Vacancy

PAID ROLE - Community Referrer within Social Prescribing project

 

Hours:

18.5 hours per week covering practices in the REAL local community network. This is a fixed term contract until 26th May 2020 with a possibility to extend.

Location:

You will be working out of the following practices: Coppice and Angmering Medical Centre Fitzalan Medical Group The Park Surgery Westcourt Medical Centre Willow Green Surgery

Salary:

Competitive Salary offered

Closing date:

12 Noon – Wednesday 28th August 2019

Interview date:

2nd September 2019

Job description:

The REAL Social Prescribing pilot is a one-year collaborative project between Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice, Arun Primary Care Group Ltd and the Local Community Networks (LCNs). Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice as a partner of the LCNs will be the employing agency.

Role purpose:

The project will provide a new referral system for GPs and other Healthcare professionals to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of non-clinical services. This is based on the belief that the best way to tackle around 70-80% of health issues lies in non-medical solutions. The Community Referrers will provide individual support for patients referred into the service to access a range of community based non-clinical services. Using behaviour change techniques, they will work with individuals to set goals and priorities which will lead to improvements in their health and wellbeing.

Essential:

  • · Motivational role model for people struggling
  • · Empathetic & Supportive
  • · Be able to assess where a patient might benefit from advice and support
  • · Be understanding toward patients social difficulties
  • · Flexible with hours
  • · Have experience in career support / care work / charity work or work of a similar nature
  • · Have a driving licence and own transport (due to supporting the different medical centres)
  • · Any counselling or behaviour technique experience is advantageous

For general enquiries about the role or for an application pack, please contact Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice Team Leader, Charlie Young, via email: c.young@arunchichestercab.org.uk