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  • Ref no: PKC06193
  • Published: 6/1/2020
  • Closes: 20/1/2020
  • Location: Various Locations in Perth, PH1 5PH
  • Salary: £25,264.00 - £28,380.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Social Prescriber, 3 Posts - PKC06193
£25,264 - £28,380
Various Locations in the Perth & Kinross Council Area

Social Prescribers signpost people to community based supports.  As well as improving a person’s quality of life, the role will be working with front line statutory workers such as Social Workers, District Nurses, Occupational Therapists, CPNs and GPs to inform them of community based supports in the area, identify people on their caseloads suitable for community based supports and signpost them where appropriate.  

The role will help to increase the numbers of people accessing community based supports in Perth and Kinross.   This will help improve outcomes for people, especially those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for statutory supports.

The Individual

This is a demanding post that will require you to demonstrate flexibility and skills to respond to the changing needs of individuals.

Ideally, you will be able to demonstrate experience of multi-disciplinary working and be committed to working closely with colleagues from other disciplines.

You must be able to work effectively within a team as well as individually and demonstrate a commitment to improving service provision.

You will receive referrals from front-line staff and partners and co-ordinate and maintain networks and engagement.

You will work well with service users to promote community based services and other supports as appropriate.

You will be confident and become a main point of contact for social prescribing within the locality.

For further information on this post, please contact Laura Carse, Team Leader on 01738 476347.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references,and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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