Job Vacancy with Yorkshire MESMAC

Community Development Worker – African and Migrant Communities
NJC Scale 6 starting at £22,937 for 37 hours per week + 5% workplace pension and membership of Simply Health (on completion of probationary period) – salary is reviewed annually.
This is a fixed term contract until 31 December 2017 with the possibility of a 12 month extension.
Yorkshire MESMAC is a group of independent community based sexual health and social wellbeing services that are committed to developing and delivering services that are responsive to the needs of our communities.
They expect all staff to be able to demonstrate the following core competencies.
• A commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice.
• An ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds in a respectful and empowering way.
• A strong and full commitment to confidentiality.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• The ability to work as part of a diverse team.

They are currently seeking to appoint a Community Development Worker to work with African and Migrant Communities.
The overall aims of this work are:
• To reduce the prevalence of HIV/STI infection and poor sexual health within the Hull population and Black African and migrant communities.
• To promote better sexual health choices through outreach, social media, events and community development.
• To reduce late diagnosis of HIV and other STIs in Hull.
The primary objectives of the post are:
• To develop expertise in and focus the majority of work on the following target group: Black African and Migrant communities. To maintain and use the skills required to work with all population groups.
• To undertake outreach work, focusing on the following target groups: Black African and Migrant communities groups, areas/events where the above may go – assessing need in relation to safer sex and sexual health.
• To develop forums, groups and events which meet the needs of Black African and Migrant communities.
• To offer information, training and sexual health resources, including condoms and lube, in a variety of settings; including over the telephone, face to face and over internet.
• To deliver appropriate community based sexual health interventions including HIV and syphilis point of care tests (POCT), pregnancy tests and chlamydia gonorrhoea screening to the target groups in community settings and during our testing drop ins at our Hull base.
• To market these services, monitor and evaluate them.
• To work in partnership with appropriate agencies to develop these services further.
Application packs can be downloaded from http://mesmac.co.uk/contact/vacancies
Closing date for applications is noon Wednesday 16th March 2016
Interviews for the post will be held on 29th March 2016.

Note: This is not a property of HANA

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