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Work Positive Employment Mentor with Terrence Higgins Trust

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About this volunteering opportunity

Work Positive offers people living with HIV who are unemployed a structured professional employment development programme which can help individuals take positive steps back towards the workplace. Each participant is supported to develop and renew skills for the workplace, meet new people, explore work options and overcome personal barriers to work.

The Employment Mentor is an integral part of the support structure for each individual, providing space for the participant to ask questions, explore work ideas, reflect on their work experience and skills and gain feedback on job applications and interview technique.

The Type of Activities you could be involved with:
• Providing one-to-one support to a person living with HIV who is unemployed and who has the motivation to get back into the workplace
• Motivating and coaching the participant to make the most out of their work experience and further opportunities.
•Providing practical support which could include support with job searching, CVs, job applications and preparation for interviews.
• Encouraging and supporting participants to access other training opportunities as well as the Work Positive workshops.

Location: This role is available in and around Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Crawley and Hove.

Commitment: 1 - 2 hours every other week. Starting from September/October 2019

About this organisation

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is the leading HIV and sexual health charity in the UK working to reduce the spread of HIV and to promote good sexual health. We campaign for greater understanding of HIV and sexual ill-health, providing services across England, Wales and Scotland.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

All volunteers will be expected to completed a two day volunteer induction training.

All volunteers will complete role specific training with their local volunteer manager.

All volunteer will be offered regular supervision

All volunteers will be offered the opportunity to complete a variety of accredited training.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

• Excellent communication and active listening skills
• Ability to motivate self and others
• Experience in employment support, Information, Advice and Guidance and/or teaching adults
• Experience of supporting clients on a one-to-one basis
• Knowledge of the recruitment and employment sector will be an advantage
• An understanding of HIV and related issues e.g. fear and stigma associated with HIV
• Ability to give and receive support and feedback and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of commitment and reliability
• A commitment to setting and maintaining appropriate personal and professional boundaries
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Commitment to representing THT in a positive and constructive way

The contact person for this opportunity is Simone Howard, 02078121858

  • Expenses are paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

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