Organisation: Nova Wakefield District Limited
Hours: Full time 37.5 per week
Salary: £22,795 per annum
Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 17 September 2020
Link to job vacancy details and recruitment pack: https://bit.ly/2YD14iD
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within an established service which supports adults aged 18+ to improve their health and wellbeing.
The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a direction for the NHS in England over the next 10 years. A cornerstone of the plan is to give people greater control over their own health, and this includes plans to roll out social prescribing. This commitment creates an exciting opportunity to build on the good practice and success of the Live Well Wakefield service, our existing local social prescription service.
You will work closely with a primary care network consisting of multiple surgeries, to empower their patients to access non-medical solutions to address their needs; in turn working to reduce attendances to general practice, hospital admissions and providing an alternative to medication. You will be responsible for fostering and maintaining a working relationship with multiple surgeries to engage clinicians and practice staff with the vision of social prescribing and encourage referrals into the Live Well Wakefield service.
You will work alongside a highly skilled and motivated team, delivering a well-respected, high quality and personalised referral based service across the Wakefield District which supports health, wellbeing and independence. You will manage a large caseload of clients, often with multiple challenging and complex needs, therefore a high level of personal resilience is required for the role.
You will have a good understanding of health and social care services and of the community and voluntary sectors. You will understand the influence these services can have on improving a client’s health and wellbeing and possess the skills to create rapport, influence positively and support clients to identify and achieve personal goals.
You will be educated to degree level or have at least 2 years’ experience working in a health and or social care role.
You will work closely with a wide range of health, social care and voluntary and community sector organisations, clients, families and other health professionals across the Wakefield District and therefore will be required to be a confident and natural communicator with excellent organisational skills to coordinate the multiple aspects of this job role.
The post is fixed term until 31 March 2021 with a possible extension of up to 4 years.
Please note this post requires an Enhanced DBS Check to be carried out.
For more information, and to apply, please see the Recruitment Pack at: https://bit.ly/2YD14iD
Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 17 September 2020. We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications.
Interview date: Interviews are currently planned for Monday 5 October 2020.