HIV Community Project Worker
This an exciting opportunity to pilot a new role. This is a 6 months contract, as we have received funding for this role due to impact of COVDI19. We aim to secure further funding for the future should the need continue.
1:1 specialised support for people living with HIV to address physical, social and mental health needs in the community.
Delivery of non-clinical, community support to people living with HIV and complex health needs within Brighton and Hove.
This is a keyworker role, offering support at home to improve patients’ access to essential day to day supplies and to medication; to offer practical support to alleviate low mood, improve physical health and overall wellbeing.
This will include supporting referrals and access to other relevant services.
To work integrally with the Sussex Beacon inpatient unit and health management team and develop sustainable support.
To collaborate with the community HIV teams, mental health teams and substance misuse services.
Manager of Health Management Team
15 hrs per week
Enhanced DBS: Required
Salary: £24,785 FTE (£9,914.00 basic per annum)
6 month contract: £4,957.00 (£24,785 FTE)
Closing date: 29th July 2020
Offer 1:1 support using a psychologically informed and solution focused approach, that enables clients to manage their own health needs in the long term.
Attending specialised HIV clinics and multi-disciplinary team meetings, where required.
To support clients following an admission to the Inpatient Unit to fulfil the objectives of their discharge plan, including home visits, and working integrally with Community teams.
To work integrally with the Health Management team, to build partnerships and deliver innovative support to a diverse client group living with HIV.
Improve the health and well-being of clients working within the Sussex Beacon’s outcome framework.
Assess needs of new clients using the appropriate assessment.
Support people in their homes, primarily.
Write (where required) and follow, their care plan and measure outcomes.
Be able to offer emotional support; be able to identify risk; use mental health assessment tools, and support clients to
identify their mental and physical health needs.
Provide practical support around HIV health, sexual health, housing, benefits and other social issues.
Provide clients with information on HIV as well as related issues and to refer to specialist agencies as appropriate.
Attend appointments with clients, and multi-disciplinary meetings.
To maintain case files, monitoring, and evaluation records.
Share with other staff responsibility for providing office cover, including answering phone enquiries, keeping records and statistics, and managing own administration including writing reports or case studies.
Carry out all duties with due regard to The Sussex Beacon’s policies and procedures including; Safeguarding, Code of Conduct, Equal Opportunities Policy, Health
and Safety Policy, Drugs and Alcohol Policy and Confidentiality Policy.
To take an active part in the development of the service.
To make use of managerial support and supervision, and to access appropriate training and development
Maintain paperwork in line with Audit requirements.
To work in accordance with The Sussex Beacon policies and procedures.
To undertake any other duties that may within reason be required from time to time.