Community Connector – Woking & Sheerwater
Job Title: Community Connector – Mental Health Professional
Team: General Practice Integrated Mental Health Service (GPIMHS) and Mental Health Integrated Community Services (MHICS)
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Location: Woking & Sheerwater.
Closing Date: 9th December
Interview Date: Week Commencing 12th December
About the role
NHS England recently announced a new transformation fund to be allocated to pilot sites within 12 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships/ Integrated Care Systems across the country to test new and integrated models of primary and community mental health care. Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership is one of these successful pilot sites.
Extended appointments with mental health experts from the NHS, social care and specialist third sector organisations, plus access to therapies, physical health checks and pharmacists, are just some of the wider expertise patients will be able to access in their local GP practice and in the community under new ways of working.
Patients will be able to explore the situation affecting their wellbeing – whether that is an ongoing mental or physical health problem, loneliness, debt, or other issues. They can then be guided to appropriate resources that may help, including talking therapies, benefits advice, or an introduction to a local community group.
The role of the Community Connector is fundamental to the development of these innovative new teams and mental health services based within
networks of GP Practices (Primary Care Networks – PCNs). The role will support the ongoing development and mobilisation of integrated primary care mental health services.
How to apply
Please download and complete the application form below and return it to: [email protected].
*Please note that we do not accepts CVs. You can send us your CV; however, in order to move through to the next stage of recruitment you will need to complete our application form.*
If you have any queries about this vacancy, please contact: [email protected].