Active Luton is looking for a link worker to join the 'Total Wellbeing Social Prescription' team, this is a full time role - 37 hours per week.
This is an exciting opportunity available for a passionate, enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated individual with experience engaging with voluntary and community sectors. Interested candidates should have an understanding of health and wellbeing, including the factors that influence an individual's ability to lead a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle.
Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to link workers. Link workers can give time, focus on "what matters to me" and take a holistic approach to an individuals health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
About the Candidate
The successful applicant should have experience supporting individuals with a range of non-medical issues, preferably with emotional health conditions, those who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing. We are also looking for someone who has experience working with community organisations that work with people to promote good health and wellbeing.
You will be a good listener, be patient with people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills and experience of supporting people, community groups and local organisations. You should be motivated to work by yourself as well as work as as part of team, supporting other link workers within the social prescription team.
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