We’re now looking for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join us on a full-time, fixed-term contract until the 31st March 2022 (which has the potential to extend subject to funding).

The Benefits

- Salary of £21,000 per annum
- Employer’s contribution pension scheme
- NHS Top-Up Healthcare plan membership for all staff
- Joining an organisation that is empowering Communities in Cornwall
- Welcoming and engaging work environment

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone with experience of working with young people and their families to help us support and challenge people to make positive changes in their lives so they can achieve their potential.

You will be at the heart of the action, working in a front-line position and ensuring that the people we work with are enabled to grow, develop and flourish within their communities.

So, if you are eager to make a difference and take on a new, rewarding role, we want to hear from you.

Your Role

As a Social Prescribing Link Worker, you will be tasked with guiding and supporting young people in Cornwall on their journey to wellness, social inclusion, learning or work.

With a focus on those aged between 11 and 25 and their families, you will manage a caseload that has been referred to you by health professionals and will help them to overcome barriers to achieving their goals.

You will support programme participants to take positive action, using an individual-centred approach and taking what matters to them into consideration.

Your role will also involve:

- Working directly with participants in both group and 1-2-1 settings
- Providing advice and guidance in an inclusive way
- Liaising with referring agencies to obtain appropriate and relevant information
- Building relationships with local specialist project partners
- Working with safeguarding teams at GP surgeries, schools, CN4C and other relevant agencies

About You

To be considered as a Social Prescribing Link Worker, you will need:

- At least one year’s experience in a similar role, working in a people-centred environment
- Experience of working with young people aged 11-25 and their families
- An understanding of how to overcome the barriers for people from disadvantaged communities and for people facing multiple and complex needs
- The ability to manage a caseload
- An understanding of working with people through traumatic events
- Good IT skills and proficiency in MS Office
- At a minimum, Level 2 English and Maths qualifications, or the ability to demonstrate literacy and numeracy and a willingness to work towards a Level 2 qualification
- A Level 2 qualification or above in Information, Advice and Guidance, Mentoring or Coaching, or equivalent experience
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

A track record of working in partnership with voluntary and statutory organisations would be beneficial to your application, as would a safeguarding qualification at Level 2 or above.

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