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HCV Peer Support Worker
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health Promotion
Job posted on: 12 September, 2018.
Applications close: 28 September, 2018.
- Employment: Full or part time, negotiable. Fixed term for two years with possibility of extension
- Classification: SCHADS Level 3-4 ($28.21-34.56)
- Reports to: NSP Coordinator
- Location: Primary Location NUAA NSP 345 Crown St Surry Hills, Secondary Location NUAA Office 414 Elizabeth St Surry Hills
The NSW Users and AIDS Association is a peer-based organisation for people who use drugs in NSW. The focus of this role is to support the NUAA-Kirketon Road Centre Primary Care clinic. The primary care clinic will be approximately 20 hours per week and will involve a clinician and peer support worker collaboratively assisting community members to access best practice health care. The focus will of the clinic is increasing access to hepatitis C testing and treatment. The clinic is situated at NUAA’s Needle and Syringe Program on Crown Street, Surry Hills. Depending on skills and experience, the role can be part time with a clinic focus or full time to include NSP work.
- Understanding of and delivering health promotion for people who use drugs
- Support the work of NUAA in the clinic, at events and face-to-face work as required
- Support the Needle and Syringe Program’s Nurse Led Primary Health Care Clinic.
- Provide peer education and support to people accessing NSP around hepatitis C testing and treatment
- Support people on hepatitis C treatment
- Assist with the delivery of Dried Blood Spot Testing for people accessing the NSP.
- Assist with NSP delivery when required
- Participate in NUAA team activities as required
Essential Selection Criteria:
- Understanding and support of NUAA’s aims and objectives
- Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and deliver health promotion messages to people who inject drugs.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team
- Detailed understanding of issues around injecting drug use and hepatitis C testing and treatment
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
- Ability to connect with the membership of NUAA and our core constituents
- Ability to work as a member of a small team
- Ability to take direction
- Understanding of harm reduction and needle and syringe program
- Competency in Microsoft Office and Cloud Based Programs
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Experience working with volunteers
- Current NSW driver’s license
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