Post: Senior Community Link Worker 

Location / Hours:  

  • 1 post x Lybster area – 24hr per week 
  • 1 post x Inverness – 35hr per week 
  • 1 post x Helmsdale & Brora – 19hr per week 
  • 1 post x Nairn – 22hr Per week  

Salary: £21.336 per annum for full-time posts. Salary will be pro rata for part-time posts.  

Salary Banding: SiMS Level 4 

Contract: Fixed term until 30th June 2024, with the possibility of extension subject to the availability of funding  

Reporting to: Project Manager 

Interview dates: 14th – 16th February 2022 

Closing date: Midday 1st February 2022 
 

About the Role: 

We are looking for a 10 Senior Community Link Workers with a passion for community development work and for supporting people to improve their mental and physical health outcomes. In this varied, new role you will be part of a large team across the Highlands that will take referrals from NHS Primary Care, supporting people whose health issues are rooted in social deprivation. The project will be embedded with Primary Care services and will develop links to community resources, ensuring that strong, working links are established between GP practices and their local communities. Working closely with GPs, Practice Nurses and other members of a Primary Care GP Practice or Practice Cluster, you will make links to community resources in order to help people improve their holistic health outcomes.  
 

You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Responsible to the Project Manager and taking a key leadership role in the Community Link Worker Team, you will make an important and innovative contribution to strengthening links between GP Practices and their local communities. You will work with local community groups, voluntary sector agencies and NHS Highland Primary Care colleagues to contribute to development of community resources that can support people towards their health goals. Depending on the particular area of the Highlands in which you are based you may also: 

  • have responsibility for a caseload, using Personal Support Planning to work collaboratively with people you support to reach their health goals.  
  • have a line management role for Community Link Worker staff 
     

Who are we looking for?  

 
We are looking for people who are, ideally, educated to SVQ level 3 or who have relevant experience of work in health and social care. You should have a sound theory base for social care interventions including risk assessment and you should be able to apply an analytical approach in finding solutions to problems. 

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and the charity and are a “Happy to Talk Flexible” employer.  

If you are passionate about enabling Support in Mind Scotland to deliver a valuable service to the Scottish community and feel your profile matches this role’s criteria, then we want to hear from you! 

Apply 

Please email your completed application pack stating which post you are applying for to [email protected] by midday the 1st of February 2022. With: Recruitment –Confidential SENIOR COMMUNITY LINK WORKERLybster / Inverness / Helmsdale & Brora / Nairn (Delete as appropriate) in your email subject line. 

Interviews will be held via Teams or Zoom.  

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process. 

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.  

Application Pack

Job Description

Terms of Service

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Support In Mind Scotland is the operating name of the National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland), a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC088179. Charity Number SC 013649.