Community Links Practitioner

Type: Jobs Closing date: 27/08/2019 Salary: £26,000

The ALLIANCE is recruiting for a Community Links Practitioner

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland is an independent Scottish Charity and works with the Scottish Government as a strategic intermediary in health and social care with core funding for that purpose.  Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.

The aim of the Links Worker Programme is to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care in deprived areas in Scotland.

We are expanding our Links Worker Programme into new GP practices across the city. We are recruiting for the following new posts:

Job Title:        Community Links Practitioner

Hours:            Full-time, 35 hours per week

Salary:            Approx. £26,000 per annum, depending on experience

Term:              Fixed-term contract to Dec 2021

Location:        Glasgow

The Community Links Practitioner will provide a person-centred service that is responsive to the needs and interests of a GP practice population. They will support them to identify issues that affect their ability to live well. Working collaboratively with individuals, the post holder will support them through decision making processes to help them decide upon the issues that they would like to address and help them to overcome any barriers to addressing these.

You must have experience of working with people who are experiencing complex social and emotional circumstances, and a strong understanding of the challenges faced by people living in areas of socio-economic deprivation in relation to living well.

PVG Scheme membership is required for this post.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, or to request an application pack, please contact Roseann Logan 0141 404 0231

Closing date for applications is 9am on the 27th August 2019

Interviews will be held on week beginning 9th September 2019