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Posted on: Mon 25th July, 2022

Social Prescribing Link Worker for Ex-Forces Personnel

1-year contract; £25,000 per annum; 35 hours per week
Closing date for applications 12noon on Monday, 15 August 2022

Have you served in the Armed Forces?  Are you the spouse of someone who has served?  Are you interested in supporting Ex-Forces personnel and their families within the local communities of Gloucestershire?

The main purpose of the role is to help develop a Social Prescribing service to Ex-Forces, their families and carers.  You will achieve this through building relationships with existing Armed Forces organisations, Armed Forces Welfare Personnel, Statutory Services, Primary Care and and Voluntary Sector as well as Department for Work and Pensions.  As will as building relationships with professional services you will also work directly with Ex-Forces personnel, ensuring that they are receiving the appropriate medical care as well as linking them in with community resources and identifying the skills that could be utilised in engaging in activities or facilitating events for other personnel.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the education and training of existing Social Prescribers across the county around the needs of the Ex-Forces community.  

You will undertake assessments of need and develop in collaboration with a system wide approach a robust and holistic service.  You will work directly with a small case load developing individualised action plans which enable individuals to self-manage and take responsibility of aspects of their own personal health.  

The post holder will attend the National Armed Forces Steering Group for the project and local group / meetings as required.  

You will be based with the Stroud and Berkeley Vale Community Wellbeing Service but have a countywide remit.

To download the full job role and application form, click here: https://www.grcc.org.uk/work-for-us/ex-forces-splw  Applications will only be accepted with a completed application form.

For further information please contact Cynthia Kerr, Senior Operations Manager, 07816 581142.

Mental Health Community Advisor (Bridge Builder)

1x 35 hour per week post; 1x 28 hour per week post; £17,290 (pro rata) per annum
Closing date for applications 12noon on Monday, 22 August 2022

This is an exciting time to come and join us here at Independence Trust, supporting the residents of Cheltenham and North Cotswolds.  As a Bridge Builder with the CALMHS team you would be responsible for building a robust person-centred service, working in conjunction with our clients and their support network, supporting them to achieve positive outcomes within the community.

If you can demonstrate the following, then we want to hear from you!

  • Strong networking skills, with a knowledge of the vast variety of different services and groups within the geographical area; possessing the ability to positively work with collaborative partners and health professionals.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate person-centred approach, motivating clients to set and achieve their own aspirations and goals.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, with the ability to effectively and efficiently optimise your case load.
  • Effective communication, tailoring your delivery and interaction in a person-centred approach.
  • Accurately and competently complete assessments and co-produce action plans.
  • Preferably possess or be working towards a minimum of NVQ Level 2 in Mental Health or equivalent.

Please note: the job title for this role is Bridge Builder - Community Advice, Links and Mental Health Support Service (CALMHS) and you may occasionally be asked to cover in the Gloucester / FOD Locality.

To download the full job role and application form, click here: https://www.grcc.org.uk/work-for-us/bridge-builder-calmhs Applications will only be accepted with a completed application form.  Please indicate on the application form which post you would prefer.

Independence Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all our colleagues to share this commitment.

The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.