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Peer Program Coordinator

Employment Type: 0.5 FTE (20 Hours)
Employer: Body Positive Inc.
Salary Range: $20 - $25 / hour

Position Summary:

The Peer Program Coordinator is responsible for providing a range of information, education and peer support strategies for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Working in collaboration within the Peer Outreach Team and with other Body Positive Staff and Volunteers, other agencies, service providers and health care organizations and under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Peer Program Coordinator will perform a wide range of program duties to build individuals knowledge, resilience, independence and social inclusion through individual support, navigation and referral service, along with group programs. The Peer Program Coordinator is based in Auckland but will provide National coordination and support for our Peer Support and volunteer programs.

The Peer Program Coordinator is responsible for keeping up to date with information pertaining to HIV treatments, new and emerging research and social issues for PLHIV (eg, disclosure, travel, employment, migration, insurance). An understanding of the evidence and clear dissemination of information regarding Treatment as Prevention, Undetectable Viral Load, PrEP and PEP is also an essential element of the Peer Program Coordinator role.

The Peer Program Coordinator primary role is ensuring that the Peer program provides a reliable, consistent and professional service across the country with appropriate evaluation and supervision. The coordination component is key to this role.


  1. Coordinate Peer navigators to ensure they are supported and completing their tasks effectively including submitting reports and connecting with clients and agencies.
  2. Attention to detail to ensure that peer and volunteer programs are running effectively and all commitments are met in a timely manner.
  3. Provide emotional support and knowledge regarding health care access, HIV/(HEPC co-infection) treatment information, harm reduction information, prevention, disease progression, self-care, emotional wellness, social support and disclosure.
  4. Assist in developing self-management plans based upon individual needs, identify tasks and timelines.
  5. Provide intake, assessment, referral and follow-up services for PLHIV under supervision.
  6. Develop, coordinate and evaluate volunteer programs supporting the agency programs and PLHIV
  7. Develop, Coordinate and Evaluate, along with other team members, a diverse range of support workshops, seminars, forums, health enhancement programs and social networking opportunities for PLHIV and significant others
  8. Maintain detailed records regarding case management as detailed out by the program and ensure program statistics are complete.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification, significant progress towards a relevant qualification or significant experience in any Health Promotion, Education, Social Science, Social Work or related field;
  2. Demonstrated, knowledge and understanding of HIV related social issues for PLHIV;
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the considerations required in working with a diverse range of people living with HIV, inclusive of gender, sexuality and cultural background;
  4. Experience and skills in engaging through social media platforms (twitter, Facebook, blogs, website), or a willingness to learn;
  5. Highly organised and excellent time management and coordination skills
  6. Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team;
  7. Highly developed presentation, oral and written communication skills;
  8. Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of health enhancement programs, including education and training strategies.


The position is a 0.5 FTE.

Application closing date 7th December 2018

Please email your full CV and cover letter to:
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