Charity registered in Scotland SC036500
Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. Across Scotland, we are reducing new HIV and Hepatitis C infections, encouraging people to get tested and providing much needed support to people living with, or affected by these conditions. Through our work, we are also challenging HIV and Hepatitis C related stigma, tackling health inequalities and promoting good sexual health.
About Waverley Care
Waverley Care is Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity. Across Scotland, we are reducing new HIV and hepatitis C infections, encouraging people to get tested and providing much needed support to people living with or affected by these conditions.
Through our work, we are also challenging HIV and hepatitis C related stigma, tackling health inequalities and promoting good sexual health.
Our vision is of a society free from HIV and hepatitis C stigma, where people know their status, and where individuals and communities living with or affected by these conditions enjoy good physical, mental and emotional health.
About the post
We are recruiting a Project Coordinator to join our new HIV Street Support Project. Funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, the pilot project is in response to the HIV outbreak in Glasgow by providing a street support service for people who inject drugs.
The Project Coordinator will be part of a small team, led by a Project Manager and assisted by a part time Project Worker, to provide outreach support.
The team will provide one-to-one support, ensuring people receive information and help to manage their chronic health needs, and will break down barriers that prevent people from accessing essential healthcare services. The project will also adopt a preventative approach, providing harm reduction advice and information to those at risk of HIV. The overall aim is for people to live fuller, healthier and longer lives.
It is anticipated that the majority of this work will be delivered through assertive outreach (i.e. taking the service to the people rather than expecting people to come to the service). As such this will involve working in places frequented by people who inject drugs (PWID) in Glasgow city centre, including street work.
Although the working hours of the Project will be worked across Monday to Friday, hours will be varied to consider the needs of users.
We are looking for someone who has a strong track record of working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs, who works well in a team as well as independently, and who is passionate about working with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in Scotland. If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.
In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.
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Advice / Information Giving
13th February 2019
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Administrative / Office Work
31st January 2019
Providing administration and office support across various projects for Waverley Care - Scotland's HIV and Hepatitis C Charity Printing and collating hand-out materials for training courses. Assisting with the administration of our 'condoms by post' scheme; packing, posting & d… Read more