INTENSIVE SUPPORT WORKER

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.

 

Tuesday, 15 September, 2020

Online Radical Self-Care Course for people who identify as LGBT

 

We are pleased to be able to offer an 8-week programme aimed at improving your emotional wellbeing.  The course is being delivered by ‘Rainbow Mind’ and is targeted at people who identify as LGBT.

 

The programme, which is named ‘Radical self-care’, takes place over 8 weeks and aims to improve your mental well-being, resilience and to foster a sense of connectedness with yourself and others.  You will learn mindfulness and self-care techniques which can be particularly helpful in these challenging times.

 

The course will be delivered online for two hours each week by two experienced practitioners.  You will also be given recorded practices to download and use between sessions.  By the end of the course you will have a personal toolkit of practical resources to help support your emotional wellbeing. 

 

The course starts on Wednesday 16th September, 6-8pm. Sessions will take place every Wednesday for 8 weeks.  If you would like to be referred to the course or would like to find out more, please email Joshua or give him a call on 0161 274 4499. 

 

Monday, 7 September, 2020

Would you benefit from life coaching?

 

We are now offering life coaching as part of the ‘Better Together’ project.  The service, which is provided by accredited coaches, is being delivered by ‘Results CIC’ a community interest company that works with people who feel marginalised or excluded, with the aim of increasing their confidence in their abilities and supporting them to reach their full potential.

 

We can fund up to 10 sessions with a coach and these can be delivered face-to-face (when we’re back open), online via ‘Zoom’ or ‘Skype’ or over the phone.  Sessions normally last one hour.

 

The aim of coaching is to empower you to make positive changes to your life through a series of focussed conversations where you look at your current situation, decide what you want and then work with your coach to decide on the necessary steps to get there.

 

It can be particularly beneficial for people who are:

  • Recently diagnosed and re-assessing life choices and possibilities
  • Recently granted leave to remain in the UK
  • Underemployed or doing a ‘lower’ job than qualified for
  • Seeking new challenges or wanting to change direction in life
  • Long-term unemployed but now preparing to return to work

 

The service is open to anyone living with HIV – including peer mentors.  If you feel that you’d benefit email joshua or call 0161 274 4499.

Friday, 4 September, 2020

Interested in becoming a Peer Mentor?

 

Do you want to use your own experiences to help other people living with HIV?  If you do, we will be running our next mentoring course in October as part of the Better Together project.

 

The course aims to equip you with the skills and confidence to support others live well with HIV.

 

Due to Covid-19 the course is being delivered on-line and in-person.  You will need to be able to commit to three evening Zoom sessions and one day (probably a Saturday) at George House Trust.

 

If you are interested, or want to find out more, email Joshua or call 0161 274 4499.  You can find out more about the role here.

Wednesday, 2 September, 2020

Take Part In A Project On Ageing With HIV In Manchester

 

What’s it like to get older as a person living with HIV in Manchester?  Are all the services you need available?  Do they work well together?

 

The National AIDS Trust (NAT) has been working to improve the way that healthcare and other services related to well-being, such as social care and support services, are all properly joined up.

 

Now, NAT and George House Trust want to make sure services work well for older people living with HIV in Manchester.  They want to speak to local people about what they need, and then they want to work with service providers to see how those needs can be met.

 

If you are over 45, use HIV services in Manchester, and would like to share your experiences, we want to hear from you.  We are especially keen to hear from people who need additional services (for example, if you see a specialist for heart condition, use mental health services, or have social care needs).

 

We will be holding a workshop in the near-future, more information will be sent out soon.

Tuesday, 1 September, 2020

Living with HIV? Want to talk to us?
Call 0161 274 4499 or email: talk@ght.org.uk

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