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Social Prescribing Link Worker (adults 18+)
Social Prescribing Sutton/Age UK Sutton

Job Description

We are looking for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our team; working with adults in Sutton and supporting them to find lasting solutions to social issues and personal challenges.

Social Prescribing offers patients attending Primary Care (e.g. their GP) the space and time to look at non health-related issues, get personalised support to set goals, have opportunities to connect with local services, and help improve their quality of life. You will be linking patients with relevant activities, services, and support in the community, helping them access longer term assistance where needed, and enabling them to move forward.

This service is based at Age UK Sutton as we are the lead contract holder, but is for adults of all ages. 

You will have some experience in a relevant role, and understand the way health and social needs can interact.  Good communication, research, and record keeping skills are essential. You will have access to training, clinical supervision, and regular support meetings with your peers in the service including GPs and other Link Workers.

How to apply

Candidates should submit a CV, accompanied by a supporting statement detailing how they meet the person specification.Please note that CVs without a statement will not be considered.

Candidates are warmly invited to arrange an informal discussion with the recruiting manager before submitting their application. 

Full details on how to apply and how to arrange an informal discussion can be found in the job pack.

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