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Expected to earn

The salary for a social prescriber can vary between £20,000 and £27,000 per year, depending on experience and scope of work.

Skills and values

There are a range of skills and values that are needed to work as a social prescriber. These include:

  • Excellent communication, observational and listening skills
  • Good verbal, digital, written and numeracy skills
  • Empathy and communicate confidently approach difficult conversations
  • Great organisation skills to develop support plans
  • Support behaviour change through mentoring and coaching

Entry requirements

There are several routes in via a range of learned experience, skills and knowledge gained from various frontline client- facing volunteering, previous experience or qualification in a relevant subject (such as Health & Social Care) will help.

Opportunities to develop

You will receive a thorough induction and initial training when you start and Continuing Professional Development throughout your career. You could do a vocational qualification such as a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or a wellbeing specific qualification or short courses.

What's Next

  • Social Care Assessor
  • Social Worker

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