INTENSIVE SUPPORT WORKER
35 hours per week: starting salary £25,801
Fixed contract from date of appointment to end September 2021
Working closely with multi-disciplinary teams in key HIV clinics in Greater Manchester, you will assess and address the needs of people living with HIV who are in crisis and/or who have complex needs, for example relating to homelessness, substance misuse, poverty, and/or mental health issues, through comprehensive needs assessment, planning and appropriate interventions.
You will provide intensive support to help achieve and maintain good HIV health; including support to improve clinic engagement, advocating and signposting to other relevant organisations and supporting good adherence to HIV medication.
You will work closely with clinics and specialist 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 proven skills and experience of working with and advocating on behalf of people with complex needs. Ideally you will have a good basic knowledge of HIV and of some of the issues faced by people living with HIV.
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.
A full UK driver’s licence is desirable for this role.
The nature of this work will require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
You will find a job pack with a job description, person specification and application form here.
Please note that, during the Covid-19 pandemic and because of ongoing restrictions the successful candidate should be prepared to provide this support by phone, or online where appropriate, either from the George House Trust office or from home. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided.
Applications must reach us by 9.00am on Wednesday September 30th. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered. Interviews will be held on Monday October 12th.
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.