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Community Links Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,032 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 23rd January 2022


  • Advertised from 12th January 2022
  • Contractual hours 18.75
  • REQ00992

Role

We are looking for a Community Links Worker to join our Argyll and Bute Community Link Worker Service to be based in Lochgilphead with monthly travel to Islay.

Our Community Link Workers are based in a GP practice and provide a combination of 1:1 and small group support to help people improve their health and wellbeing.

The Community Link Worker 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, loneliness, disability, long term conditions, bereavement, poverty, relationship difficulties, experience of trauma, housing problems and parenting challenges to name just some.

Community Link Workers offer interventions to support and motivate people to improve their health and wellbeing; and link them with the right tools, community support and services. This is done using face to face, online, telephone and community appointments.

Community Link Workers build up great connections and local presence in the community so as to strengthen the connection between the GP Practice and the community.

It is an excellent 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, feel well supported and see a real impact of their work.

We Are With You have been providing support services in Argyll and Bute since 2015, and we have strong connections and presence across the whole region.

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 and working on action plans?

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 health inequalities?

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

This job is subject to a PVG check.

The hours for this post are 18.75 per week to be worked over 2 weeks as follows:

Week 1: 15 hours (2 days) in Lochgilphead

Week 2: 22.5 hours worked as 2 days in Lochgilphead and the third day worked one week from home and the one week in the Isle of Islay (including an overnight stay)

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

If you would like more information about this opportunity and the different posts available please email argyllandbutecommunitylinks@wearewithyou.org.uk and we will arrange a call.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Application closing date: 23/01/2022

Interviews are planned to take place 2nd and 3rd February 2022.

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.