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HCV Peer Support Worker


Work Type/s:
 Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Health Promotion
Location: Sydney

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.

Position Objectives 

  1. Understanding of and delivering health promotion for people who use drugs
  2. Support the work of NUAA in the clinic, at events and face-to-face work as required
  3. Support the Needle and Syringe Program’s Nurse Led Primary Health Care Clinic.
  4. Provide peer education and support to people accessing NSP around hepatitis C testing and treatment
  5. Support people on hepatitis C treatment
  6. Assist with the delivery of Dried Blood Spot Testing for people accessing the NSP.
  7. Assist with NSP delivery when required
  8. Participate in NUAA team activities as required

Essential Selection Criteria:

  1. Understanding and support of NUAA’s aims and objectives
  2. Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and deliver health promotion messages to people who inject drugs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team
  4. Detailed understanding of issues around injecting drug use and hepatitis C testing and treatment
  5. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  6. Ability to connect with the membership of NUAA and our core constituents
  7. Ability to work as a member of a small team
  8. Ability to take direction
  9. Understanding of harm reduction and needle and syringe program
  10. Competency in Microsoft Office and Cloud Based Programs

Desirable

  1. Ability to work flexible hours
  2. Experience working with volunteers
  3. Current NSW driver’s license

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How to apply for this job

Written applications must address the selection criteria separately to be considered. To apply please email your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to lisaa@nuaa.org.au using the subject line: HCV Peer Support Worker application via EthicalJobs.

Please apply by 5pm 28 September 2018.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact the NSP Coordinator, Lucy Pepolim on (02) 8354 7300 or at lucyp@nuaa.org.au.