Kerryhead / Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre: Health & Wellbeing Community Referral - Link Worker (Part-Time)

Health & Wellbeing Community Referral - Link Worker

To develop a Social Prescribing Service

Kerryhead /Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre Ltd., Sraid thaidhg, Ballyheigue County Kerry are looking to recruit a part- time health and wellbeing community referral link worker. The post will be hosted and managed by the Kerryhead / Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre. The post holder will also have a reporting relationship to The National Forum of Family Resource Centres. This position is funded by Slaintecare Integration Fund and is part of a pilot scheme.

The overall aim of the position:

The Health and Wellbeing Community Referral Pilot is a partnership initiative which aims to link individuals into activities and supports within their communities to improve their health and wellbeing with an overall aim of self-management.
The role of the link worker is to support the development and delivery of a Social Prescribing Service to local GPS, primary care network staff, and the community and voluntary services across our catchment area. To educate local services on social prescribing through delivering workshops and building strong working relationships. To implement patient referrals from participating GPs and other primary care health professionals, providing holistic assessments, co-designing a social prescription to improve health and well-being outcomes for individuals with a longer term outcome of reducing the number of clinical /medical interventions required.

Hours of work: Part time 20 hour p.w (10 month P/T contract-Pilot Scheme)

Applicants should have:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a related field.
  • A relevant 3rd level qualification or equivalent
  • Experience and knowledge of community based supports.
  • Proven experience of providing one-to-one & group support.
  • Access to own transport and full clean driver licence.
  • Interest in supporting people and in being a part of an exciting pilot

Application Process:

Application is by application form ONLY (CVs and cover letters will NOT be accepted).
Applications must be submitted by post/hand delivered. E-mail will NOT be accepted.
Application form including Job description and person specification available from 0667116961

Closing date: Monday 16th December 2019 @ 12.30pm SHARP.
Late, incomplete and/or eligible applications WILL NOT be accepted.

We anticipate Interviews on Wednesday January 7th 2020.

While the successful candidate may not have taken up position on January 13th, it is essential that they make themselves available for one day of Training on that date. We apologise for the short time frame, this is necessitated to meet funders criteria.


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