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Social Prescribing Team Leader – My Best Life Barnsley - Barnsley

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Employer: South Yorkshire Housing Association

South Yorkshire Housing Association is an innovative and locally based Housing Association working in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. They currently manage 4500 homes including 1800 supported housing bed spaces. They have had over 30 successful years in business and have a turnover in excess of £30m.
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Social Prescribing Team Leader – My Best Life Barnsley

South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) is an award winning not-for-profit organisation passionate about housing and supporting people to live well, settle at home and realise their potential. A Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit organisations to work for, we are a forward thinking, innovative and ambitious organisation. We currently own and manage over 6000 properties, support over 1600 vulnerable customers in care and supported housing projects and employ nearly 500 people. We are the biggest provider of Social Prescribing Services in the Sheffield City region.

My Best Life Barnsley is a social prescribing service working with customers in Barnsley who are isolated or lonely, have long term medical conditions, or are frequent users of health services.

We are looking for an inspirational and motivational Team Leader to deliver a high quality, personalised service to our customers, our commissioners and our staff teams across the borough. We’re looking for people who have a good understanding of health, social care and community services and how these services can help improve the health and wellbeing of customers experiencing low level mental health issues, loneliness and isolation.

You will work closely with Barnsley CCG, BMBC, GPs, neighbourhood nurses, local area councils and health and social care professionals to ensure our project aims and objectives are met. You will attend multiagency meetings and manage the dispersed and mobile staff team. Using your extensive knowledge of the community and voluntary sector, and your understanding of health and social care services, you will empower our teams to support customers to access non-medical social solutions to their needs. Co –located across the borough, you will work remotely using IT to keep in touch with your team and the community, and to record and monitor service delivery and outcomes.

You will be a natural communicator who loves working with people and is excellent at creating rapport with other professionals. You will be skilled at people management, achieving KPI’s and using your initiative to continually improve our service.

This role will involve gaining people’s trust and respect. Working closely with Health and Social Care professionals and the community and voluntary sector, you must have the confidence to communicate effectively and professionally and have the skills to influence positively.

Our ideal candidate will have:

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with customers, commissioners and partner organisations.

An excellent track record of working with statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations.

Experience of project management, particularly around working with vulnerable customer groups and an understanding of the needs and risks associated with working with these groups.

Ability to be responsive to customer choice and enable fully personalised services.

Ability to work on your own initiative with strong self motivation and drive.

Good IT skills and ability to work remotely, keeping up to date and comprehensive records.

Some of SYHA’s benefits

Generous holiday entitlement – 27 days annual leave, statutory bank holidays, plus an additional 4 SYHA days

Flexible working options including Flexi Time & Condensed Hours.

Excellent training including free annual training and ongoing professional development including a leadership academy

Excellent benefits including SYHA Rewards - employee discount scheme, which offers cash back and shopping discounts

Westfield Health (employer paid)

For the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders this role is an excluded job (LiveWell roles).

Starting Salary: Starting salary of £29,237 plus generous holiday’s entitlement and benefits.

Working Hours: 37 per week

For an informal discussion contact: Joe Hall, Service Manager on 07966436188 or

Closing Date: 20th August 2018

Interview/Assessment Days: Between31st August and 3rd Sept 2018
Degree: Any discipline
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Salary: £29,237
Advertised until: Closed Mon 20-Aug-2018
Job ref: GY/52567
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

Strictly no agencies

This vacancy has now closed.