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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Community Link Worker

Job Reference: 810-CH3327

City Health Care Partnership CIC
810 PC - NEXUS PCN - 744155
Marfleet Lane Practice, Hull
£21,892 to £24,157 pa/pr

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC) is an independent, co-owned “for better profit” and co-owned Community Interest Company providing high quality local health and care services in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Knowsley, Wigan and St Helens.

Our vision is to lead and inspire through excellence, compassion and expertise in all that we do and we are looking for exceptional people to work with us to provide the highest possible care to the people who use our services.

We deliver over 50 diverse services in community settings, helping to minimise the need for acute care in hospital. We employ around 2,400 people, which means we have lots of opportunities for progression and development; we recognise enthusiasm, innovation and dedication and are keen to give colleagues with these qualities a chance to shine.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality patient care and our core values of service and excellence, equality and diversity, creativity and innovation and co-operation and partnership help us to do this. We want people who join CHCP CIC to share these values, which are firmly rooted in our culture along with the seven Cs of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, commitment and candour.

As an inclusive and engaged employer we have well established staff network forums providing an excellent opportunity for staff from under-represented groups to be involved in discussion and decision making, encouraging a diverse workforce.

Our organisation is positive about employing people with disabilities. Let us know if you need any extra support

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1 x 37.5 hours per week

1 X 18.75 hours per week

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Community Link Worker to join our Health and Wellbeing Team within primary care, covering a group of GP practices as part of the wider Nexus PCN.

The post advertised will deliver a high standard of patient care, working as a Community Link Worker in general practice. The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with team members to meet the needs of the patients across the Nexus PCN.

Social prescribing is a way of linking people to sources of support within the community. It provides health and social care professionals with non-medical / non-service focused options that can operate alongside existing treatments or care packages to improve health and wellbeing. Our aim is to support local people to live well and stay well, promote healthy lifestyles and provide opportunities for socialisation, skill sharing, health education and emotional support.

Main duties of the job

As a Community Link Worker you will provide a central point of contact for patients in Primary Care, linking them with sources of support within local communities by developing robust processes and pathways for social prescribing as described as a key objective in the NHS 10 year plan.

This is an innovative role designed to work in an outcome focused way to improve the quality of life, and health and wellbeing of local patients, by recognising that this can be affected by a wide range of social, economic and environmental factors. The post holder will support patients and their carers to achieve their personal aspirations and participate in their local and wider communities, enhancing effective personal support networks, and enabling individuals to maintain healthy lifestyles. The post holder will be expected to provide regular signposting and referrals to other services and outside agencies as part of their role, utilising key elements of the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) National agenda.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring accurate and up to date data is added to our computerised systems (SystmOne, Excel and other databases as required). You will have an excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages and be confident to use these on a daily basis, therefore good keyboard skills are essential.

You will need to have an understanding of confidentiality and data protection which is imperative. The ability to prioritise your own workload and be systematic is essential. You must have a flexible approach to work, in order to deal with set deadlines and varying workloads. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail is paramount. In addition to IT experience, there is a need for excellent customer service and good communication skills as well as a confident telephone manner. You will be working at various GP practices across the Nexus PCN, so the ability to travel around Hull is essential.

Provisional interview dates: 21st and 22nd December.

CHCP CIC is positive about receiving applications from people with personal experience of mental illness and has mechanisms in place to support and guide potential job applicants. Please see ‘Positive Assets’ link below for more information.

If this role requires the successful candidate to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check, this check will form part of the recruitment process and the cost of the check will be recovered from the successful candidate upon commencement of the employment/new role. Please note that this check will be charged to you in four monthly instalments when you commence employment/start your new role with City Health Care Partnership CIC.

CHCP CIC employees have access to an excellent range of benefits; for further information, please click on the ‘staff benefits’ link.

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