We’re always looking for people with lived experience of hep C to become peer facilitators at Hepatitis NSW. The work is rewarding, paid, only a couple of hours a week, and an exciting way to be part of making hep C history. Our peers work with healthcare workers in methadone clinics, homelessness services, youth services, residential rehabs, and other sites to help people access the hepatitis healthcare they need.
If this sounds like something that would interest you, please contact us using the confidential form below and we’ll be in touch.
Live healthy, live better, live hep C free
Our health information and treatment access program, Live Hep C Free is run by people who have experience of living with hep C.
The program works with anyone in the community living with hep C including people in residential rehabs, people experiencing homelessness, people accessing methadone clinics and drug health services, people who inject drugs and people affected by the criminal justice system.
The program aims to meet people where they’re at, with the healthcare they need.
Previously known as Living Well, Live Hep C Free is focused on giving people easier and simpler access to hep C testing, FibroScan, and treatment as well as information and support around hep C and liver health.
Our peers work in partnership with hepatitis healthcare workers to help get more people tested for hep C and more people cured. Everywhere that the Live Hep C Free program goes, so too does access to blood testing, FibroScanning, and hep C treatment.
The Live Hep C Free program can operate in three distinct models depending on the needs of each service. All of these models are centred on being run or facilitated by our expert peer workers.
- A 4 week, structured and facilitated group model run primarily in residential rehabs. Over 4 sessions our peers work with people in residential rehabs to deliver information on hep C, empower participants, and bring hepatitis healthcare (testing, FibroScan, and treatment) on-site with a healthcare worker.
- A liver ‘blitz’ model where we offer a one-stop shop for hepatitis healthcare. Over a day or few hours, we work with healthcare workers to offer access to hep C testing, FibroScan, and treatment to people already accessing the service, be that a homelessness, drug health or other service.
- An outreach model where peers are paired with hepatitis healthcare workers to regularly attend a particular service such as a methadone clinic or homelessness service. Our peers engage with service users about hep C and assist the healthcare worker in increasing hep C testing and treatment.
We strongly believe in making hep C testing and treatment as easy and simple as possible to access so that people have the opportunity to live healthier, to live better, and to live hep C free.
If Live Hep C Free sounds like something you would be interested in, for yourself or your clients, please contact our project team.
Or use this confidential form
Commencing late January – early February 2019
We’re looking for people with lived experience of hep C to become community media speakers with Hepatitis NSW. The work is rewarding, paid, and an exciting way to be part of making hep C history. The role of the speaker is to increase awareness of hep C treatment and cure.
Community Media Speakers also need to be aware that their name and face will be used, and that they may be seen by friends, family and associates.
If this sounds like something that would interest you, please contact us using the confidential form below.
PUTTING A FACE TO HEP C CURE
The project aims to put a human face to hep C treatment and encourage others living with the virus to seek cure.
Hepatitis NSW’s Community Media Speakers are casual workers who have experience of living with hepatitis C and of cure through the new direct acting antivirals, or, DAAs.
A Community Media Speaker should be available to discuss, with a range of media outlets aspects of living with viral hepatitis and cure/treatment as a personal experience.
If found suitable, speakers will be:
- Paid as sessional (casual) workers.
- Given media training.
- Offered at least two/three media engagements within the year (including at least one interview for internal Hepatitis NSW communications projects).
- Provided with other support, supervision and reimbursement as required.
If being a Hepatitis C Community Media Speaker sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact:
Grace Crowley, Community Media Speakers Project Officer
phone: 02 9332 1853
Or use this confidential form:
Hepatitis NSW is committed to the ideal of equal opportunity in employment and will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the grounds of race, gender, physical or intellectual impairment, sexuality, marital status, religious belief, political conviction, viral hepatitis or other health status or on any other ground that is not relevant in determining the best applicant for any position. People with viral hepatitis are encouraged to apply, as are people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
We are required by our funder, NSW Health, to carry out a national criminal record check for all new employees, casual staff, and volunteers on our Board of Governance or with direct client contact. This is a confidential process which will be carried out before an offer of employment is made to a preferred applicant. To enable this to occur, applicants must provide proof of identity and sign a consent form.
This page last updated 16 July 2019