We have an exciting job opportunity working in South Gloucestershire delivering face to face outreach services, as well as delivering an exclusive online service to clients in Worcester:
Permanent: part-time 27 hours
- 12 hours per week in South Gloucestershire
- 15 hours a week online for Worcester
Salary: £19,500.00-£23,500.00 per year pro-rata
Closing date 17th June 2022 5pm
We are looking for candidates who are good listeners, empathic, and personable, with experience working with marginalised groups or individuals.
The job role requires a positive attitude towards HIV and other sexual health issues, and you will be working with diverse individuals. The ideal candidate will have the experience or the skills needed to work on a one to one basis with people, hold workshops, facilitate support groups, and engage in activities that promote social inclusion and sexual health awareness. Full support and training will be given
The Eddystone Trust is a small charity that works across the Southwest. We are collaborative, social and rewarding, and our goal is to challenge the stigma, discrimination and misinformation associated with HIV and sexual health.
Our work environment includes:
Safe work environment
Flexible working hours
Casual work attire
The Eddystone Trust are looking for candidates who are good listeners, empathic, and personable, with experience working with marginalised groups or individuals. The job role requires a positive attitude towards HIV and other sexual health issues, as you will be working with a diverse clientele. The ideal candidate will have the experience or the skills needed to hold workshops, facilitate support groups, and engage in activities that promote social inclusion and sexual health awareness.
Working as the Community Sexual Health Outreach Support Worker you will deliver key elements of the area work plan which includes a support service for people living with HIV.
As the Community Sexual Health Outreach Support Worker, you will also provide an STI prevention service targeted at people most at risk of poor sexual health.
You will also provide a day-to-day proactive service to individuals and groups which support their capacity to manage their sexual health and/or HIV and help them access a range of appropriate services provided by other organisations.
Your main duties as a Community Sexual Health Outreach Support Worker include:
Actively promote social inclusion, continually looking to involve service users and staff in partnership working - encouraging service users to seek opportunities to improve their circumstances and supporting them in achieving goals
HIV Prevention: actively engage people identified as being at greater risk of acquiring HIV or other sexually acquired STIs in prevention activities; this will include behaviour change interventions with individuals and groups, active engagement with social media, outreach and netreach, and community testing
Sexual Health promotion: to take part in the design and delivery of evidence-based public health campaigns aimed at improving sexual health, including access to PEP/Prep, condom use, U=U, and appropriate testing options
Support the development of and deliver against the contract work-plan and contracted KPIs
Develop and maintain effective, mutually beneficial relationships with partner agencies, actively engage with networking opportunities and facilitating increased awareness of the work of the charity
As the Community Sexual Health Outreach Support Worker you will have the following skills, experience and attributes:
Experience working with members of marginalised groups and/or individuals with multiple and complex needs
Positive attitude towards HIV and sexual health issues
Experience of reaching, working face to face and digitally with target groups who experience health inequalities and who are most at risk of poor sexual health in local communities
Excellent written and communication skills
Ability to coordinate multiple assignments and to determine priorities
Strong interpersonal skills and professional attitude
Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships and build partnerships with a wide range of people and organisations
Excellent administrative, organisational and time-management skills
Excellent knowledge of software packages, in particular Microsoft Office
To apply please download the job description and application forms on the links below and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Ideally, candidates will have a Driving Licence and access to a vehicle as this post requires regular travel, locally and regionally and you will need to be able to get to places that are not well served by public transport