We are seeking an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Federation, to work with our current team of nine amazing Primary Care Network (PCN) Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLWs) to deliver a Social Prescribing service in Northampton. You will have influence on embedding the social determinants of health into the local healthcare agenda as well as a cultural shift from doing ‘to and for’, to doing ‘with’ an individual, in a holistic and person-centred way.
Social prescribing can help to strengthen community resilience and personal resilience and reduces health inequalities. These roles help address the wider determinants of health, such as debt, poor housing, and physical inactivity. Increasing people’s active involvement, supporting people with long-term conditions (including support for mental health), and those who are lonely or isolated can have a positive effect on wellbeing, and you will play a pivotal role in making this happen!
In addition to holding a caseload, you will lead and supervise the team of PCN SPLWs, and support both service and their personal development.