Social Prescribing Link Worker

Company : Provide CIC

Job Location : Earls Colne, UK

Posted on : Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:55:08 GMT

Job Description :

Why work for Provide?

Provide is a Community Interest Company (social enterprise). We deliver a broad range of health and social care services in the community, and are committed to making sure that they are safe, responsive and of high quality.

It is not only individuals who benefit from our work, the whole community benefits too. Provide is owned by its employees and has primarily social objectives. Any profits we make are reinvested into the local community or back into delivering services. They do not go to shareholders or owners. Since 2012, Provide has reinvested more than £1.8 million to the local community.

Provide is a highly respected, award winning health and social care provider.

About Provide

We work from a variety of community settings, such as three community hospitals, community clinics, schools, nursing homes and primary care settings, as well as within peoples’ homes to provide over 40 services to children, families and adults.

We provide services across Essex and in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough), Suffolk and Norfolk as well as two London boroughs, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. We have an income of approximately £67 million and employ over 1,050 people and serve communities with a total population of more than 1.9 million people.

Our vision is to provide a range of outstanding services that care, nurture and empower individuals and communities to live better lives. Our values: Care, Innovation and Compassion with Fun

What we arelooking for:

  • To support the PCN with pro-actively assess the needs of their population and identify patients who would benefit from social prescribing support - E.g. carers, people recently bereaved, people with unhealthy lifestyle choices and those suffering with loneliness and isolation.
  • To provide personalised, practical support to patients, their families and carers enabling them to make decisions that will improve their health and well-being outcomes and to increase their independent living and support by connecting them to community initiatives for sustainability.
  • Take a holistic approach, based on the person’s priorities and the wider determinants of health using coaching techniques and a develop trusting relationships by giving people time and focus on ‘what matters to me’ and co-produce a personalised care and support plan.
  • The role will require managing and prioritising your own caseload in accordance with the needs, priorities and support required by individuals on the caseload. It is therefore vital that the Social Prescriber has a strong awareness and understanding of when it is appropriate or necessary to refer people on to other health professionals/agencies, when the person’s needs are beyond the scope of the role – e.g. when there is a mental health need requiring a qualified practitioner.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, colleagues, local partners and community groups to contribute towards supporting local resources for sustainability and to help ensure that community assets are nurtured.
  • Recognise and remedy gaps in provision by sharing intelligence, regarding shortfalls or problems in local provision, with commissioners and local authorities.

About the service:-

Provide’s Essex Lifestyle Service aims to empower the people of Essex to make healthy lifestyle choices, and live healthier lives. The service works with clients to discuss needs and then offer up to date and evidence-based help and support, to enable long-term positive changes to lifestyles. We offer Stop Smoking support, guidance on diet and exercise and help to improve self-esteem. We also offer classes to support people suffering from Long Term Conditions in Mid Essex. In addition to the services we provide, we are able to signpost people to appropriate support provided by partner organisations.

What we offer in return:-

  • Working in integrated teams led by supportive team leads.
  • Induction package
  • Personal Development


How we will contact you?

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Closing Date?

Provide reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time or bring forward the closing date should it have an overwhelming response. We therefore encourage an early application to ensure consideration for this post.

Anti Fraud - Our staff have been trained in 'Anti-Fraud' and will use technology to examine identity/immigration documents.

Disability? -If you have a disability and need assistance or more time to complete your application or attending interview, please contact a member of the HR Recruitment Team on 01206 587233 or

Work Trials? - please check with your local Job Centre Plus to see if you are eligible for a Work Trial. If you are interested in trying this job first, please contact the HR Recruitment team and we can help you make the arrangements with the Job Centre and the Recruiting Manager.

We are committed to equal opportunities, flexible working practices and the National Living Wage.

Sucessful Applicant:

You will be required to bring all your documentation to your interview to the recuiting manager and again at your pre-employment appointment to Human Resources Department.

The information that you provide will be treated confidentially. If you fail to provide all of the information, Provide may not be able to fulfill our contractual obligations to you or may be prevented from complying with our legal obligations.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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