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Social Prescriber

  • £18,000 - £21,000 (depending on experience)
  • Dartford, Kent
  • Imago
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Do you want to make a difference?

That’s what we do at Imago. We help some of the most vulnerable people in society to make changes and improve their wellbeing.

We’re looking for someone with experience of working directly with patients in a hospital or similar setting to join our Social Prescribing team. Based in the busy A&E department of Darent Valley Hospital, you will meet with patients to provide personalised, practical support to them, their families and carers, enabling them to make decisions that will improve their life and health circumstances.

You will independently manage a caseload and new referrals, prioritising need and referring on to specialist services, connecting patients with community services to sustain independent living, health and wellbeing. You’ll be working with people facing complex social and emotional challenges so should be a good listener, have time for people and be confident working within safe boundaries.

In this role you will bridge the gap between primary care professionals and social opportunities, so a knowledge of local services and the ability to build effective networks with cross sector organisations is essential.

It’s time to make a change.

Car driver essential. To apply, please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY or visit our website at www.imago.community to download a full Job Description and application pack.

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London delivering a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, the public and private sector.

Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 13/11/2019 09:59
  • Reference: JSP270619