Social Prescriber Link Coordinator (Child Mental Health)

Imago

Medway, Kent - Show Location

£24,000

Full-Time / Permanent

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Children’s mental health matters!

More and more children and young people are experiencing difficulties with their own mental health. There is no single solution and we all need to work together to ensure young people can access the help they need and lead healthier and happier lives.

Working alongside GP practices, Social Prescribing Link Coordinators help children and families connect with health and community services which will make a real difference to the child’s emotional and physical wellbeing.

You will deliver personalised support to patients, independently managing new referrals from GP practices and a caseload. It’s essential that you have an understanding of how to prioritise need, and are able to recognise when to refer on to specialist services, and must be confident to communicate at all levels across health and social care sectors.

We are looking for someone who is organised, proactive and able to establish instant rapport with children and young people. You should have experience of working with children, delivering mental health support and a background in education, medical or social care.

You will need to demonstrate a robust knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and boundaries in all aspects of your work. The post covers Medway South so a car driver is essential.

The right support can make a difference to a child now and for their future.


Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, and the public and private sector.

Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision-making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people. Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY or visit our website at www.imago.community for a full application.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.

Sharon Overy

15 days ago

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