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Age UK Lambeth

Housing & Finance Social Prescriber / Link Worker

Job description

We are currently looking for a full time Housing and Financial Social Prescriber / Link Worker
**£28,005 pa (for 37.5 hours per week)  **
Fixed-term until March 2024-Possible extension

About Age UK Lambeth
We support older people in Lambeth to live enriched, productive and purposeful lives: challenging the stigma of ageing, reducing social isolation and ensuring they get the right support at the right time. We are kind, person-centred and outcome-focused - finding solutions that work by listening, being flexible and including older people in delivering services. 
**What you’ll be doing? **
You will be part of the MYcommunity Linkworkers team. You’ll be responsible for:  

  • Provide personalised brief intervention and social prescribing support to individuals, their families and carers with focus on housing and finances.
  • Lead on housing and financial referrals, identifying the best support and agencies to meet clients’ needs.
  • Meet clients on a one-to-one basis, making home visits where appropriate and allowing clients the time and space to discuss ‘what matters to me.
  • Provide person-centred support to enable clients to identify their health and wellbeing needs and goals. Co-produce support plans with clients to discuss what’s important, where they would like to be in the future and how we can support them to achieve this. 
  • Manage and prioritise a caseload to ensure clients' needs, priorities and urgent support are met.
  • MYcommunity Lambeth works in partnership with a large number of statutory and community services and organisations across the borough. You will link clients with appropriate services to meet their needs. It is vital to have a strong understanding of when it is necessary to refer someone back to health care professionals/ agencies when the client’s needs are beyond the scope of the MYcommunity team.
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    **What you need to bring **
    ● Have a good knowledge and understanding of housing law, tenancies and an individual rights as well as of welfare benefit systems.
    ● Able to write compelling communications to advocate for your clients. 
    ● Able to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders 
    ● Able to analyse data and create engaging reports

    **What you’ll benefit from **
    ● Generous pension provision - 7% employer contribution 
    ● 26 days holiday a year rising to 31 days after 5 years 
    ● A great staff team

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