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Community Links Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,032 pro-rata
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 30th November 2021


  • Advertised from 16th November 2021
  • 22.5 hours per week. Permanent
  • REQ00914/RENFREW

Role

We Are With You are offering the exciting opportunity to join our award winning Community Link Worker team in Renfrewshire, take a closer look!

You will be based in a GP Practice or Practices providing a combination of 1:1 and small group support to people referred to you by the Practice team. The role is a ‘generalist’ role; meaning that you will see people facing all kinds of health and wellbeing challenges; including low level mental health difficulties, disability, long term conditions, bereavement, poverty, relationship difficulties, experience of trauma, housing problems, parenting challenges to name just some.

Your remit is to offer evidence based interventions to motivate people and to link them with the right tools, community support or services to improve their wellbeing. This is done using face to face, online and telephone work.

Community Link Workers build up great connections and local presence; so as to strengthen the connection between the GP Practice and the community. Community Link Workers also have a role in supporting the GP Practice to look at wellbeing for the Practice.

If it sounds like a busy, interesting and challenging job, that’s because it is!

It is a great time to join our organisation as a Community Link Worker; we provide Community Link Worker services in four different locations in Scotland; and have a really strong focus on a positive team culture and learning. Our staff team report really high levels of job satisfaction, feeling well supported and that they can see a real impact of their work.

What we’re looking for

Do you have a real passion for helping people improve their health and wellbeing?

Are you good at coming up with ideas, brave enough to try them out and focused enough to make them happen?

Do you naturally collect information and make good connections with people?

Are you comfortable using digital communications or at least willing to learn?

Can you keep yourself well organised and work to a service model?

Do you have insight into how living in a deprived community impacts on health?

Are you qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care or Community Development or equivalent?

If you are a yes to the above then we would love to hear from you.

Further information about this job

This job is subject to a PVG check.

Core hours of work will be Mon-Friday 9am -5pm, with very occasional evening and/ or weekend work.

This is a permanent part time post for 22.5 hours per week.

If you have any queries regarding these posts then please email leon.pepper@wearewithyou.org.uk

Please note that all applications must be made via the We Are With You website, CVs will not be accepted.

For further details about working with us click here.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Application closing date: 30/11/2021

Interviews are planned to be held on Thursday 9th December 2021 via Googlemeet.