Summary of role: Social Prescribing Practitioner  with DHI is an award-winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to the richness and wellbeing of their community. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for our values of self-direction, stimulation and zest for life and our commitment to our client groups and the local communities we serve.

DHI has recently won a contract to run an innovative Social Prescribing project with Wessex Water looking at the effect of medicine waste in water. We’re looking for people who would like to get involved and do brief, light-touch empowering work with patients of 2 GP surgeries who have a range of non medical issues including benefits, debt, social isolation etc. The aim is to work with the individual to identify their needs, then refer or signpost to other organisations, services or community groups as appropriate.

Being a really good communicator and building a quick rapport in this role is essential whilst also having the ability to understand diverse and complex client needs and to use a ‘brokerage’ approach to meet these needs, if this sound like your next role then please see below on how to apply. This is Fixed Term Part Time role for one year at 15 hours per week.

DHI offers up to 31 days paid leave (service related) in addition to statutory holidays, a 7% pension contribution and Employee Assistance Scheme.

This role will be based in Bath and some travel across the area may be necessary. DHI is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for successful candidates although a positive check will not necessarily mean in-eligibility for a role. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

Job tenure *: Part time

Annual salary/pro rata salary *: NJC Pt. 20 to 26 (£19,430 – £23,398)

Link to full information on job/how to apply *: To apply for this post you should submit your CV along with a covering letter clearly demonstrating how you fulfil the criteria detailed in the person specification to hr@dhi-services.org.uk. Please visit the DHI website for more information http://www.dhi-online.org.uk/jobs/ 

Application deadline (time, date) *: Midday, Wednesday 7th June