Social Prescribing Support Officer - East Elmbridge
2 year fixed term contract full time - likely to be extended due to emerging new social prescribing service
Salary: £21,955 – £24,277
Are you committed to supporting people, a well organised person with experience in providing support and empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing and who relishes a challenge?
About the role
This is your opportunity to join our Community Support Services (CSS) team and make a positive contribution to the residents of the borough by taking the lead in the social prescribing service being delivered in east Elmbridge.
You will be directly supporting our residents on a one to one basis, some of whom will be vulnerable, and sign posting them to both council and voluntary services, as well as other relevant support networks. You will be working with people on a range of issues including, low level mental health, debt, poor housing and physical inactivity helping people to work on their wider health and wellbeing.
Working closely with local GP practices in the east of the borough will be key to your role and we will support you to ensure you are fully aware of the services available in Elmbridge. This knowledge will also help you to identify any gaps in the service.
You will also be required to take an enhanced DBS disclosure.
- You are a good listener, have time for people and are committed to supporting individuals to improve their wellbeing.
- You have great interpersonal skills in supporting people.
- You will be comfortable working with GP practices as partners, social care and the voluntary sector.
- You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges.
- You can manage competing priorities and will be able to juggle your responsibilities to our residents as well as to your colleagues.
- You have good experience in MS Office and Excel.
If you believe you have these skills, the required experience and the motivation to succeed in this role, we look forward to hearing from you.
You will be joining a progressive organisation, determined to support its residents in all aspects of their lives. You will find yourself being supported by a dedicated team and committed management group.
See the CSS recruitment document attached for more information on the team.
Please Note: As the recruitment process will be including representatives from Primary Care, in applying for the position you are as a result giving consent to your information being shared with such representatives.
If you would like to chat about this role, please contact Gail McKenzie on 01372 474537
Closing Date: 23 December 2019 at 12:00pm
Interview Date: 03 January 2020