Sessional Community Testing Worker

  • Supply
  • Hull

Yorkshire MESMAC

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.

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. We expect all our staff and sessional workers 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.

We are seeking to appoint the following:

Sessional Community Testing Worker – Hull (2 positions available) 

The overall aim of is to

  • To reduce the prevalence of HIV/STI infection and poor sexual health within the Hull population
  • To reduce late diagnosis of HIV and other STIs in Hull. 

The primary objectives of the post are:

  • 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 offer information and sexual health resources, including condoms and lube
  • To keep accurate and up to date records
  • To market these services, monitor and evaluate them.

Salary £12.07 per hour

Testing sessions can take place in a morning, afternoon or evening and occasionally weekends. They are 3 hours per session, plus a further 1 hour of administration time per session. Due to the nature of the work there will be a mandatory training period (of approximately up to 5 weeks) where successful candidates will be required to attend at least one testing session per week as part of their training.

Once the testing training has been completed, and a competency assessment for delivering the sexual health screens taken place and been passed, then the successful candidate will be added to the pool of sessional workers. Sessional Workers will then be given the opportunity to undertake regular testing sessions either weekly or fortnightly, and be required to attend mandatory clinical supervision, meetings and update training periodically.  Candidates will need to provide evidence to support Hep B immunity to carry out this role 

Application packs can be downloaded from our website: http://mesmac.co.uk/contact/vacancies

Closing date is:   Noon on Tuesday 28th March 2017

Please note that late applications and CV’s will not be accepted

Interviews will be held Friday 7th April 2017

We are striving to be an equal opportunities employer, and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community. (Charity no 1040407).

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://mesmac.co.uk/contact/vacancies →