Health Inequalities Project – Peer Support Coordinator

Health Inequalities Project – Peer Support Coordinator

  • Job Title: Health Inequalities Project – Peer Support Coordinator
  • Salary: £23,697.13 (£11,374.62) per annum (actual salary)
  • Hours: 18 hrs p/w, fixed term for 1 year starting 1st of April 2021
  • Closing date: Monday 1st February 2021 – 12 Noon
  • Interviews to be held on Monday 15th February 2021

Leeds Autism AIM is part of the Advonet Group, a growing organisation working with people who are marginalised, to raise their voices and have their rights respected. Leeds Autism AIM is co-led by autistic adults with 75% of the staff team having an autism diagnosis.

We have an exciting opportunity based within the Leeds Autism AIM service for someone passionate about ensuring the autistic population, who experience health inequalities, have access to, and are enabled to engage in healthcare services. This is a pioneering pilot that will both lead to tackling health inequalities and has the potential to be rolled out to other Local Care Partnerships beyond the initial 1-year pilot.

We are seeking an experienced Project Co-ordinator who can deliver the day to day activities involved in this project. The successful candidate for this position will work alongside the Project Lead and Peer Support Worker to primarily:

  • Deliver training to partners
  • Successfully engage with autistic individuals and support them to access healthcare through their GP practice
  • Support individuals to complete self advocacy resources to enable them to achieve better health outcomes
  • Develop self advocacy resources to help improve access and health outcomes

We are seeking a motivated individual who has experience of engaging with and working alongside both professionals and autistic adults to achieve good health outcomes.

You need to have relevant experience in similar type roles and have excellent engagement skills and understanding of the impact of health inequalities for the autistic population. We would particularly welcome applications from applicants who have lived experience of autism.

To apply for this role, please complete the Advonet Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, which can be found on the links on this page, along with a detailed job description and person specification (CVs will not be accepted). Please return applications to jobs@advonet.org.uk.

Reasonable adjustments can be requested if you are successful in gaining an interview. We will inform all applicants whether they are successful in gaining an interview or not.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the post please call on 0113 244 0606 and ask to speak to Owen Walker, AIM Manager.

Download the forms by clicking on each button. Then, once completed, please email them to jobs@advonet.org.uk.

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