Community Link Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £33,083
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 3rd June 2024


  • Advertised from 15th May 2024

Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Community Link Worker service, funded by the Scottish Government. The aim of this innovative post is to support people to live well through strengthening connections between community resources and primary care. In Craigmillar this work is delivered by Carr Gomm in partnership with GP Practices, the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership’s Community Link Work Network and the Third Sector interface (EVOC)

We are looking to recruit a Community Link Worker who will work across Niddrie (0.6) and Southfield (0.4) Medical Practices in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, to provide 1:1 person-centred and practical supports to people in contact with these GP practice populations. Niddrie is a high-ranking Deep End practice and Southfield also has a mixed demographic, with some patients experiencing significant health inequalities. So overall the CLW’s main focus is health inequalities

This post holder will work with individuals to enable them to identify personal outcomes and priorities for their health and well-being and link them to local, city and national activities and support services. You must have experience of working with people who are facing complex social and emotional circumstances, a strong understanding of the challenges affecting people living in areas of deprivation in relation to living well, extensive effective interpersonal skills in working with people on a 1:1 basis as well as experience in networking and relationship building with other professionals and organisations.

For more information please contact Helena Richards on:

helenarichards@carrgomm.org

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date: Monday 3rd June at 9am

Interview date: Monday 24th June

We are committed to equal opportunities.