An exciting opportunity to work in a small supportive team making a big difference to the lives of people in Reading
Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) is looking to recruit additional Social Prescribing Link Workers to provide social prescribing support for people in South and West Reading.
RVA and Age UK Berkshire have been delivering social prescribing in Reading for more than 4 years. Social prescribing enables people to take action to improve or sustain their quality of life based on what matters to them and their individual strengths. The Social Prescribing Link Workers connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. Read more about the social prescribing service here.
The skill of the Social Prescribing Link Worker is to motivate people to take action to improve their mental/physical health and their lives. The Social Prescribing Link Workers will work as a key part of the primary care team helping to strengthen community and personal resilience and reduce health and wellbeing inequalities by addressing the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing and physical activity (particularly for people with long-term conditions, including support for anxiety, for people who are lonely or isolated, or have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing).
The work location for these roles is varied and subject to Covid-19 – to include rotating between GP surgeries in the neighbourhood (a consulting room will be provided), the RVA office in Reading Central Library and home working.
- More detailed information about the roles is available here: RVA Social Prescribing Link Workers Job description and Person Specification.
- See below for information on how to apply.
- We encourage applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, who are currently underrepresented within RVA.
- For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Rachel Spencer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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