Social Prescribing Link Worker Based at the Town Hall, Epsom £21,378 pa – £24,745 pa 36 hours per week
We are looking for a committed and friendly individual to join the Community Development Team to support and lead on the delivery of Social Prescribing for GP surgeries in Epsom
Social Prescribing involves signposting residents to social, recreational, and non-medical support within the community which may help them to improve their health and wellbeing. The role will cover residents who are referred by their GP. You will be required to meet with residents for one-to-one appointments to discuss local sources of support that may benefit them.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and delivery of the service, from receiving referrals, carrying out appointments, follow up assessments and completing all administration and monitoring. You will also be working closely with local GP Surgeries.
To be successful in this role you will need to have a support or advice background and have an understanding of the needs relating to social isolation, low mood, physical activity general health and wellbeing. You will be organised, able to work independently and manage your time well to ensure you are able to meet challenging workloads. You will need to be confident using computers and in completing notes and spreadsheets to manage the coordination of the service.
You should be flexible to work variable hours to ensure delivery of the service.
The role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
If you would like to make a positive impact within the community then this role may be for you.
Entitlement to join the LG pension scheme
Non-contributory life assurance
Discounted use of the Rainbow Leisure Centre
For further details please contact Rachel Kundasamy on 01372 732168.
Closing date: 4 January 2022
Interviews: 13 & 14 January 2022
Diversity statement At Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, we are passionate about maintaining an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of our community particularly from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, or disability – can thrive and succeed whilst working with us.