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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2021.

Social Prescriber

Job Reference: J377-A-21-1866

Primary Care Careers
Chelmer PCN

About the Role   We have an exciting, new opportunity for a Social Prescriber to join our practice team.   Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and well-being through referral to non-medical ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.   The main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Receiving and managing all referrals from multi-agencies and providing personalised support to vulnerable individuals;
  • Working in partnership with the practice team, supporting patients and promoting positive lifestyle changes, preventing ill-health by means of behavioural change techniques;
  • Completing holistic care planning assessments, analysing how needs can be met by services and other opportunities available in the community;
  • Providing information and advice about a wide range of services to promote health and well-being and maintain independence within communities;
  • Forging strong links with local VCSE organisations, community and neighbourhood level groups;
  • Contributing to reducing demand on statutory services, hospital admissions and to combat unnecessary GP appointments;
  • Working with patients in the practice or with patients in their own homes, providing personalised person centered support.


About the Candidate   If you are a local community champion / social prescriber and want a new and exciting change in career, then we would love to hear from you.   You will need to have the following skills :
  • You will have experience of working within healthcare or the voluntary / community sector, supporting vulnerable groups;
  • Ideally you will have a Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification;
  • You will have strong listening and communication skills;
  • You will be familiar on local resources and services and how to access them;
  • You will be motivated by helping people, with care and empathy;
  • In delivering person-centered support in a non-judgmental way;
  • Experience of completing holistic person centered care planning assessments;
  • Understanding of the needs of small volunteer-led community groups and ability to support their development;
  • Commitment to collaborative working with all local agencies;
  • Experience and confident in the delivery of lifestyle change interventions.


About Us

We formed our Primary Care Network, to work together to enable us to operate more efficiently and ensure that a greater proportion of our resource is focused on clinical care and improved access. Our PCN covers 4 practices across Mid Essex with 38,129 patients. We use SystmOne clinical system across our practices.

Supporting your work life balance and professional development is important to us, so we will be happy to discuss any requirements for flexible working and offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Supportive and friendly environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Peer support
  • CPD Support with training and development
  • Free Onsite Car Parking
  • NHS Pension

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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