HIV Ireland has announced a new job opening for an Outreach Worker.
HIV Ireland became the new name of the Dublin AIDS Alliance which has been addressing HIV/AIDS in Ireland for 32 years. Their mission is to contribute towards a significant reduction in the incidence and prevalence of HIV in Ireland and towards the realisation of an AIDS-free generation.
HIV Ireland delivers an extensive programme of community support services, a growing element of which is community-based testing and outreach initiatives.
“We are excited to be strengthening our service offering to gay, bi and other men who have sex with men by devising sex-positive, judgment-free and harm reduction-based services and supports for the community.”
Recent figures from the HPSC show that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV and STIs and so a programme of services created and delivered by peers is key to stemming further rises and encouraging a better sense of sexual wellbeing.
HIV Ireland is excited to start recruitment of an outreach worker who will work with a small team of gay men engaging with gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men by providing information and support on HIV and STIs and to encourage good sexual health and wellbeing.
Outreach work will be delivered through digital platforms such as hook-up apps and cruising sites in addition to sex-on-premises venues, semi-public sex environments, pubs, clubs and clinical settings.
The position is ideal for an outgoing person that is comfortable speaking about sex and works well in a team. It’s a fantastic opportunity to make an impact in our community and it is personally rewarding and enriching work.
This role will require flexibility as much of the work will take place during evenings and weekends.
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