Sexual Health Outreach Work Vacancy (Lancashire & Blackburn with Darwen)

Background:
The Renaissance UK sexual health outreach service (funded through Blackpool Council & Lancashire County Council) supports in situ sexual health advice, education and referrals in the public sex environments LGBTQ+ venues, online and other sex on premises locations of Blackpool & Lancashire (Inc Blackburn with Darwen), targeting gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. 

Opportunity-

  • 10 hours per week working across Lancashire
  • Rate of Pay: – £13.06 per hour.
  • The project will require some weekend and evening working, as well as travelling to and from area’s whilst on shift.
  • Own transport is essential, expenses provided.

Candidates will need the following criteria: –

  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Interest and/or knowledge in sexual health and HIV
  • Interest and/or experience of outreach working
  • Administration, IT & Digital skills, including familiarity in the working of Apps
  • Knowledge/experience of issues facing gay, bisexual and other men that have sex with men
  • Knowledge of local supporting Services

Please note: (Equality Act 2010) It is an occupational requirement that the candidate identifies as male due to the nature of the position. The worker will be engaging with men who have sex with men in public sex environments and male only sex on premises venues, where access to those identifying as female is refused.

 Full training is provided, and an immediate start is desirable.

 For an application pack including the full job description and Person Spec. Please contact enquiries@ren-uk.com or call 01253 311431

Closing date for applications is Midnight on the 11th of April 2021.

 For more information or an informal chat about the role, please call Anthony West on 07875 355390 or email awest@ren-uk.com

Renaissance-UK Ltd has a commitment to safer recruitment through its safeguarding policy and personal staff development in line with Equal Opportunities.

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented communities including LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record check with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), references and verification of qualifications.

 


  

ADDER Enhanced Outreach Keyworker x 2 – 37.5 hours per week.

Ref. REN/ADDER 017 and 018

 Closing date for applications – 01/04/2021 (10am)

Project Adder (Addiction, Disruption, Diversion, Enforcement and Recovery).

Blackpool has been selected as a Pilot area for Home Office funded, ‘Project ADDER’, and will involve co-ordinated law enforcement activity, alongside expanded diversionary activity and treatment/recovery provision.

The project will focus on Heroin and Crack users involved with crime and will offer a coordinated and multi-agency response with an outreach and harm reduction focus.

Renaissance will be employing two Enhanced Outreach Keyworkers to be a part of the larger ADDER team; you will occasionally be working within Custody and Probation settings, so a full enhanced DBS is required.

£ 21,142.00 – £25,472.00 per annum starting salary (dependent on experience) 37.5 hours per week.

This project will require some evening and weekend working so flexibility is a MUST.

Fixed term 12-month contracts are provided, and the project is funded until November 2023.

The function of the Enhanced Outreach Keyworker will be to provide intensive, highly coordinated,

and flexible support and responses for service users with longer term multiple and disadvantaged needs and with whom services have found it difficult to engage.

Most importantly where there are histories as entrenched substance use, homelessness, past trauma, severe and enduring mental illness, physical illness, social chaos, and high use of inpatient beds.

Do you have a relevant degree and or a comparable DANOS training qualification?  Do you have lived or work experience in working with complex adults? You will require excellent listening, communication, organisational, case working and administrative/IT skills. You will demonstrate an up to date knowledge and understanding of current drug and alcohol services in Blackpool and of substance use related issues. Ideally you will have experience of working with other groups of vulnerable adults.

Renaissance at Drugline – Lancashire Ltd has a commitment to safer recruitment through its safeguarding policy and personal staff development in line with Equal Opportunities.

For an application pack please contact Nicola Hayton on 01253 311431 – nhayton@ren-uk.com

Registered Charity No: 1076154/Limited Co No: 03723917


 

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