Part-Time Sexual Health Advisor LGBT
SEXUAL HEALTH ADVISOR
(Specialist Advisor – Chemsex)
Fixed term contract (2 years initially)
Hours: 20 hrs per week
Shift Pattern: Evenings and occasional weekends
Location: Luton Bedfordshire
Pay: £17,290 pro rata
Luton Community Housing; we are so much more than a Housing Association, and although we may be small, we think BIG! To enable us to do this, and succeed in our mission to Improve Lives, we need the best people working for us.
LGBT Links Luton, a vital division of LCH, is a local charity that offers support and advice to the LGB & T community in the Luton area. We are looking for a dedicated and ambitious Chemsex Specialist Advisor who is as passionate as we are to empower clients to have a better quality of life.
You’ll play an important role at LGBT Links Luton addressing the rising trend of MSMs (men who have sex with men) engaging in sexual encounters while under the influence of drugs. This role will require a knowledge of safe drug use, risk reduction, care plans, motivational interviewing techniques and sexual health (reducing risks). You’ll manage and lead your own cases both within LGBT Links and with external clients.
Your aim is to promote safer sexual practices and drug use reduction strategies, through effective outreach interventions. Empowering clients to boost their confidence and awareness using motivational interviewing techniques is crucial, where excellent relationship building qualities are needed. To also provide an outstanding service to clients and effectively liaise with relevant clinicians and key workers regarding substance misuse and medical advice.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting our MSM clients and safer drug use, ensuring thorough risk assessments that effective care plans are in place. Experience using online platforms such as Grindr, Scruff, etc are desired to effectively engage with potential service users. It is desirable that you have experience working with different demographics within a sexual health setting. You will also need a full clean driving licence and access to a car for the role.
We know there’s more to life than work – that’s why when you join Luton Community Housing you’ll get your pick of our amazing company perks. That includes phone insurance, tastecards, and great price cinema tickets, plus loads more. Find out more about all our employee rewards here: https://www.perkbox.co.uk/lutoncommunityhousing
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.
LCH promotes diversity & Equal Opportunities, and welcomes applications regardless of your age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or race.
Closing date for receipt of applications: noon on Wednesday 31st May 2017
How to ApplyIf you would like to apply for the above position please complete the application forms which can be found on our website www.lutonhousing.org.uk and send to HRSupport@lch-ltd.co.uk
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