1. Convene, coordinate and provide secretariat support to the Indigenous Health Program Advisory Group to meet throughout the funding term with an ongoing review of membership and seek opportunities for new members as appropriate.
2. Apply for ethics to conduct culturally safe interviews with Indigenous people for the purposes of development of the program.
3. Develop foundational evidence for program development by conducting an environmental scan of the population of Indigenous PLHIV in NSW, utilising aggregated data from the NSW Ministry of Health and the Kirby Institute's treatment cascade data to ascertain the demographic profile and treatment uptake and adherence.
4. Coordinate and conduct culturally safe conversations/consumer engagements with Indigenous PLHIV and Indigenous people at risk of acquiring HIV throughout Sydney, outer metropolitan, regional and rural NSW for the purposes of development of the program, through:
a. where they are accessing sexual health services;
b. men’s business and women’s business;
c. joining Positive Life's established Regional and Rural Outreach Program; and
d. other consultation and engagement mechanisms that are culturally appropriate.
5. Gather evidence and data that quantifies and qualifies Indigenous PLHIV and Indigenous people at risk of acquiring HIV’s access and engagement in care considerations, as well as self-determined health and social determinants of health outcomes.
6. Develop and provide information resources to Indigenous PLHIV and Indigenous people at risk of acquiring HIV regarding the consultation/co-design process and existing HIV and health care services, via phone, face-to-face, and internet dissemination.
7. Develop targeted strategies of health promotion, testing, treatment, engagement in care, and facilitate greater access to and uptake of PrEP and other forms of prevention initiatives specifically tailored for Indigenous people.
8. Facilitate referral and engagement with Indigenous, community, health, HIV and social services, including HIV treatment and care providers, mental health professionals, housing support etc. throughout the consultation/co-design process.
9. Continuously build and enhance partnerships with HIV, health and Indigenous service sector agencies to ensure Indigenous PLHIV and Indigenous people at risk of acquiring HIV are appropriately referred and supported in a timely manner.
10. Engage and conduct consultations with HIV, health and Indigenous service sector partners to identify access barriers and system navigation difficulties, influencing the program design health and Indigenous service system design and policy agenda.
11. Develop a co-designed, evidence-based, transparent, locally-driven, effective and culturally sensitive program/service model tailored by community for community which achieves higher health and social determinants of health outcomes for Indigenous people in NSW, including those living with HIV and those at risk of acquiring HIV.
12. Report on program activities and participate in monitoring and evaluation of the Indigenous Health Program, including recommendations.
13. Exercise a high level of interpersonal skills and professionalism in dealing with clients, Positive Life NSW staff and volunteers, and partner agencies.
14. Participate in and actively contribute to service planning activities as requested.
15. Develop, implement and maintain data and recording systems that enable Positive Life to appropriately represent the needs of Indigenous PLHIV, as they identify and experience service access barriers and system navigation difficulties.
16. Represent Positive Life and PLHIV in a range of interagency forums and sector meetings.
17. Work collaboratively with other agencies and participate in joint agency programs and projects as directed.
18. Undertake other activities as directed by the Deputy CEO or delegate.
1. Maintain strict client confidentiality and privacy.
2. Provide reports and briefings to the Deputy CEO on emerging and ongoing program activities and the needs of Indigenous PLHIV and Indigenous people at risk of acquiring HIV in NSW, and influence the Positive Life policy and advocacy agenda aimed at improving the health and quality of life of Indigenous PLHIV.
3. Participate in Quality Improvement activities to promote continuous improvement of service delivery.
4. Be familiar with and operate according to Positive Life vision, mission, objectives, policies and procedures.
5. Ensure all Positive Life documentation and client records are kept confidential and secure.
6. Participate in and contribute to regular internal and external meetings including but not limited to staff meetings, clinic meetings, and BBV and STI sector meetings.
1. Maintain professional education and standards.
2. Maintain a high level of HIV health, Indigenous health and social service knowledge.
3. Work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers and Board members.
4. Participate in all human resource activities including (but not limited to) training, professional development and performance appraisals.
5. Support and maintain privacy and confidentiality provisions, especially in relation to Positive Life business and client information.
6. Participate in regular supervision with the Deputy CEO which includes work planning, debriefing and critical incidents.