Community Links Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,340 pro-rata
  • North Berwick & Gullane area of East Lothian
  • Closing 19th January 2021


  • Advertised from 5th January 2021
  • 15 hours per week. This is a fixed term position for 12 months with the possibility of a further 12 month extension.
  • REQ00425

Role

This role will be in the North Berwick & Gullane area of East Lothian. Based in GP practices, you will be providing a specialist, person centred service to people who have health, social care or wellbeing needs within that geographical area.

The aim of the Community Links 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.

This is a part time position for 15 hours per week. Hours will be in line with GP practice hours.

The salary will be £22,340 per annum (pro rata if part time).

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.

Application notes

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 REQ00425

Please note you will need to apply via our website here

About We Are With You

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need.

We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy,

making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.