Vacancy Reference No : CBS91

Hours : Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Job share will be considered (please state desired hours on application form)

Salary : £22,000 - £27,000 per annum + benefits

Our team based in Cheltenham, is expanding into new and exciting areas and we have a new opportunity that might be suited to you.

The role of a Social Prescribing Link Worker for Children & Young People is to provide a diverse range of interventions to children, young people and families who are referred to the service through GP Practices. The post holder will empower children and young people to focus on ‘what matters to me’ and co-produce bespoke strength-based support plans that will improve their health and wellbeing outcomes.

Social Prescribing empowers individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. You will work as part of the Cheltenham Central Primary Care Network.

Duties include:                                                                                                                                         

Taking referrals from health care professionals and staff within Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and referrals from a wide range of agencies, working with GP practices, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, allied health professionals, fire service, police, job centres, social care services, housing associations, and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

Working with vulnerable children, young people and families, within communities, to establish needs based on a whole family assessment and contribute to forming a robust action plan agreed with the family and other key agencies.

Assisting children, young people and families to take decisions on what type of support they require that best meets their health and wellbeing needs. This will involve using a range of behavioural change techniques such as; motivational interviewing, health coaching and strengths-based approaches to determine their skills, interests and motivation.

Co-producing and implementing strength-based Personal Development Plans & Family Plans based on the their priorities, interests, values and motivations – including what they can expect from the groups, activities and services they are being connected to and what the they can do for themselves to improve their health and wellbeing.

Providing a range of family support interventions that support the agreed outcomes such as parenting skills, behavioural, anger management and social isolation.

Deadline date for applications : 15 July, 2020

Interviews to be held : 20 July, 2020

Job Description

In line with CCP's safe recruitment policy, appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.

Application forms are available to download from the links below. Forms can be returned by post to CCP Support Services, 340 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JF, or by email to the address shown on the application form.

Application Forms HERE

Our commitment to you:

As one of only 2% of UK employers to have achieved the coveted Investors in People Gold (6th Generation) accreditation, we offer our people:

  • 25 days leave per year as well as Bank Holidays, rising by one day per year for every year of service (capped at 30) 
  • Perkbox membership entitling you to a range of discounts on shopping, retail and leisure purchases amounting to savings of more than £800 per person per year on average *
  • Cash-back health plan, giving you money back on day-to-day healthcare like dental and optical care, prescriptions and GP appointments *
  • Yearly Away Days, monthly ‘Hub’ lunch socials, keeping you connected to the heart of the organisation, consulting you about key decisions
  • Monthly support and supervision, supporting your wellbeing and development
  • Bespoke training package to help you map your own career – train to be a CCP leader of the future, or a subject matter expert in a field of your choice 
  • Contributory pension scheme

*Subject to successful completion of your probationary period