We’re looking for people with lived experience of hep C to become peer workers and speakers at Hepatitis NSW.
The work is rewarding, paid, typically a couple of hours each session, and an exciting way to be part of making hep C history. We offer full training and support; our peer workers are an extremely important and valuable part of the Hepatitis NSW team.
We have two programs that we are recruiting for – the Hep C Peer Partnership Program and the Speaker Program.
We’re especially looking for people outside of Sydney and in regional NSW for work with both programs.
Hep C Peer Partnership Program
Our Peer Partnership Program is focused on helping to make hep C healthcare easier for people in the community to access. Our peers work in partnership with our brilliant nurse and healthcare partners to help people access the hepatitis healthcare they need – at methadone clinics, homelessness services, youth services, residential rehabs, and other sites. Peers engage with clients of those services and encourage people to get tested, to check their liver health, and get their hep C cured.
You don’t need any qualifications, past training, or previous experience to be perfect for this role. Anyone can be a great peer worker – all you need is a passion for helping others get cured of hep C. We pay our peer workers well, we cover all expenses, we offer lots of paid training, and we provide great opportunities to attend events and conferences. For many of our peer workers, this role is a great stepping stone to full and part time work in the community health sector.
We’ve got a wonderful team of around 20 peer workers across NSW and we’d love to grow our team. No matter where you are in NSW, what your background is, or what your experience is, if you’ve had hep C in the past then we’d love to hear from you about becoming a peer worker.
This is our positive speaker program, giving people who have cured their hep C the opportunity to talk about their experiences of living with hep C to the healthcare workforce and the broader community. The Speaker Program plays an important role in reducing stigma and discrimination, and helps the workforce understand the personal story of hep C.
If either or both of these programs sound like something that would interest you, please contact us using the confidential form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.