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Vacancy for a full time Social Prescriber Posted on 30 Sep 2021

An opportunity has arisen for a full time Social Prescribing Link Worker to join the team at Kingskerswell & Ipplepen Medical Practice, Albany Surgery in Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Medical Practice. The teams across the three practices have an excellent reputation as friendly, hardworking, high achieving accredited training practices. The practices have been rated Good or Outstanding by CQC, with consistent, positive GP patient survey results which demonstrate the strong patient centred customer focus and efficiency of the teams.

The Role

It’s an exciting time to join us as we continue to expand our Social Prescribing Team and are currently looking to recruit a full-time Link Worker to co-locate within our practices.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to come into our Social Prescribing Team and deliver personalised care to our patient population. You will work as a team member of the Newton West Primary Care Network (PCN), sharing best practice and knowledge for the benefit of patients.

You will be working in partnership with local voluntary, community services and agencies, ensuring the best outcome for patients.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be working with the PCN under direct supervision of our Social Prescribing Lead by supporting patients who have long-term health conditions (including support for mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing in accessing the services most suited to their needs.

The role will be pivotal in identifying potential unmet needs in our patient population and addressing inequalities.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills and a can-do approach to supporting people, community groups and local organisations. You will need to have the ability to co-ordinate and navigate complex directory of services across voluntary, community and other public sector organisations.

The Job Description, which includes the Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirement for this role.

To obtain the Job Description, Person Specification and application information or to arrange an informal discussion regarding the post, please email our Social Prescribing Lead, Andrea Warren at

Closing date is Wednesday 7th April 2021 at noon, interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 19th April 2021 .


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