Social Prescriber

Pentreath Ltd
Charities and Social Enterprise
Covering North Cornwall
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Working within the North Coast Primary Care network within The Bridge – Wadebridge, Port Isaac and Boscastle multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, providing 1:1 personalised support to people who are referred to you by team members and local agencies.

Job Description

About the role:

This post empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing by giving time to focus on ‘what matters to me’. You will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect people to community groups and other voluntary and social enterprise organisations and services. You will also work with partners to provide support to community groups and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations (VCSE) involved in social prescribing. 

This role helps people to work on their health and wellbeing, specifically wider determinants of their health, such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as other lifestyle issues and low-level mental health concerns, by increasing people’s active involvement with their local communities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent listening, verbal and written skills
  • Be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other
  • Have great interpersonal skills in supporting people, community groups and local organisations
  • Understand the skills and techniques required for effective guided conversations
  • Have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges
  • Have proven ability to support, coach and engage with people to improve outcomes
  • Have proven ability to deal professionally, confidentially, empathetically and in an unbiased way with people in different circumstances
  • Have knowledge of resourcing information on a wide range of issues, using face to face and telephone conversations, literature and IT research
  • Have excellent computer skills
  • Have ability to prioritise work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Continue own personal development to improve performance
  • Have access to and use of vehicle

Company Description

Pentreath Ltd. exists for people living with mental health and emotional difficulties. We offer support to help people believe in their own potential and achieve their vocational goals, whatever challenges they face.

Pentreath is an award winning Cornish charity that was founded in 1991 and offers a unique approach to support. Many of our team have lived experience and our projects are designed with recovery as a focus.

  • Approachable – We are easy to talk to and open minded. We are accessible and easily understood.
  • Inspiring – We inspire our clients and those we work with to achieve their goals.
  • Knowledgeable – We understand our profession, we are educated and recognized in the industry.
  • People Centred – We are committed to having open and effective communication both inside and outside of the organisation, this ensures we remain focused on the needs of our clients.
  • Trustworthy – We are reliable and trusted. We take responsibility for our own actions and behaviours.
  • Diverse – We respect the diversity and individuality of all and strive to reach all communities in Cornwall.
  • Encouraging – We encourage and support ourselves, each other and our clients.
  • Adaptable – We change how we work according to the needs of the person.
  • Creative – We think of new ideas to best support individuals in a recovery process suited to them.

Other Application Details

For further information and an application pack email

Closing date: 12.00 noon Monday 14 June 2021

This role is eligible under the exceptions to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will therefore require the successful applicant to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

Pentreath Ltd is committed to achieving a working environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, gender reassignment, disability, religion or beliefs, age or sexual orientation.

If you are dedicated to improving the well-being of people and their communities, we would love to hear from you Registered Charity 1004477

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