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Peer Navigator

Organisation : Living Positive Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Southbank)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General, LGBTIQ+

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : SCHADS Award Level 5

Application closing date : 21 Apr, 2021

About the role

We are seeking a person who is passionate about improving the lives of people living with HIV to join our team of Peer Navigators on a part time basis.

You will need to be a compassionate, skilled communicator with lived experience of HIV and a strong knowledge of the healthcare system.

The goal of the Peer Navigator Program is to promote the health and well-being of all PLHIV. You will help build a person’s capacity to self-manage their HIV, increase their resilience and enjoy optimal health and wellbeing.

If you are people-focused, are a good communicator and enjoy a varied work environment, then this role is for you.

We are committed to the greater involvement of people living with HIV and welcome meaningful participation from HIV affected communities on our governance, staffing, volunteer and community structures.

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.

In response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Living Positive Victoria was created as a safe place to provide support and advocate those living with virus. The demand for services increased over the years and the organisation has now grown to a team of 16 individuals providing workshops, peer-support and activities that increase the mental, emotional and social wellbeing of those living with, or affected by HIV.

Living Positive Victoria also works closely in partnership with a range of HIV-sector and other organisations to deliver a comprehensive and coordinated response to the needs of PLHIV in Victoria, nationally and internationally. Living Positive Victoria’s services reach a member base of more than 1,600 individuals, their partners and family members and their families across all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and sexual identities.

Living Positive Victoria is an Australian, incorporated association and registered Australian Charity for taxation purposes.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, a written response to the Key Selection Criteria and your resume to Ms Sara Graham, Peer Support Manager at sgraham@livingpositivevictoria.org.au.

For a confidential discussion about the role contact Sara Graham – Peer Support Manager on 0423 081 988.

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 21st April 2021


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


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