Peer Support Lead
Area: Bournemouth (including surrounding areas within Wessex ODN)
12-month fixed term contract (with possible extension)
37.5 hrs per week, 25 days annual leave + additional Christmas leave
The Hepatitis C Trust has developed projects nationally whereby peers use their lived experience of injecting drug use and hepatitis C, to provide education and training to service users and staff in drug and alcohol, hostel and homeless services. Increasing hepatitis C awareness, access to testing and referral to treatment for people living with hepatitis C.
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you have experience of working in drug services and with volunteers? Have you been affected by hepatitis C or have you supported anyone who has hepatitis C? We are looking for a passionate and skilled peer lead who has excellent communication and organisational skills. We require a good standard of education and welcome creativity and innovation in all our work.
Working under the guidance of the Wessex Peer Programme Manager, this post will continue the development of the project, recruiting and coordinating peers across Wessex ODN. You will be working in partnership with hepatitis C clinical teams, drug and alcohol services and homeless service providers. The post will coordinate delivery of educational workshops, hepatitis C testing in community settings, ensuring that service users are referred and supported through hepatitis C treatment and care.
This post will require extensive travel across Bournemouth and surrounding areas in Wessex. The post holder is required to hold a clean driving licence and have their own vehicle for work related travel.