Job Vacancy – Health Link Worker (closing date 31st Oct 2016)

20 Oct

Health Link Worker – 29.6 hours per week

£19,190 pa (pro rata) plus pension contribution,

Fixed term until end September 2018

 An exciting new opportunity has opened in our health team.  Based at the Zest Centre, the post-holder will work with local GP practices and other organisations to identify and engage patients who would benefit from community-based support, especially those at risk of declining health and wellbeing and carers.

You will assess all social prescribing referrals and carry out triage screening to identify the right support for each patient.

We are looking for a highly motivated, well-organised individual to develop our social prescribing service.  You must be able to use behaviour change methods to support and motivate individuals to make healthy lifestyle changes.

A flexible approach is essential as the post may involve some evening and weekend work.

Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures is desirable (training will be given) and undertaking a DBS check is essential.

We offer 25 days holiday rising to 30 (pro-rata), plus 8 statutory days paid holiday (pro rata), a pension scheme and other benefits, including subsidised gym membership.

To apply visit www.zestcommunity.co.uk, then click the Working for Us tab at the very top of the page to download an application pack.   Completed application forms must be returned to karen.purnell@zestcommunity.co.uk

Job description: health-link-worker-jd-oct-2016v1

Closing date: Monday 31st October 2016 at 5pm

Interviews will take place the week beginning 7th November.

ZEST is working towards best-practice in equality of opportunity.

 

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