Job Title: Zone West Link Worker

Working hours: 37 hours per week, full time

Rate of pay: £24,000 – £26,000

Contract: VCSE

Closing date: 21.1.22

Interview date: 2.2.22

We are looking for a highly motivated person who can provide young people in Newcastle with the opportunities and relationships to enable them to flourish in life. The Zone West Link Workers are our key appointment and will work in a multidisciplinary team that includes the Primary Care Network of GP practices, education and community groups.

The Zone West Link Worker will deliver outcomes for children on their caseload by working with children one to one and in small groups, and by preparing a menu of provision from the social sector in West Newcastle according to the principles of social prescribing and educational enrichment.

The Link Worker will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised plan for young people and connect them to health services, education support, community groups and VCSE organisations delivering cultural and sporting activities. This role helps people to work on their wider health and wellbeing by increasing active involvement with their local communities and promotes academic success through engagement with a wider curriculum.

You must be able to strike up easy positive relationships with children and young people. You will be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with children facing complex social and emotional challenges. You will have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations.

For more information and a job pack please contact Alison Richardson.


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