Job Posting – Peer Navigator, PWN

pwnbc_logoJOB POSTING
Peer Navigator(s)
Posted: September 15, 2016
Start Date:
November 1, 2016, work hours to be determined

Job Summary:

The Positive Women’s Network Peer Navigators work directly with both Oak Tree and other stakeholders to develop strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness and implement self-management skills for women living with HIV. Peer Navigators are directly supervised by the PWN Executive Director, and work as part of the PWN Staff Team.

Job Responsibilities:

Ø Provide informal one-to-one peer education on HIV disease including treatment, prevention of disease progression, prevention of transmission, self-care, emotional wellness, social support, disclosure and harm-reduction;

Ø Help women living with HIV and/or HIV/HCV to develop self-management skills based on participant-identified needs or PWN staff recommendations;

Ø Address issues of stigma and disclosure with peers;

Ø Refer women to HIV and/or HCV related health and wellness services and/or other community services;

Ø Accompany women to medical and other community appointments;

Ø Maintain confidential and accurate files.

Training, Experience and Abilities:

Ø Lived experience as a woman living with HIV and or HIV/HCV;

Ø Excellent listening skills;

Ø Ability to work independently, and as part of a team;

Ø Ability to ask for support and de-briefing when needed;

Ø A strong, solid personal support group and/or active self-care or recovery regimen;

Ø Comfortable communicating with health care professionals;

Ø Training in peer support, leadership or other relevant training.

Please provide a brief cover letter and/or resume to Donna Tennant, Executive Director at [email protected]  by October 5, 2016 if interested in applying.

If help is required in preparing a resume, please contact Charisse Knowlan [email protected]  or Judy Mitchell [email protected]  for assistance.

Wage grid: estimated between $20.00 and $22.00 per hr, 4-8 hour work week, union benefits package