Sahir House – Children and Young People’s Support Worker

Posts available: 1 x full-time or 2 x part-time.
Contract: This post is funded for 3 years with a significant possibility of further funding.
Term: Full-time or part-time.
Salary: Starting salary £24,799 (pro-rata for part-time).
Hours per week: The post holder/s will mainly be required to work within standard office hours (usually Monday to Friday 9-5:30 pm). Some weekend work will be required.
Days per week: Sahir House operates a flexible working policy, to contribute to work-life balance and family-friendly working practices. Accrued hours may be taken off as time in lieu, with prior agreement of the line manager. The nature of this post may require some evening and weekend work and some flexibility is required.
Reporting to: Senior Management Team.
Location: Flexible, Liverpool, L2 2AH/Home Working.

For 35 years, Sahir House has promoted the rights of and the good health of those living with HIV, those affected and at risk of HIV; including affected communities marginalised due to their ethnicity, gender, sexuality and asylum status through stigma reduction, prevention and support initiatives.

As a result of a successful grant from the Steve Morgan Foundation, they are recruiting for a Children and Young People’s Support Worker to join the team to develop their support offer for younger people living with HIV and their families.

You will have suitable experience and passion for the work of their organisation and an understanding of the issues facing young people and children growing up with HIV.

You will provide emotional and social support and HIV education to children, young people and young adults who are living with HIV in Merseyside. Your main duties will include one to one support and emotional/social peer group support. You will work with multi-disciplinary teams across the region. You will advocate for young people and their families to other organisations such as local authorities and schools.

They are recruiting a Children and Young People’s Support Worker, who can demonstrate:

  • Experience of working with children, young people and families who have complex needs
  • Ability to work as part of a wider team and with multiple agencies and take part in multi-disciplinary professional forums
  • A working understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding processes
  • An understanding of how HIV impacts communities
  • Commitment to equality, diversity, equity and social justice.

They especially invite applications from people who reflect the diverse Sahir House service user population. This includes, but is not exclusive to; people from BAME communities, HIV positive people, LGBT+ people.

The post is subject to a probationary period, satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Sahir House website.

Please send your completed application form in Word format to gillian.clotworthy@sahir.uk.com

Deadline: Wednesday 12 January 2022 at 5 pm.

Shortlisting will be held: Week of 17 January 2022.

Interviews will be held: Week of 24 January 2022, held in person.

Ideal start date: End of February 2022 (or sooner, if possible).

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