Leicestershire & Northamptonshire Peer Support Lead

    Hepatitis C Trust
    Applications closing date: 21/08/2022
    Location
    Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, 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 as part of a growing team, this post will continue the development and delivery of the Hepatitis C peer project, recruiting and supporting volunteer peers across Leicester and surrounding areas. 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, ensure that service users are referred and supported through hepatitis C treatment and care.

    This post may require travel across the region and it’s desirable - but not essential - for the post holder to hold a clean driving licence and have their own vehicle for work related travel. 

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