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Positive Peer Education Officer


Employer: WA AIDS Council
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: GLBTI & Sexual Health, Health Care & Allied Health, Mental Health & Counselling
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 19 March, 2019.
Applications close: 29 March, 2019. (Expired)

About Us

The WA AIDS Council is a non-government organisation committed to the HIV response in Western Australia. The Council leads the Western Australian community in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs), and the support and care of people living with HIV.

The WA AIDS Council is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people living with HIV, people of diverse sexuality and/or gender, and people with disabilities.

Position Profile

This is a peer role in the context of 'living with HIV', with an expectation that the applicant would be comfortable and willing to be open about their HIV status and sharing aspects of their journey of living with HIV, as part of the role.

The Positive Peer Education Officer is an integral part of the Clinical and Support Services Division of the WA AIDS Council and provides peer-informed education and specialised support in a professional environment. This position works to encourage engagement into services and provides education and support to improve / enhance the lives of those living with HIV.

This will include:

  • Providing emotional and practical support to clients;
  • Identify and develop client directed support/treatment plan goals and monitor ongoing achievement of goals;
  • Modelling and supporting clients to engage in and practice healthy behaviours;
  • Assess in the readiness and support the management of HIV treatment, provide education on HIV medication, anticipated benefits / side effects and importance of adherence;
  • Assist clients to navigate the service system and community resources;
  • Facilitate the Peer Mentor Program through training, mentoring and educating Peer Mentors;
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external medical, nursing, support and case management staff;
  • Provide services to the community and healthcare providers, including but not limited to awareness, advocacy and prevention education;
  • Maintain appropriate records within team.

The position is:

  • Permanent part time 0.6 FTE (22.5 hours per week).
  • Remunerated at Social and Community Services (WA) Interim Award 2011 - Level 5.
  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice.
  • Generous salary packaging is available.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

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