The Community Link Worker programme is funded by EVOC and Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership. The principle aim is to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care.
The Community Link Workers (CLW) will be employed by Community Renewal Trust,
The success of this post is dependent on effective joint work between Community Renewal Trust, Edinburgh Health & Social Care Partnership and EVOC.
The post holder will be supervised by Community Renewal Trust’s Regional Director - East with support from the Community Link Worker Network Area Lead, who will work together to ensure that the post holder is on track to meet outcomes prescribed by the Scottish Government and Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board.
The two CLWs will work across three practices including Muirhouse Medical Practice, Parkgrove Medical Practice and Ladywell Medical Centre East. The CLW will provide a person-centered service that is responsive to the needs and interests of the GP practice population. They will support patients referred by medical practice staff to: Identify issues affecting their ability to live well; Identify personal outcomes and priorities; Provide support to overcome barriers to achieving personal goals; Link people to local and national services and agencies.
The CLW will support the practice team to have increased knowledge and understanding of local and national resources available to their patients. They will also build relationships and processes between the GP practice and community resources, statutory organisations, other health services and voluntary organisations.
Closing date: Monday 4 July (9am)
Interview date: pm on the 12 & 13 July
Application by CV and covering letter to email@example.com