** JOB VACANCY **
Social Prescribing Pilot
Temporary Voluntary and Community Services (VCS) Advisor
Hours:7 per week
Salary:Â £9.50 per hour
Part Time Temporary post until 31st March 2016
Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS), supported by funding from Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG), are delivering a pilot Social Prescribing project to increase the capacity of Bassetlaw GP practices to meet the non-clinical needs of their patients through provision of a voluntary and community sector liaison service.
We are looking for a positive person to join our forward thinking, diverse and proactive team, who will have an advanced knowledge of both the Voluntary and Community Sector and Adult Health and Social Care Services. This key role will support patients to access local VCS services to meet their health and well-being needs and support the development and delivery of the Bassetlaw Social Prescribing project.
The post will be based within the BCVS offices in Worksop and work throughout the district of Bassetlaw.
Closing date for applications:5pm on Wednesday 10th January 2016
Interview date: To be confirmed
Social Prescribing Service (Pilot)
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Aim of the Service
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ The aim of this new service is about linking people to activities in the community that promotes independence and wellbeing.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ It is about connecting people to non-medical sources of support.
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group has commissioned Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS) to provide the Social Prescribing Service across Bassetlaw.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ The service is available to patients aged 65 and over who are socially isolated or frail and registered with a Bassetlaw GP.
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ How to Access the Service/What the Service Provides
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Patients can be referred into the service via their GP or Community Nursing Service.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ The patient will then receive a visit from a Voluntary and Community Services (VCS) Advisor to discuss voluntary or community services that could improve the patient’s health and wellbeing.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ The service is available for a maximum of 12 weeks.ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ The Advisor can help patients to:-
- Access specific support groups
- Attend local community social groups
- Access benefits, debt and welfare rights advice
- Address isolation issues
- Access services for carer/s
- Create a plan of action
- Improve health and wellbeing and independence
- Access information and advice on a wide range of services
- Access other services eg. community transport
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ At the end of the 12 week intervention, the Advisor will arrange to meet the patient and discuss next steps to enable the patient to continue accessing the support they have received from the voluntary and community sector.
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Contact Details
ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ Julie Barnes, Social Prescribing Manager at BCVS. Telephone: 01909 476118 extension 30 or
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25% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 1 months’ notice
50% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 14 days’ notice
75% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 7 days’ notice
100% of fee payable if cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice
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