Location
Hertfordshire
Job Function
Care Delivery
Salary Details
£25,200 per annum
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
20 Jun 2024

About The Role

GP Link Worker
Location: Hertford (office based)
Salary: £25,200 per annum
Hours: 35 per week
Contract Type: Fixed term until October 2024

 
Do you have a passion for empowering others and improving community well-being?
 
Are you ready to make a meaningful impact by supporting individuals in overcoming challenges and accessing vital services?

As a GP Link Worker you will provide crucial support to individuals facing various challenges. Working closely with community-based health and social care providers, you will aim to prevent crises by offering timely assistance and guidance to those in need. You will also be supporting those transitioning from hospital settings back into the community, focussing on promoting independent living and reducing the risk of readmission. Through proactive intervention and access to appropriate services, your goal is to empower people to overcome obstacles and improve their overall well-being.

A day in the life of a GP Link Worker will involve you:
  • Providing support and information to clients, aiding in the development of independent lifestyles through connection with supportive groups and activities.
  • Recording and reporting client activities, ensuring appropriate actions are taken based on changes in their condition or circumstances.
  • Liaising with primary care, social care, health, housing, and other professionals to ensure comprehensive support for clients.
  • Collaborating with clients to establish short, medium, and long-term goals, developing personalised care and support plans.
To be a successful GP Link Worker, you’ll need:
  • Demonstrates passion for achieving agreed outcomes and improving client well-being.
  • Works effectively under pressure, managing tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong team player, capable of collaborating within a multi-level team structure.
  • Demonstrates accountability and professionalism in interactions with service users, partners, and stakeholders.
The closing date for applications is 23.59 on the of 20th June 2024. Please note, we reserve the right to close applications early, given high volume.

In return for your dedication and expertise, you’ll get:
  • Holidays: 36 days annual leave (including bank holidays) + option to buy 5 extra days.
  • Pension scheme: Up to 6% contributory pension.
  • Flexible working: We do our best to accommodate your preferred work style.
  • Learning & Development: Wide range of career opportunities + comprehensive learning. 
  • Discounts: Access to Blue Light Discount Card and employee benefits platform. 
  • Wellbeing Assistance: Access to mental health and wellbeing assistance.
  • Team Working: Champion our mission in a collaborative team.
  • Cycle2Work: Lease a bicycle through the scheme.
  • Season ticket loan: Interest-free loan for commuting expenses.
 
At The British Red Cross, we pride ourselves on our diverse workforce, and ensuring we have an inclusive environment for all our staff and volunteers. We remain dedicated to ensuring our teams can bring their true selves to work without risk or fear of discrimination. We do this through regular data reporting, and the assistance of our internal Race and Equality Network (REEN), LGBT+ Network, our Disability and Wellness Network (DAWN), Gender Network, Carers Network and Youth Network. 

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