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We’re Recruiting! Vacancy: Well for Living Manager

 

DEADLINE

  • Job Title: Well for Living Manager
  • Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
  • Hours: 37 Per Week (Fixed Term until the end of May 2015 in the first instance)
  • Salary: £23,215
  • CLOSING DATE AND TIME: TUESDAY 29TH APRIL 2014 12:00 NOON Closed

Well for Living, the Social Enterprise for LASS (Leicestershire AIDS Support Services) is recruiting for a Manager.  Well for Living, is a community support agency which offers a choice of personal support services to individuals.

Our clients choose Well for Living to help support domestic tasks such as cleaning, laundry or gardening to social needs like outings and trips.  Well for Living also engages in projects to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, we provide community support services providing catering, training or consultancy services to the wider community.

Our clients choose Well for Living to help support domestic tasks such as cleaning, laundry or gardening to social needs like outings and trips.  Well for Living also engages in projects to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, we provide community support services providing catering, training or consultancy services to the wider community.  

The Well for Living manager will lead and manage Well for Living (LASS Social Enterprise Ltd) in the delivery of a range of income generating wellbeing services and opportunities, and to ensure these are compliant with all legislative and quality requirements and in keeping with the 3 main delivery areas in our strategic plan – personal support, community support and product sales.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and ensure delivery a range of high quality personal support services to people in their homes including marketing and promotion, assessment of new clients and allocation of case work, monitoring, quality assurance, and liaison with finance for invoicing.

Additionally, the role will manage the delivery of awareness raising events and training for sexual health and HIV, the LASS café and room hire services as contracted by, and in liaison with LASS managers. This will include management of sessional and part time staff, booking and allocation of resources, budget management, promotion and development of services, quality assurance.

The ideal candidate will have education or training in Business Management, Customer Care, Education, Training, or Health and Social Care level 3 or equivalent.  Excellent project planning skills and experience in providing education or training, care or support services.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be a self-starter, competent with Microsoft Office packages and will report on feedback and outcome delivery on a regular basis.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday, 29th April 2014 at 12:00 noon.

Interviews will be held on Friday, 2nd May 2014.

 

 

 

It’s 2013, & HIV Positive Job Seekers are Humiliated by Job Centre Staff

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A HIV positive jobseeker has said he was left humiliated by staff at a Kent job centre.

Jayce Carberry said staff in Maidstone made him declare his condition within earshot of others, and told him he had to see a disability adviser.

He said an adviser also said he would seek legal advice about what contact Mr Carberry could have with other staff.  The government said jobseekers were asked if they had a condition which could affect certain jobs.

Former hairdresser Mr Carberry said he went to the job centre a few weeks ago to discuss his options.

‘That stigma’

He said he was not disabled, and the advisor asked if he could write his HIV status in his notes, he said. Mr Carberry said he did not want it mentioned.

“His [the adviser’s] reply was I’ll have to speak to my legal team to see if we have to disclose your HIV status to any members of the staff you come into contact with in this building,” Mr Carberry said.

“Obviously I was a bit speechless.

“For somebody to make a comment like that, it just takes you all the way back to the beginning and your self-esteem is shattered, you go back to feeling ashamed.

“You’re subjected to that stigma and it’s really upsetting.”

Equalities Minister Helen Grant has written to the job centre
Equalities Minister Helen Grant, Mr Carberry’s MP, said she had written to the job centre and to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to raise her concerns.

Ms Grant, Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weal, said: “It’s absolutely right that if people like Jayce do what they’ve done – go out, try to get work – that they should be given all the help and support that they need and deserve and at the same time, they must be treated with absolute dignity and respect.”

The Department for Work and Pensions, which speaks for job centres, said people did not officially have to declare medical conditions when applying for Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Original Article via BBC News

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Discussion:

What are your experiences when seeking work?  Have you ever had to disclose your status unwillingly?  Does HIV status even matter when seeking work (as opposed to starting work) and do you feel you should disclose to staff at Job Centres.