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Social Prescribing Link Worker

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£25,481 - £30,451
Closing date
31 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care, Housing, Community Services
Contract Type
Full time
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Social Prescribing works with people in a holistic way to help empower them to take better control of their health and well-being. It provides people with the time to talk about ‘what matters to them’, connecting them to community-based activity and statutory services that provide practical and emotional support.

You will work with a wide range of people, their families and carers to help them to take control of their wellbeing, live independently and increase involvement with local communities. You will be required to build trusting relationships, using an asset and strength-based approach and provide personalised support to help people and their families to live well.

You will work closely with the voluntary and community sector to ensure people are able to access provision that meets their needs and help to increase the strengths and capacities of local communities.

You will primarily be working within the Viaduct Primary Care Network which is made up of eight GP practices in Huddersfield.

This opportunity can be done as a secondment. 

Link Worker Day 2021

Closing date  

31 December 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period. Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Job Profile 21.pdf – 216KB 

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