Hepatitis C Support Worker - LLR
Fixed Term Contract - Up to 12 Months
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Turning Point’s CQC Outstanding rated Substance Misuse Services across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as a Hepatitis C support worker.
In addition to providing blood borne virus screening, your role will entail providing positive engagement and harm reduction interventions, including assertive outreach to support service users to refer, access and complete blood borne virus screening and treatment for Hepatitis C. You will support the delivery of well-liver clinic across the service at various sites based in the City, County and Rutland. Therefore the ability to travel is essential.
You will contribute to multi-disciplinary team meetings with the Recovery Workers within the service to support positive engagement and treatment planning in relation to Hepatitis C testing and treatment. The role will entail liaising with service user groups to drive prevention and promoting Hepatitis treatment, supporting peer and service user involvement to deliver health education and health protection relating to Hepatitis C. Contributing to effective clinical governance systems, including supporting accurate data collection and service audit completion will be a key role responsibility. You will be expected to build positive working alliances through multi-agency and partnership working to support a harm reduction approach, promoting prevention, early intervention, testing and treatment for Hepatitis C.
The Ideal Candidate
Ideally with lived experience of completing Hepatitis C treatment and experience of supporting people who are affected by substance misuse. Working as a Hepatitis C support link worker within a multi-disciplinary team to support the successful delivery of Turning Point’s Hepatitis C strategy within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Why Turning Point?
As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.
Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.
We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.
Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.
What Benefits Will I Receive?
Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:
- Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, with silver accreditation from Investors in People
- 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
- Flexible benefit options including cycle to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive pension and life assurance schemes
- Employee assistance programme and access to online health and wellbeing support
- Flexible working patterns to support work-life balance
- Access to a wide range of discounts, including cinema tickets, grocery and high-street shopping and gym memberships
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.