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Peer Navigator

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Location : Melbourne

Organisation : Living Positive Victoria

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 26-02-2018

About the Role

The Peer Navigator Program is a dynamic new program situated within Living Positive
Victoria’s suite of peer support services. The peer support service is staffed by a multidisciplinary
team of people who work together to provide care and support to people
living with HIV (PLHIV) across Victoria. The goal of the Peer Navigator Program is to
promote the health and well-being of all PLHIV in order to build an individual’s capacity
to self-manage their HIV, build their resilience and enjoy optimal health and wellbeing.

The primary role of the Peer Navigator is to provide individualised client-centred support
for PLHIV who are newly diagnosed, re-engaging in care or have complex needs. This
will require the delivery of interventions that that promote treatment readiness,
treatment adherence, retention in care and improved individual health outcomes. A
further aim is to foster personal resilience, improved health literacy and emotional
wellbeing.

The delivery of these interventions will involve one-on-one client engagement in high
HIV caseload clinics and community settings, as well as the coordination and facilitation
of peer led group workshops. The role will provide an individualised, outcome focused
service that supports PLHIV in navigating the complexity of HIV healthcare and offers
seamless care coordination with other Living Positive Victoria services and referrals to
other services as required, under the supervision of the Manager Peer Support.

As a pilot program, the Peer Navigator Program will undergo rigorous monitoring and
evaluation. The position will involve data collection and analysis, under the direction of
senior staff and an external research organisation

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Living Positive Victoria

Living Positive Victoria is a not for profit, community based organisation representing all people living with HIV in Victoria since 1988 and is committed to the advancement of human rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV. Our mission is to enable and empower all people affected by and living with HIV in Victoria to be part of the response that seeks an end to the HIV epidemic.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Suzy Malhotra

Phone : 03 9863 8733

Email : SMalhotra@livingpositivevictoria.org.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Peer Navigator via Pro Bono Australia.


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