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Positive Life NSW is recruiting for a part-time Peer Support Officer, skilled and passionate about the needs of people living with HIV in NSW.

Please note: As this Peer Support Officer position involves peer support, preference will be given to people living with HIV in accordance with the principles of GIPA and MIPA, as an equal opportunity employer.

The Peer Support Officer will

  • Effectively and efficiently provide peer navigation support for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in NSW on behalf of Positive Life NSW, under the direction of the Senior Health Promotion and Peer Navigation Manager, ensuring positive outcomes for people living with HIV populations.
  • Work proactively towards improving quality of life and health related outcomes for PLHIV in NSW, through peer navigation, peer support, peer education, community development, social inclusion and health promotion activities.
  • With the Senior Health Promotion and Peer Navigation Manager, develop a strong understanding of HIV and HIV treatments and medications, strategies to maintain health and wellbeing and mental health and provide this information to PLHIV in NSW.


Applications CloseJuly 22, 2024
Job Board
Job CategoryCommunity Development
Job FieldCommunity Awareness/Development/Engagement
Employment BasisPart Time
LocationSydney CBD

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Essential Criteria

Selection Criteria:

  1. Experience in providing health or community related services.
  2. Ability to work.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of current HIV related health and social issues.
  4. Knowledge of HIV communities and the needs of PLHIV, with a commitment to promote social justice, dignity, and human rights of PLHIV.
  5. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work with all PLHIV populations across NSW.
  6. Ability to establish, develop and maintain links and partnerships with peers, community organisations and health service providers.
  7. Preference will be given to a candidate with a professional working proficiency in Arabic.
  8. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, contribute to multiple projects and coordinate tasks to achieve outcomes against competing demands.
  9. Able to work independently and productively as a team member, contributing to a respectful and cohesive office environment and the ability to prioritise workload demands.
  10. Commitment to consumer engagement, consultation and participation in service planning and implementation of quality improvement programs.

Other Information

If you have any questions or need more information: please contact Andrew Heslop on or call (02) 8357 8386 or 1800 245 677 (freecall) For further information about Positive Life NSW please visit:

How to Apply

To apply: Please submit a written application, addressing the Selection Criteria (as listed in the Position Description), along with a current resume to Positive Life NSW Senior Health Promotion and Peer Navigation Manager, Andrew Heslop via email

Positive Life NSW

Positive Life NSW is the largest peer-led and run representative body of all people living with HIV in Australia based in NSW, and the voice of all people living with HIV in NSW since 1988. We empower all people living with HIV in NSW with information, referral and advice on all relevant issues with the aim of ensuring the optimum well-being, care and support for the Body Positive including our friends, family and carers across NSW.

Positive Life NSW is an equal opportunity employer, using the principles of MIPA and GIPA. Positive Life NSW encourages people living with HIV, including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islanders or people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, to apply.

ContactAndrew Heslop
Phone number (02) 8357 8386
Email address