Vacancy: ConnectWELL Link Worker

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join ConnectWELL’s award winning Social Prescribing programme.

Salary:               NHS Band 5 (from £24,214 dependent upon experience)
Hours:                Up to 37 hours per week
Closing date:     Tuesday, 20th August 2019 at 9.00am
Interview date:   w/c Monday, 26th August 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join ConnectWELL’s award winning Social Prescribing programme. The Rugby Primary Care Network and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action are working together to extend social prescribing provision for patients in the local area. They are looking for a proactive and committed individual to join the small and friendly ConnectWELL Team.

This is a great opportunity to join the fast expanding Social Prescribing sector with the government announcing funding for an England wide expansion of Social Prescribing by 2021.

ConnectWELL is a free service to help people improve their general health and wellbeing their way. It uses non-medical sources of community support, ConnectWELL offers the chance to find out about activities that can improve health and wellbeing, including: advice and information services, community groups, leisure activities, lunch clubs, self-help groups, specialist interest groups, sporting activities, and lots more.

Main duties will include developing relationships in the health and social care sector, referring individuals to voluntary and community opportunities, and recruiting and supporting volunteers with high quality experiences.

Excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team are essential for this role.

To apply for this role you are required to hold a driving licence and have use of a car for work purposes.

If you think you fit the brief for this exciting role, please view the job opportunity below and apply as per the guidance. No CVs please.

This post will involve contact with vulnerable adults and is therefore exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all convictions, spent or unspent must be declared and a DBS check will be undertaken.

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