Health & Wellbeing Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £29,206
  • Midlothian GP Practices
  • Closing 3rd August 2021


  • Advertised from 16th July 2021
  • 33 hours per week
  • HWBLP212

Role

Thistle are looking for a Lead Practitioner to support a team of Practitioners located within Midlothian GP practices.

The post is for 33 hours and initially on a fixed term basis until October 2022.

  • Are you a health and social care Practitioner with extensive experience of supporting people to self-manage living with long term physical and mental health conditions?
  • Can you support a team to cope with supporting vulnerable people who experience significant psychosocial barriers and health inequalities
  • Do you believe people have strengths, are resilient and are experts in their own lives?
  • Do you thrive working autonomously in the community setting?
  • Do you have excellent solution focused coaching and group facilitation skills?
  • Do you possess the self-belief and courage to influence change in the world around you?

If you do, then we would like to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner to support one of Thistle’s Midlothian Health and Wellbeing cluster Teams. The post holder will:

  • Support a team of Practitioners to deliver our Midlothian GP contract
  • Deliver holistic one-to-one and group based self-management support to people living with long term health condition(s) across Midlothian
  • Practice persistent engagement to help people who struggle to receive support
  • Support volunteers/paid peer supporters who have lived experience of long-term conditions and are supporting the Health and Wellbeing team.
  • Use a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework to learn and develop practice
  • Develop and maintain links with referrers and services and supports we signpost people

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 midday on Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

  • Stage 1 of the recruitment process will take place online on Tuesday 17th August.
  • Stage 2 will take place at Thistle hub on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th August 2021.
  • Thistle Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check

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