Women's and Families Worker
You will deliver and facilitate a regular women’s group for women living with HIV in Sussex, currently held in person every 6 weeks and online every 6 weeks.
This will include associated administration, including promoting the group, arranging speakers, hiring creche workers (where required), complementary therapists and external facilitators.
This requires spreading the working hours across the week. Groups are delivered on rotating days, including Saturdays.
The role also includes providing 1:1 case management using a psychologically informed, person-centred approach, and attending a specialised HIV clinic. Primarily face to face, in homes, clinics and at the Sussex Beacon.
Manager of Health Management Team
15 hrs per week
Enhanced DBS: Required
Salary: £25,603 FTE
Closing Date: 26th July 2021
You must have:
- Significant experience of facilitating, promoting and organising groups
- Excellent communication skills, including writing reports
- Significant experience of supporting women
- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan and balance priorities
- Knowledge of local agencies and services.
- Significant experience of working with people with multiple/complex needs.
- Significant experience of supporting with people living with HIV or other chronic long-term health conditions
- Significant experience of planning and coordinating programmes/groups
- Knowledge/experience of working with vulnerable adults and child protection
- Knowledge of how to provide appropriate support and onward referral for service users
- Experience of 1:1 case work
- Experience of working within a social care, health or charitable setting
- Experience of working with people with mental health support needs
- Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams and promoting activities
- Ability to perform client assessments and to manage risk and undertake risk assessments
- Ability to manage a caseload
- Excellent organisational skills with the ability to balance priorities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- IT skills including Microsoft Office
- A commitment to equal opportunities and a proven ability to work within a diverse work culture
- A commitment to the ethos of service user involvement
- A commitment to self-development through supervision and training.
Ideally you will also have:
- Knowledge of HIV including disease process, treatment and psychosocial concerns
- Knowledge and awareness of the needs of people living with HIV, in particular families
- Experience of working with people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds
- Experience of working within a budget.
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).