Peer Navigator - Brisbane
Employer: Queensland Positive People
Work Type/s: Part Time, Contract
Classification/s: Care & Support Work, GLBTI & Sexual Health, Mental Health & Counselling
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast
Job posted on: 09 December, 2016.
Applications close: 15 January, 2017. (Expired)
- Do you remember when you first discovered you had HIV?
- Have you ever wanted to help others navigate their own diagnosis?
- If you are living with HIV, this is your opportunity to guide and support those who are newly diagnosed with HIV!
The role of a Peer Navigator is to support and guide PLHIV who are newly diagnosed or needing additional support to effectively engage in care.
The primary purpose of the Peer Navigator role is to provide client-centred support to PLHIV who are newly diagnosed or re-engaging in care. This will require the delivery of highly structured time-limited interventions that aim to foster personal resilience and improve health literacy. The delivery method of these interventions will primarily involve one-on-one client interactions, at outreach locations that offer privacy and safety to the clients. A key aspect of this role will be to work under the guidance of the Peer Navigation Coordinator to provide an individualised, outcome focused service that offers seamless care coordination with other Life+ services.
For this positon, we are seeking a person who identifies and is able to work with a particular demographic of newly diagnosed PLHIV, someone who is around 20-30yo and identifies as gay, bisexual or MSM. It is a genuine occupational requirement that the Peer Navigator is able to identify with the client; and the client is able to identify with the Peer Navigator.
This is a part-time role, offering 15.2 hours per week, to deliver Peer Navigation services throughout the greater Brisbane until 30 June 2017. It is highly probable that the program funding for this role will continue after 30 June 2017.
Interviews will be conducted in Brisbane in late January 2017. Successful applicants would need to be available or training in Brisbane during February 2017.