Community Connector - HALE Project
The Social Prescribing approach recognises that people’s health is affected by a range of social, economic and environmental factors and that linking people in with their community is highly effective in reducing health inequalities and increasing resilience.
A Community Connector provides short term interventions for individuals for a variety of reasons such as isolation, those experiencing low level mental health problems or who have had a sudden crisis in their lives which results in their needing support to access community service or activities.
You will work closely with GP Practices and health professionals taking referrals and ensuring a joined up approach to health and social care!
£22,183 pro rata per annum
Employer name & location
HALE Project, 1 Westgate, Shipley, BD18 3QX
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time
Part-time - 16 hours per week
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications
1 x Post
Closing date for completed applications;
5pm Sunday 16 May 2021
Duration – Perm / temp
Contract dependent of funding
Essential and desirable skills
- The ability to maintain an active caseload and keep accurate records
- The ability to collect primary data for monitoring purposes
- Good organisational, written and IT skills, such as word processing and maintaining databases.
- Ability to communicate with a wide range of stake holders, including good social interaction and listening skills
- To be able to work independently and part of team
- To have an understanding of mild to moderate mental health problems
- Good knowledge of information governance and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times, within any statutory guidance on safeguarding
- Ability to liaise with health, social care professionals and VCS organisations in a confident, constructive and productive way
- Be able to show initiative in finding out about a range of existing activities/ centres including volunteering and training for clients.
- The ability to motivate, encouraging and supporting people to engage in community activities
- To have own transport
- To be sensitive to the needs of individuals that are perceived as hard to reach
- The ability to speak fluent English plus, the ability to speak another languages such as Arabic, Polish, Slovakian, Urdu, Punjabi. This is key component of our work but good candidates without languages will not be excluded.
- To be non-judgmental and to take a positive approach to all people
- To be honest and have integrity
- To have experience of delivering health promotion or self-care awareness
- To have behaviour change training such as making every contact count or motivational interviewing
- To have advocacy skills and work proactively to support vulnerable service users
- To have basic first aid/ life support skills
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