Women's and Families Project Worker (Maternity Cover)
Delivery and facilitation of a regular women’s group for women living with HIV in Sussex.
Delivery of 1:1 specialised support for women living with HIV and their families.
To support physical, social and mental health needs related to living with HIV, both in the community and at the Sussex Beacon.
Manager of Health Management Team
7.5 hrs per week
Enhanced DBS: Required
Salary: £25,603 FTE (£5,120.6 basic per annum)
Primary role to plan and facilitate the regular Women’s Group consisting of:
a planned group activity/discussion
peer support and child care facility depending on whether the group is at the Sussex Beacon or held on-line.
Offer 1:1 case management using a psychologically informed approach, incorporating risk assessments and attending a specialised HIV clinic, where required.
Primarily face to face, in homes, clinics and at the Sussex Beacon.
Improve the health and well-being of clients working within the Sussex Beacon’s outcome framework. Support clients to identify their physical and mental health needs.
To organise and facilitate a regular programme of groups, with speakers as appropriate, for women’s group work and discussions.
This will include associated administration, including promoting the group, hiring creche workers and complementary therapists.
Support clients on a one to one basis with issues relating to living with HIV.
Be able to offer emotional support, be able to identify risk.
Provide practical support around HIV health, sexual health and general social issues.
Provide clients with information on HIV as well as related issues and to refer
to specialist agencies as appropriate.
Attend appointments and home visits and multi-disciplinary meetings.
To maintain case files, monitoring, and evaluation records.
To manage volunteers.
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 opportunities.
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.
Due to the nature of the work carried out in our Women’s Services this role is restricted to female applicants only in accordance with the provisions of the occupational requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).