- Salary: £22,500 p.a. FTE
- The role is offered at 24 hours per week, to be worked over 4 days – Monday to Thursday
- Actual salary for 24 hours per week is £14,400 p.a. + pension scheme and flexible working.
- Based in Peterborough with the requirement to be in our Cambridge office at least one day per month. The role is fixed term to March 2020.
- Satisfactory references and an advanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate
The Role: The purpose of this role is to support the health, wellbeing and social needs of people living with HIV and those at significant risk of HIV, in Peterborough. The aim of our HIV Support service is to help reduce physical, emotional and mental ill health and hospital admissions for service users, by helping to reduce stress factors and empowering them to make informed decisions and live confidently.
The post holder will provide 1-1 emotional support, practical support and support with benefits, money management and job/training search. The post holder will be expected to form positive, trusting, professional relationships with service users and ensure that confidentiality and professional boundaries are maintained at all times. You will have an understanding of Adult Safeguarding, but training will be provided.
The Person: You will be caring, supportive and empathetic by nature. You will have experience of supporting vulnerable people and/or people with a long term condition. You will have a good knowledge and understanding of how to support people who are trying to manage a range of issues at the same time and you will be able to communicate with them on their level. You will have the ability to empower people to work towards becoming independent and taking care of their health and wellbeing.
A knowledge and understanding of HIV, Housing Benefits and Welfare Benefits would be beneficial but training can be provided.
You will be proficient in Microsoft Office, have good written and verbal skills, good negotiation skills, the ability to prioritize your workload and to work on your own initiative.
Please note that we are looking for someone to start in post as soon as possible.
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To apply, please send both your CV and a COVERING LETTER outlining the reasons for your interest in this role to: email@example.com
Closing date: Thursday 27th June. Interviews will be held in Peterborough on: Thursday 4th July
PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted applicants must be available on the above interview date.
DHIVERSE is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age