Community Links Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,341 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 6th December 2020


  • Advertised from 12th November 2020
  • 1 x 30 hpw, 1 x 22.5hpw
  • REQ00366

Role

You will be based in a GP practice within Prestonpans or Port Seton, providing a specialist, person centred service to people who have health, social care or wellbeing needs within that geographical area.

The aim of the Link Worker is to support people to identify barriers to their overall wellbeing and link them with the appropriate tools, community support or agency to overcome these. This will be delivered using a Social Prescribing model.

The Link Worker role is three fold - patient facing, practice facing and community facing - developing connections between patients, practice staff and local community providers is crucial to the programme.

What we are looking for

If you have a passion for supporting individuals to make sustainable change, have a sound knowledge of the East Lothian area and the social, economic and other factors which may impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, are qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Services and Health Care or Community Development or equivalent then we would love to hear from you.

Further information about this job

This is a fixed term position for 12 months with the possibility of a further 12 month extension. There are two posts one 30 hours, the other 22.5 hours per week. Core hours of work will be Mon-Friday 9am -5pm.

This is a fixed term position for 12 months with the possibility of a further 12 month extension. There are two posts one 30 hours, the other 22.5 hours per week. Core hours of work will be Mon-Friday 9am -5pm.

Interviews are planned to be held online via Google Meet , date and times to be confirmed.

If you have any queries regarding this post please email workwithus@wearewithyou.org.uk quoting the job reference number.

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Application notes

Closing date: 6th December

If you have any queries regarding this post please email workwithus@wearewithyou.org.uk quoting the job reference number.

Please note that all applications must be made via the We Are With You website, CVs will not be accepted. Our Job reference number is REQ00366 and the link to the role is here

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.

With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment may be completed remotely where necessary to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK. All applicants will need to provide evidence of this before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. For more details or to discuss further please email workwithus@wearewithyou.org.uk.