INTENSIVE SUPPORT WORKER - 2 POSTS
1x 35 hours per week: starting salary £25,801
1x 28 hours per week: starting salary £20,641
Fixed contract from date of appointment to end September 2021
Working closely with Multi-Disciplinary Teams in key HIV clinics across Greater Manchester, you will assess and address the needs of people living with HIV presenting at clinics, who are in crisis and/or who have complex needs, for example relating to homelessness, poverty, and/or mental health issues, through needs assessment, planning and appropriate interventions.
You will provide intensive support to people living with HIV, who are in crisis and/or who have complex needs, to achieve and maintain good HIV health; including support around HIV treatment adherence, clinic engagement and achieving and maintaining an undetectable viral load.
You will work closely with clinics and support organisations in Greater Manchester and develop strong professional relationships with them in order to be able to provide the best possible holistic support.
You will need to have a good knowledge of HIV and of the issues faced by people living with HIV and understand the impact of HIV stigma on health and wellbeing.
You will have experience of working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with a range of complex needs and experience of assessing and planning interventions.
You will be passionate about working within a service delivery ethos of respect, empowerment and inclusion and you will be committed to embracing diversity and challenging HIV stigma and discrimination.
You will need to hold of a full UK driver’s licence.
The nature of this work will require the successful candidates to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
You will find a detailed job description, person specification and application form here.
Applications for these posts must reach us by 9.00am on Monday July 29th
This project sits within the ‘Ending all new cases of HIV in Greater Manchester in a Generation’ (‘HIV-E’) programme, funded and led by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.