ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Project Officer - Hepatitis ACT

Organisation: 
Hepatitis ACT

Who we are

Hepatitis ACT is the capital region’s community viral hepatitis organisation. Our work in the community includes minimising the impact of viral hepatitis through a range of activities including offering information, referral, support, community education, health promotion and prevention, and workforce development. We are committed to the principles of social justice, diversity, and the expertise that comes from lived experience.

The opportunity

Hepatitis ACT is seeking expressions of interest from a suitably qualified person to work part-time (0.8 FTE) until June 2024 on the Reach, Teach, Treat, Thrive project. This project builds on a foundation of client centred care: empowering, educating, and placing project participants in the driver’s seat of their own health and wellbeing. The project officer will work closely with project partners to educate and support people about the importance of testing and treatment of hepatitis C. All education and treatment support will be underpinned by principles of harm minimisation.

Utilising community-based, peer education and support models, the project officer will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of the project. The role requires a hands-on approach and a high level of organisational skills, strong written and oral communication, sound computer skills, and a demonstrated ability to deliver community education with our communities of interest.

Applicants must possess the ability to effectively engage with people from stigmatised and marginalised backgrounds, demonstrating a commitment to work with people at risk or affected by viral hepatitis in a non-judgemental manner with courtesy and respect.

Strong preference will be given to those applicants with lived experience of hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C.

What we offer

Hepatitis ACT offers all staff not for profit salary packaging, a flexible workplace strategy, and ongoing learning and development opportunities. This role is remunerated at above SCHADS award (Level 3) based on experience.

Next Steps

Hepatitis ACT is committed to equal employment opportunities and embraces diversity and inclusion within our staff. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, people affected by and with lived experience of hepatitis B and/or hepatitis C, people with lived experience of injecting drug use, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People, people with a disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Using the position description, please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Cover letter of no more than two pages demonstrating your ability to meet the selection criteria as found in the position description
  • CV with 2 references

Please note that rolling interviews may be applied. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

Applications close: 
Saturday 1 October 2022 - 11:55pm
Contact: 

Sarah Ahmed at [email protected] or 02 6230 6344.

First posted: 
Monday 29 August 2022