London, Greater London
Paddington, Greater London
£32,000 per year (FTE)
Permanent, Part-time, 24hrs per week
Job description

CHIVA’s mission is to ensure that children, young people and families living with HIV
become healthier, happier and more in control of their own futures. CHIVA works to ensure
young people living with HIV have the treatment and care, knowledge, understanding, skills
and wider support needed to live well and achieve their greatest potential.

We are looking for a specialist project support officer to join our growing charity. You should
be a qualified healthcare or social care professional or qualified therapist with a passion for
the work of our organisation and a clear understanding of the issues facing young people
growing up with HIV. You should also be committed to the safeguarding of children and
young people and the ethos of the organisation.

You will provide emotional and social support and HIV education to children and young
people who are living with HIV in the London region Your main duties will include holding
one to one meetings in clinics and in the community and providing emotional and social
support in group settings during peer events. Your work will be focussed on enabling a
smooth transition to adult services. You will work with multi disciplinary teams across the
region, attending meetings and providing support to ensure that children and young people
are provided with the right level of support as and when required. As part of this role you will
act as an advocate for young people and their families in wider society and liaise with other
organisations such as local authorities and schools/colleges.

*Please note this role will become a Job Share position when the current post holder
returns from Maternity Leave in 2022 to comprise a full time position.

Candidate requirements: 
A health care or social work professional or qualified therapist
An understanding of issues facing children and young people growing up with HIV
Experience of working with children and families who may have complex needs
Demonstrable understanding of, and commitment to, Confidentiality and Data Protection

CHIVA is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion. We
welcome applications from people with the appropriate skills from all parts of the community

Please note that we are only able to accept applications submitted on our branded
application form. We cannot accept CVs in respect of this post, see below web address link.

Chiva :: Part Time Specialist Project Support Officer




Refreshed on: 20 December 2021
Closed date: 04 January 2022
Job ref: Specialist Project Support Officer- London.
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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