East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Limited,
Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council
South Holderness Resource Centre (SHoRes)
Community Link Worker
Salary: £26,822 pro-rata plus Employers Pension Contribution
Area: East Riding of Yorkshire
Hours/Primary Area: 18.5 hours – Goole and West Wolds
18.5 hours – Beverley and East Haltemprice
29 hours – Bridlington, Driffield and North Wolds
30 hours – Holderness North and South
Community Link Workers may be required to work outside of their primary area.
Job share may be a possibility.
Responsible to: Community Link Manager
Responsible for: Volunteers
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd has recently been appointed as lead partner of an exciting service alongside Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council and the SHoRes in Withernsea financed by City Health Care Partnership CIC. The service aims to create a streamlined system for health and social care professionals to access voluntary and community support for individuals with an East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group GP. The area worked will determine the employing organisation.
The focus of the service will be on early identification of need and prevention of reliance on more specialist services. Interconnection with local community services and providers will be a fundamental part of the role along with monitoring and recording service activity and outcomes for individuals and families.
1.1 The service model will contribute to:
1.1.1 Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs;
1.1.2 The integration agenda by reducing unnecessary GP appointments;
1.1.3 Releasing social and health care capacity to focus on those individuals needing an appropriate intervention; and
1.1.4 Improving health related quality of life for people aged 18+ (with an East Riding of Yorkshire CCG GP)
1.2 The following objectives apply to this Service:
1.2.1 To address non-clinical demands on primary care by delivering a tested intervention which connects people to sources of support within their community;
1.2.2 To provide community support to individuals who require a social prescribing intervention from a Community Link Worker (CLW), by connecting them to services, community groups, clubs, befriending schemes etc;
1.2.3 People receiving services from the CLW Service will feel supported, promoting independence and reducing isolation and loneliness;
1.2.4 The CLW Service will increase the use of local community based groups and support and identify current gaps in provision demonstrated through recorded feedback from organisations;
1.2.5 To make effective use of voluntary and community sector assets by improving connections and relationships between local communities and voluntary sector organisations and traditional providers of health and social care; and
To improve the health and well-being of local people by connecting them to community based activities which support their independence and reduce reliance on acute or specialist services.
If you require a paper copy of the application pack please write to Steve Heath, ERVAS, Morley’s Cottage, Walkergate, Beverley, HU17 9BY and include an A4 self-addressed envelope with £1.09 of postage. Mark your envelope with the details indicated on the application form.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 26th June 2017 at 3pm.
Interview Date: Wednesday 5th or Thursday 6th July 2017.
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