Are you interested in supporting LGBT people? Would you like to develop your CV and have the opportunity to supervise and mentor volunteers in a structured role. Are you interested in developing your own service and have lots of ideas? Then we need you.
The Rainbow Project would like to recruit three Volunteer Outreach Supervisors to coordinate our Outreach programme. The Volunteer Outreach programme is an evening and weekend opportunity providing information, advice and support directly to vulnerable Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender service users on the gay scene.
The responsibilities of the Volunteer Outreach Officers will be to provide safer sex packs to Gay and Bisexual Men, engage LGBT people in conversation around drugs and alcohol, emotional health and wellbeing and to raise awareness of support services for LGBT people such as the Rainbow Project advocacy programme for victims of homophobia or transphobia.
This opportunity is excellent for social butterflies, keen to engage with LGBT people in a club environment on a range of issues while also enjoying the atmosphere, the craic and the music. Start off the night getting dressed up in TRP uniforms, listen to music and get psyched and ready to go out to Kremlin, El Divino, Fox’s Den, Bubu, Candy Crush, Men of the North, Cherry, Lollipop, Maverick and so on. You will be given extensive training and will undergo an interview process. All volunteers will receive 6 monthly one to ones and a plethora of opportunities to upskill on ASIST, Safe Talk, ACET and Drugs and Alcohol courses. So why not develop your CV with something a bit different once or twice a month on a Monday/Friday night!
Hours will be 10 hours per month and the post is flexible.
The LGB and T Outreach Health Development Officer will:
Deliver and distribute safer sex packs to the LGB and T commercial scene in Belfast in order to work to decrease levels of undiagnosed HIV and STIs within gay and bisexual men
Be present to deliver outreach sessions on evenings and weekends to the LGB and T commercial scene alongside volunteers
Manage a small team of Outreach volunteers who will distribute and engage with potential service users on the LGB and T commercial scene
Engage directly with service users to answer sexual health enquiries and provide information on Rainbow Project services such as rapid testing, advocacy, outreach clinics and support services
Ensure the personal safety of themselves and volunteers attending evening outreach sessions
Report directly to the Sexual Heath Development Officer to discuss any issues and provide monthly updates on the delivery of the service including numbers of packs distributed and volunteers attending
Essential Qualifications & Experience
– A commitment to the ethos of The Rainbow Project and its services
– Experience of working on own initiative with limited on-going supervision
Desirable Qualifications & Experience
– Experience of coordination or development of services
– Experience in working with vulnerable people in a detached setting
– Supervisory Experience
– Good written and verbal communication skills;
– Good interpersonal skills;
– Commitment to equality and social inclusion;
– Commitment to confidentiality and impartiality.
The Rainbow Project requires all posts within the organisation to carry a degree of flexibility in their execution of duties in order to assist the development of the organisation. The above job description should not be viewed as an exhaustive list as other tasks may need to be undertaken as directed by the line manager.