Primary Care Link Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,893 – £26,424
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 10th March 2021


  • Advertised from 17th February 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience/qualifications, FT & PT hours may be available
  • Ref: N874

Role

Come and join our Link Practitioner team!

In this exciting role you will support local people to connect with their community and overcome life’s challenges. Link Practitioners are based in GP practices across Aberdeen City. We work with local communities and colleagues both within and beyond the practice to support people to live better and have healthier lives.

Aberdeen Links aims to reduce pressures on mainstream primary and community care services by meeting a need for joined up support across the Health and Social Care Partnership.

As a Link Practitioner embedded in the community, local GP practices and the Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership locality you will:

  • support people with issues they are experiencing, to identify and manage issues and barriers that affect their ability to live well and help them to talk about what really matters to them,
  • offer non-clinical support to people, enabling them to set their own personal goals, and with your knowledge of what is happening in the local area, and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships help people access all their local community has to offer.
  • improve people’s health, wellbeing and personal resilience by supporting them to link more closely with opportunities in their community.

We are looking for talented and highly experienced people who are passionate about a person centred approach to supporting people to make meaningful and lasting improvements to their health and wellbeing.

You will be experienced in working with adults with a wide range of additional support needs, with exceptional communication skills and be able to effectively manage your own case load. Although this is not a mental health specific service, you will understand the varying needs of people with mental health problems and be experienced in providing support that empowers people to progress in their recovery journey, at times of poor mental health, at times of crisis and distress. You’ll also need to be flexible in responding to the demands of the service and ensure at all times that your practice and work is of the highest quality.

This role is predominantly based on regular office hours when working from GP practices, however the Aberdeen Links Service is also available at Police Scotland’s Custody Suite at Kittybrewster and as such, occasional evening, night and weekend working may be required on a rota basis for those Practitioners assigned to the custody suite.

Application notes

For more information about this vacancy, please contact us at aberdeenlinks@samh.org.uk.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.

A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check.

Successful candidates may be required to undertake additional vetting by Police Scotland prior to deployment at custody suite settings. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form. We are happy to talk about flexible working for this post.

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon, Wednesday 10th March 2021.

Interviews will take place w/c 22nd March 2021.

Application forms, job descriptions and guidelines are available to download from our website samh.org.uk.

Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk, no other form of application will be accepted.