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Peer Treatment Facilitator/ Treatment Support Facilitator (Case Manager) - Gold Coast

Queensland Positive People

Queensland Positive People is now recruiting for 3 positions:

  1. Gold Coast - Peer Treatment Facilitator OR Treatment Support Facilitator
  2. Brisbane - Peer Treatment Facilitator OR Treatment Support Facilitator
  3. North QLD - Peer Treatment Facilitator OR Treatment Support Facilitator

This posting is for a Gold Coast (Beenleigh-based) position. Please see relevant position descriptions attached in 'Supporting Materials' below.

Please clearly indicate on your application whether you are applying for a Peer Treatment Facilitator role OR a Treatment Support Facilitator role, as there is only one position available for each location. Please only apply for the position that is most appropriate for you.

ABOUT QPP

QPP is a peer-based advocacy and service organisation committed to actively promoting self-determination and empowerment for all people living with HIV (PLHIV). The organisation has grown through peers and allies creating safe and supportive spaces with and for each other – where we support each other to be well-informed; experience health and quality of life free from stigma and discrimination; feel empowered to enjoy increased levels of optimism, confidence and resilience; and play an active role in determining our futures.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are looking for self-motivated candidates to apply for the Case Manager position as either a Peer Treatment Facilitator OR a Treatment Support Facilitator.

Peer Treatment Facilitators support the delivery of treatment support services to People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to improve engagement in care and treatment and reduce stigma and discrimination towards the PLHIV community.

The primary purpose of the Peer Treatment Facilitator (PTF) is to provide client-centred peer navigation and/or case management support to PLHIV who are experiencing barriers, which negatively affect their ability to commence and/or maintain HIV treatment and care. This role requires the use of the lived experience of HIV and the application of case management and self-management framework, as such is required to be filled by a person living with HIV who is comfortable sharing their experience with clients and the community. The PTF will assess client circumstances and needs holistically and provide peer education and practical assistance to navigate the health system. The PTF will also build tailored action plans in collaboration with clients to overcome identified barriers and address the social determinants of health that impact treatment uptake, adherence, and retention in care.

Treatment Support Facilitators support the delivery of treatment support services to People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to improve engagement in care and treatment and reduce stigma and discrimination towards the PLHIV community.

The treatment support case management role, with a strong focus on client empowerment, is based in Cairns and provides a variety of experiences and learning opportunities for staff. The role requires skills and experience in providing complex case management support for those experiencing challenges and issues such as mental health, finances, housing, and employment as well as comprehensive project management, time management, facilitation and event coordination skills. The TSF will also build tailored action plans in collaboration with clients to overcome identified barriers and address the social determinants of health that impact treatment uptake, adherence, and retention in care.

We’re interested in candidates with extensive knowledge and experience of the HIV sector and the passion and drive to bring new ideas to the organisation that will support a diverse range of our clients to achieve optimal health and emotional wellbeing.

Working in a small team of dedicated, dynamic staff and volunteers committed to social change and action, you will have excellent program coordination, time management and communication skills, and strong attention to detail. You will be client focused, an excellent communicator and exhibit strong empathy, compassion and cultural awareness.

This SCHCADS Award level 5 position is offered full time, and located in Beenleigh with outreach covering the region Gold Coast and west to Toowoomba. Generous salary packaging is available. To apply for this position you must fulfil the requirements of the Position Description and provide a written response to the Key Selection Criteria.

Queensland Positive People is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People living with HIV and people who identify as culturally, sexually or gender diverse are particularly encouraged to apply.

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