Are you looking to make a direct impact on the lives of some of the people worst hit by the consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown? Are you passionate about addressing inequalities in our society? Do you think outside the box?
We are recruiting a Health Improvement Coordinator to work with people in Glasgow who have been directly affected by hepatitis C and HIV, in particular those who are currently involved in the criminal justice system.
As part of the Health Improvement Team West, you will support individuals living with hepatitis C and/or HIV at every stage of their journey, from testing through to treatment and a life free from hepatitis C and/or living well with HIV. You will raise awareness, challenge stigma, and help to restart vital assertive outreach support to the most vulnerable and digitally excluded.
The work is very ‘hands on’, helping people to maintain a vital link to treatment for hepatitis C and/or HIV as they move through the criminal justice system. To make this work, the role will also involve some partnership working with prison staff, NHS staff (in particular, blood borne virus nurses and consultants), and other organisations.
In addition, you will work to educate people about hepatitis C and HIV, and offer blood borne virus testing in the community to those who wish to test. You will be part of the drive to eliminate hepatitis C from Scotland and to reduce new HIV infections to zero.
Our service is community-based, going to where people are rather than waiting for them to come to us, which could mean working with people on the street or visiting people in prison, if/when COVID-19 restrictions allow it.
As part of a busy and solutions-focused team, we are looking for someone who has a strong track record of, and is passionate about working with, vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs to improve their health and wellbeing. 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.
Please note the funding for this position is initially until January/February 2022. Further funding will be sought.