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Senior Community Link Workers, Highlands

Position: Senior Community Link Worker x4
Location: 
Highlands (various locations)
Salary: £24,500 per annum, pro-rata
Contract: Hours are dependent on the post location, permanent
Closing date: Midday, 24th July 2024

How to apply

Apply on our BreatheHR portal by completing the online application with your CV and cover letter by 24th July.

We are recruiting for 4 posts throughout the Highlands. When applying for the role, please include your preference of district from the list below in your cover letter. For details about the GP practices included in each post and area, please refer to the BreatheHR link.

  • Mid and East Ross-shire
    Full-time (35 hour working week)
  • Lochaber
    28 hours per week
  • Sutherland
    26 hours per week
  • Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross-shire
    26 hours per week
  • Remote & Rural (Highlands)
    21 hours working week

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.

Apply on BreatheHR website

About the role

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With over 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.

The Community Link Worker service has recently expanded to now collaborate with 62 selected GP surgeries across Highland – supporting adults over the age of 18 through social prescribing. Referrals are received from the GP to our Community Link Workers when there might be a concern caused by social factors rather than a medical problem. The service focuses on improving health outcomes for people experiencing stressors in their lives due to social problems, which could lead to poor mental health.

We are looking for Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation.

The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.

Part of the role will be to ensure that the Community Link Worker service provides an environment where people can improve their health outcomes, establish improved connections in their communities and enhance their quality of life.

People we are looking for

People who are,  educated to SVQ level 3 or have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should be able to plan and prioritise a workload and be confident about liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.

If you are passionate about enabling Change Mental Health to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you!

Benefits

  • Professional development including funded opportunities.
  • A generous 37 days’ holiday.
  • A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
  • 24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
  • Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
  • Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Blue Light discount card

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