Social Prescribing Support Practitioners

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
04/12/2020 12:00
£24,491 - £25,481 per annum
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Employment Location:
Redcar & Cleveland, Belmont House, Guisborough
Closing date:
4 Dec
Further Information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.”

The Adults & Communities Directorate consists of three strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, and Public Health. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life and prosperity. As a directorate, we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

We are looking to recruit Social Prescribing Support Practitioners to support patients across two Primary Care Network areas in Redcar and Cleveland. There are six full-time permanent positions and an additional two, one year fixed term contracts.

This is an exciting new role and we are looking for enthusiastic, innovative, flexible and highly motivated people to help strengthen, develop, and work within our local general practices by delivering high-quality person centred support.

Applicants must have relevant personal or professional experience of working with vulnerable adults in social care, health, education, or voluntary and community sector. You must be able to demonstrate a robust knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and boundaries in all aspects of your work.

For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Thomas on 07557481103.

The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.