Leicester Peer Support Lead

    Hepatitis C Trust
    Applications closing date: 21/08/2022
    Location
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Job Type
    Category
    Closing Date
    2022/08/21
    Job Salary
    £26,500 – £32,000
    Region
    East Midlands

    Description

    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.

    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 Peer Coordinator, this post will coordinate the delivery of educational workshops, promote and provide hepatitis C testing to those affected by the criminal justice setting in Probation Services, Approved Premises and other related community settings, liaise and develop close working with local outreach clinics, clinical teams and ODN lead hospitals, and ensure that patients are supported through HCV treatment and care.

    This post will require extensive travel across the region and it’s desirable the post holder holds a clean driving licence and have their own vehicle for work related travel.

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