Permanent, Full Time - 35 Hour Week
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Terrence Higgins Trust have an exciting opportunity for a Health Promotion Specialist to join our team in Essex, working as part of the Essex Sexual Health Service.
The post holder will support in the design and delivery of effective health promotion (HP) and behaviour change communication (BCC) interventions appropriate to the needs of Seldom Heard from Communities namely; People of African/Caribbean Heritage, Commercial Sex Workers (CSW), Men who have sex with men (MSM) and other groups at increased risk of poor sexual health outcomes. Delivery will be through community engagement approaches that tackle HIV related stigma and discrimination. Delivering targeted interventions that increase knowledge and awareness of HIV, increase HIV testing and highlight the benefits of early diagnosis, access to care treatment and increase the uptake of broader sexual health services across Essex and Thurrock.
The post holder will be expected to undertake comprehensive training in order to achieve Assistant Practitioner (AP) competencies, to enable them to be able to offer HIV point of care testing (POCT) for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections.
The role will also incorporate delivering sexual health promotion services to young people, through delivery of relationship and sexual health education (RSHE), outreach delivery and supporting young people via the 1-2-1 education and early intervention programme.
We will be reviewing & shortlisting applications on a rolling basis and may close the vacancy earlier if recruited to.
Terrence Higgins Trust was set up in 1982 following the death of its namesake, Terry Higgins, who was one of the very first people to die of an AIDS-related illness in the UK. As an organisation we are always aiming to ensure we are always meeting the needs of people affected by HIV and poor sexual health.
A courageous organisation
We were formed in 1982 following the death of Terry Higgins, one of the very first to die from an AIDS-related illness in the UK. Since then, we’ve acted boldly and passionately to meet the challenges of this ever-changing epidemic. Now as the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, we are looking to take new, innovative steps to drive forward our ambition.
An ambitious organisation
We are working to end HIV transmission in the UK by 2030, help people to live with HIV and improve the nation’s sexual health. It’s a critical moment - for the first time our goals are within reach. We are working together with our beneficiaries and partners to make the end of HIV transmission a reality.
A people organisation
Terrence Higgins Trust is its people- our service users are central to our organisation and the services we provide, at the core of our organisation, driving how we work, where we work and what we do. Our talented staff create innovative and engaging programmes, many of whom are also living with HIV. We know that equity, diversity and inclusion are critical to the work we do. We are striving to be an anti-racist, anti -exist organisation and are committed to having a workforce with people from different backgrounds.
At Terrence Higgins Trust we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of the vulnerable adults and young people with whom we work and we will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with these groups are recruited to work for us. Certain posts are therefore subject to a range of vetting checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in England and Wales or Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check in Scotland.
Having a criminal conviction and/or any other information divulged on the DBS/PVG check would not necessarily prevent you from working for the charity, but any recruitment decision will be dependent on the nature of the position sought and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).
At Terrence Higgins Trust we know that equity, diversity and inclusion are critical to the work we do. We are striving to be an anti-racist, anti-sexist organisation and are committed to having a workforce with people from different backgrounds. It is the responsibility of each one of us in the Charity to create an environment of inclusion and belonging within the organisation. Our work has to be internal first so that it can impact on all that we do for all the communities who use our services.
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