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Positively UK is recruiting a coordinator for the Women's Project

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Silvia Petretti
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Positively UK is recruiting a coordinator for the Women's Project
Posted on: May 6 2016, 11:56 am

Dear all,

I am excited to let you know that Positively UK is recruiting a new women coordinator for the project Positively Women,this is a fantastic opportunity for a woman living with HIV.

Details of the post and application procedure are available on our website:

http://positivelyuk.org/recruiting-new-womens-worker/

Project Overview
Positively UK’s women’s project Positively Women, will build on our established and successful interventions to move women from a new HIV diagnosis, or a time of crisis, and critical need to a state of health, well-being, and self-management.
Initially the project will expand upon best practice developed by our Pregnancy Project. Positively Women will aim to provide a holistic approach integrating HIV, maternal health, mental health, sex and relationships, gender based violence (GBV) and patient involvement to improve heath, and self-management.
The project will demonstrate that taking a whole person approach in tackling barriers to healthcare, improving access to multi-disciplinary services, motivating through peer-led interventions and enhancing patient engagement in their care will result in improved physical, mental and social well-being.
Positively Women’s Project Coordinator will be working with a team of peer mentors to provide one-to-one assessment, case management, mentoring, skills and confidence building, advocacy and information sharing to tackle barriers to self-management and achieve optimum health and well-being.
 
Project Aims
To improve the health of women living with HIV by taking a holistic approach addressing physical, emotional and social well-being
To establish collaborative working and integrate care pathways with a range of voluntary and statutory providers to meet the diverse needs of women living with HIV
To promote the greater involvement of women through peer mentoring and in advocating for themselves and others living with HIV
 
Groups and Workshops
The project will bring together our women’s support programmes including co-ordination of:
•   The Women’s Room Group Support: Monthly meetings providing opportunities for service users to connect with their community, access information on managing health, well-being and living well
•   Pregnancy Journey Workshops: addressing issues from conception to post-natal care with women living with HIV
The coordinator will also be in charge of developing a programme of enhanced workshops addressing areas including, Gender Based Violence, sexual health, mental health and well-being.
 
Assessment and Evaluation
A key outcome of this project will be the development and implementation of a new assessment and evaluation tool, with a new metric integrating well-being and service user engagement alongside the impact of social determinants such as immigration status, GBV. The women’s coordinator will work closely with an external research agency which will provide guidance in developing the metric, undertaking analysis and modelling project impact.
 
Volunteer Peer Mentoring
The Women’s Project Co-ordinator will working with our Project 100 Peer Mentoring team firstly to train women living with as peer mentors and mentor mothers to support women in London. Then to develop the volunteer Mentor Mothers initiative into an accredited programme and rolling out this training to centres outside of London enabling us reach more women living with HIV.
 
Partnership Working
Collaboration is crucial to our work and the project will work with health and social care agencies including specialist HIV clinics, HIV support agencies and women’s support NGOs. The Project Coordinator will work collaboratively with other NGO’s including training staff and volunteers across other agencies to increase joint understanding of HIV, GBV etc., increase capacity and establish care pathways linking women to other services.
 
The project is supported by a grant from the Big Lottery

Best Wishes,

Silvia Petretti
Deputy CEO
 
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