Primary Care Network – LINK WORKER Salary: This role is on a salary scale of £21,410 to £24,967 per annum for working full-time 37.5 hours per week, where incremental points are awarded annually upon length of service. The starting salary for this role is £21,410 per annum for working full-time 37.5 hours per week. Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week Location: Poole Central with home working Term: Permanent Closing date: Sunday 7th August 2022 Interview date: Week commencing Monday 15th August Do you have experience providing information, support and empowering people to take control of their health and wellbeing? As the Primary Care Network Link Worker, you will be the key person responsible for triaging, managing capacity and engaging the appropriate person or organisation to provide support for the clients within Primary Care Network GP surgeries. You will be working within our primary care network multi-disciplinary healthcare team, providing 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to you by team members and local agencies. You will build trusting relationships with people at all levels, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to community groups and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and services as well as work with partners to provide support to organisations involved in social prescribing. You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges as well as have great interpersonal skills and ability to support people, community groups and local organisations. This post is exclusive to one Primary Care Network. The postholder will work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a varied, and sometimes challenging environment is essential. The successful candidate will work alongside health & wellbeing coaches and care coordinators to provide an all-encompassing approach to personalised care and enable people to work out how best to use the health and care system. An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) police record check in relation to vulnerable adults (previously known as CRB check) is required for this role. Ability to travel across Dorset (and occasionally to other areas of the business), driving licence and use of own vehicle is required for this role. For the purpose of expenses, the place of work for this role is East Dorset with home working. This means that the successful candidate will be able to claim back the cost of all work-related travel within the area of East Dorset. Any travel from outside this area until the boundary of East Dorset is reached cannot be claimed. For an application pack, please download it from our website https://www.helpandcare.org.uk/work-with-us/vacancies/. For more information, call us on 0300 111 3303.