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Social Prescribing Link Worker vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Stafford
Gaol Road
ST16 3AW
Contract type:
Fixed Term Contract
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 23:59
£33,000 / Year

Are you an experienced Social Prescribing Link Worker looking for a new challenge?

This is an exciting opportunity to join Practice Plus Group translate Social Prescribing into Health in Justice.

We are delivering a short term project in three Staffordshire Prisons to pilot Social Prescribing. The project will align with community equivalent programmes, deliver a range of improved outcomes for patients, and demonstrate the value of Social Prescribing within secure settings so that other prisons can implement similar models.

We are looking for a start date ideally in November / December 2020 (dependent upon successful vetting) and anticipate this initial innovation project to last 15 months allowing for an initial 3 month period to conduct research, training and stakeholder engagement, followed by a 12 month period of service delivery at each of the three sites, HMP Stafford (Stafford), HMP Drake Hall (Eccleshall) and HMP YOI Swinfen Hall (Lichfield). We are flexible on which site will be your base site, you will be required to travel between all three sites regularly.

What will you be doing?

As the Link Worker, you will coordinate all activities across sites, interview and assess patients who are referred to the Social Prescribing programme, complete Wellbeing Wheel assessments before and after the interventions and support the Project Manager deliver the overall aims and objectives of the project.

What will you bring?

The successful candidate will be expected to have a broad understanding of trauma and its impact on patients. You will be a solution focused and compassionate practitioner proficient in meeting deadlines, confident in IT and have an uncompromised commitment to improving patient outcomes.

Due to the regular travel required you would need to have a driving licence and own your own car to be able to commute without limitations.

Want to know more about Practice Plus Group Health in Justice?

Practice Plus Group are Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this role is up to £33, 000 per annum – dependent on experience
Practice Plus Group benefits include training & development opportunities, company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, cycle to work scheme and free onsite parking.

We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education.

More information

This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week across 5 days (Monday – Friday office hours). Due to the regular travel required you would need to be able to drive and own your own car to be able to commute without limitations.

The job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms and Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting (arranged locally by the prison).

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

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