HIV Support Worker

If you are passionate about supporting people, making a difference and are resourceful then this the job for you.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Community Services team at The Sussex Beacon, in a supportive and rewarding environment.

You will be an integral part of a small, skilled and supportive team. You will work together to offer the best support for our client group. The community services include peer led casework and mentoring; twice weekly day service groups with 1:1 casework support; women’s groups; positive living programme; specialist HIV casework.

The Role:

To work within our Day Service to deliver the twice weekly groups. To offer 1:1 keywork support for the group and in the community for people living with HIV. We are looking for a support worker who can both facilitate groups and offer solution focused 1:1 support for your client group. Experience of managing a caseload, using referral pathways and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team is required.

You will be confident in facilitating our weekly day service groups and have experience of working in a trauma informed way with vulnerable adults and complex health needs.

You will have experience of working with at least one of the following: HIV; long term health conditions; substance misuse; benefits advice; homelessness.

The role is varied and rewarding and requires a flexible working approach. It will be based at our centre in Brighton, with travel required throughout Sussex. Home visits are a part of this role and access to a car and current driving licence is ideal.

The Sussex Beacon is a charity supporting and caring for people living with HIV in Sussex for over 30 years. We offer flexible working hours, 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays and pensions contribution. We are supportive of our employees and passionate about we do.

The Sussex Beacon is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone with the requisite skills and experience.  We are committed to an organisational culture that values people from all backgrounds, and welcome applications from all members of the community.

We particularly encourage people with lived experience of HIV to apply.

Salary £24,948.00

Hours – Full time 37.5 hours per week

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 26th April. To be received by 9.00am.

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