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Project Officer - Custody to Community - Mid-North Coast

Hepatitis NSW

About the role

The Custody to Community Project is a new project for Hepatitis NSW with the aim of assisting people who are exiting prison while on hepatitis C treatment in completing their course of 12-week treatment and getting tested to check that they are cured upon completion. There are two roles within this project: one based in Sydney and one based on the Mid-North Coast (MNC). This role is based on the Mid-North Coast and is a 14 hours (2 days) per week role.

The Project Officer - MNC will work closely with the Sydney-based Project Officer in the program and Justice Health NSW to determine those people in the Mid-North Coast Correctional Centre at Kempsey currently on hepatitis C treatment and who may be released in the next 6-8 weeks. The Project Officer - MNC will then organise to visit or make contact with that client in prison, build rapport, and establish ways to contact and connect with them upon release. Once released into the community, the Project Officer - MNC will support the client in continuing their treatment, linking up with any relevant hepatitis services, and facilitating testing after completion of treatment to check if they are cured. Contact post-release will be via phone only.

Key areas of work will include:

  • Developing and implementing the Custody to Community project.
  • Working closely with Justice Health to establish systems to connect with people in prison who are on hep C treatment and due for release in the near future.
  • Working closely with the Sydney-based Project Officer to build, implement, and evaluate the project.
  • Establishing strong and diverse relationships with partners who can provide continuity of care to people exiting the criminal justice system.
  • Develop a strong suite of referral links and pathways to assist clients with addressing non-hepatitis issues after release from prison.
  • Building strong data collection and evaluation tools to build a strong evidence base for the program and meet key performance indicators.
  • Contacting people in prison to establish rapport in order to assist with their treatment continuation post-release.
  • Contacting people post-release via phone to ensure continuity of care, completion of treatment, and testing for cure (SVR testing).
  • Other organisational duties, as required.

Selection Criteria

Please respond to the following criteria, providing specific, detailed examples that demonstrate you have the qualifications, knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities identified above.

We recommend providing a couple of hundred words for each point as these will be the criteria your application is judged upon. If you do not complete the selection criteria, your application will not be considered.

  • Give a detailed example of a time you worked on a project to improve the health, social, cultural, or financial outcomes of a specific group or community.
  • Detail your skills and experience in working quickly to build, develop, or grow a program.
  • Give a detailed example of working with a diverse group of stakeholders to deliver a project, program, or activity in a community setting.
  • Provide an explanation of why this role interests you.
  • If you have any experience working in the criminal justice space or with people affected by the criminal justice system, please provide an overview of that experience here. If you do not, please leave this space blank; it will not negatively impact your application.


Please download the attached job pack for more detail about the role and organisation. Please ensure you have addressed the selection criteria in your cover letter.

For more information about this role, if you need any clarification, or if you'd simply like to chat about the position, please contact:

Kyle Leadbeatter, Program Manager - Priority Populations and Settings

02 8217 7707 - [email protected] using the subject line: Project Officer - Custody to Community (Mid-North Coast) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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