Student Placement Expression of Interest

HepatitisWA offers a unique opportunity for students interested in an experience working in a not-for-profit, community-based organisation. We are highly regarded in the sector, and we encourage our practicum students to roll up their sleeves and become involved in the work that we do. You will have direct engagement with clients and experience a functioning health promotion organisation in action.

Looking for a practicum to enhance and expand your career path?

HepatitisWA (Inc) is a community-based organisation, providing information, education and support services to people affected by or at risk of hepatitis, health care professionals and the general community.  Agency services include:

  • Needle and Syringe Project (NSP)
  • one-to-one client support
  • Hepatitis Helpline (telephone information & support)
  • community and workforce education
  • limited clinical services

Student Placement Program

In your student placement, you’ll have an opportunity to work in a number of our Agency’s service areas; all to support our vision of eliminating hepatitis B and C in Australia.

The majority of your placement hours will be completing your assigned project or required competencies at our Northbridge offices. If the occasions arise, you might also have the opportunity to participate in health promotion and community events, such as university orientation days, health fairs at schools and local councils, as well as information stalls. You might also have the opportunity to accompany staff members as they present to a range of community and workforce groups.

What can you expect?

HepatitisWA operates Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You’ll be working in a supportive and casual environment doing hands-on, client activities. In doing so, you’ll be providing services to some marginalised people (Aboriginal people, the homeless or street-present, people with drug dependency and people who inject drugs) while learning about viral hepatitis and its impact on the people we serve.

You may have the opportunity to participate in our 2-day training over one weekend. Otherwise, you will have the benefit of on-the-job mentoring with one of our highly experienced staff members.

What can we expect from you?

We are looking for open-minded, non-judgemental people who are willing to help others from all walks of life. If you have a strong sense of social justice and a firm belief that all people are entitled to equal access to health services, then this is the place for you. We expect you to work both independently and as part of a team, always striving to achieve the vision and objectives of HepatitisWA. We expect you to be reliable, professional and dress appropriately for our office.

You will also be required to do a percentage of hours on the Needle and Syringe Program and the Hepatitis Helpline.

We expect you to undertake regular supervision and, when available, in-service training, and to complete all of your practicum hours.

What can you hope to achieve?

You can hope to have your experiences broadened, meeting with people who, in your everyday life, you may not encounter. You will get to see health promotion and advocacy in action in a well-regarded, not-for-profit organisation. Most of the students who have enjoyed a successful placement with HepatitisWA has found it a useful stepping stone in their career path. You might also be offered the opportunity to continue with us after your placement in a volunteering role.

Applications will be short-listed and suitable applicants will be invited for an interview. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and will be able to access feedback if required.

If you have any enquiries about the Program please contact Ali Lori on 9227 9802 or [email protected] .

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