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Community Referrer - Going Local
  • Employer: Adur & Worthing Councils
  • Reference: CD/20/128205
  • Published: Wed 17/06/2020, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/07/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 or 29.6 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting from £24,313 to £28,785 p.a. for 37 hours per week or Starting from £19,450 to £23,028 p.a. for 29.6 hours per week
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Worthing area, Adur area, Surrey, West Sussex

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Community Referrer - Going Local

Community Referrer, Going Local (funded initially for 1 year)

Two roles - one based in Worthing (37 hours per week) and one based in Adur 4 days per week (29.6 hours per week) Please stipulate your preferred location

Salary: Starting from £24,313 to £28,785 p.a. for 37 hours per week or Starting from £19,450 to £23,028 p.a. for 29.6 hours per week

Grade: Grade 5

Hours: 37 or 29.6 hours per week

Place of work: Based in GP surgeries in Adur and Worthing, remote worker.

Closing date: 3rd July 2020

Are you passionate about people? Do you believe that everyone has a hidden strength and just needs a helping hand to discover it? Are you committed to supporting individuals to become healthier, more resilient and happier? Then a Community Referrer role within our social prescribing project, Going Local, maybe the perfect job for you!

Going Local has been operating in Adur and Worthing since 2016. Over 2,000 people have been referred to find out ‘what matters to them’, as opposed to ‘what is the matter with them’, enabling them to deal with issues that often include housing, mental health, money advice, lifestyle issues, loneliness, volunteering and addiction support, amongst many others.

We’re looking for new Community Referrers to join the team.  These two new roles will be managed by Adur and Worthing Councils.  Being an integrated part of the GP practices and the wider Primary Care Network family, the post-holder will be expected to work at the surgeries, be comfortable in being shared across a number of sites and confident in building rapport with practice staff at all levels.

If you’re passionate about people and have excellent core communication skills for working with our service-users and our many partners, this could be the job for you! 

You’ll need to be good at prioritising, efficient with your time and a good navigator - of both people and agencies.  And tenacious - we need clear case-notes, good diary management and attention to detail.

You must have client-facing experience as well as sound motivational interviewing skills and be a great ‘active’ listener.  We’ll help you develop these and other skills, making sure we’re the best for the people we’re supporting in our local communities and that your personal development continues to flourish.

So if giving people a helping hand and pointing individuals in the right direction towards living healthier and happier lives sounds right up your street, please apply today.

Please note, your supporting statement should include, with examples, all the areas specified in the accompanying job specification.  Please state if you prefer to be Adur or Worthing based.  DBS Enhanced Adult check will be required.

For any questions or an informal conversation about the role, please initially email Jacqui Cooke: