HIV Support (Sexual health Practitioner)– 33.5 hours per week
Closing date for applications – 26/09/2019
The service currently delivering HIV support services across Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen funded by Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council.
£ 25,472.00 per annum salary (pro rata) – 33.5 hours per week (flexible working requirements).
Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday; however, all workers are required to work some evenings and weekends to fit in with service delivery.
12 Month fixed term contract with 2 years further funding confirmed.
Driving licence and own vehicle is an advantage.
The function of the HIV support worker will be to provide, highly coordinated and flexible support for individuals living with and affected by HIV and other long-term health conditions. Practical and emotional support is offered to individuals following a positive diagnosis and ongoing support for those living well with HIV. Support offered includes medication management, housing and benefits, advocacy at appointments, outreach and community support. The role also requires you to be a voice for the HIV community, reducing stigma, raising awareness and providing education to the general public and other professionals via testing and education events.
Do you have a relevant sexual health or health and social care degree and or a comparable qualification? Do you have lived or work experience in supporting vulnerable 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 HIV and sexual health related issues and good local knowledge. Experience and or knowledge of counselling skills are desirable. You will be able to work in a flexible way and have a confident approach to working in individual and group settings. Travel across areas is required so a current driving licence and own car would be an advantage.
Renaissance UK 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
If you would like to volunteer for any part of the service then please email Antony Henstock for a volunteer pack