the best possible outcomes for people affected by
The post holder will:
- Provide self-management support to people affected by cancer, including family and carers.
- Carry out an
initial Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA).
- The HNA will help the post holder to negotiate and agree with
the person their personal outcomes (PO) and a Care and Support plan (CSP)
- The CSP will include actions
the person is confident to do themselves alongside additional supports such as ongoing referrals, signposting to
information, advice and supports including Welfare Benefits, local physical activity programmes and access to
Thistle’s 1-1 and group based self-management support.
- The holistic needs assessment (HNA) will be
continually monitored and reviewed to ensure the best outcomes for each individual are achieved
their competence and practice to support people to achieve their personal outcomes using person centred,
solution focused and collaborative strengths based approaches.
- Support the eventual integration of HNA
into the wellbeing service by sharing the approach across the wellbeing team.
Work normally takes place on the premises of community-based partner organisations, but at the current time, is most
likely to be required to work virtually, e.g. from home where the use of telephone and on-line remote platforms
including NHS Near Me options may constitute a significant portion of the working day.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sun 31st Oct 2021.
Stage 1 of the recruitment process will take place online on Mon 8th Nov 2021.
Stage 2 will take place at Thistle hub on Fri 12th Nov 2021.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted as an application.
*This role can be combined with our Health & Wellbeing Practitioner vacancy for a total of 39 hours per