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Project Lead - Surrogacy and Lesbian Bisexual & Queer Women’s Health Projects
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This is a unique opportunity to help develop VAC’s long term LBQ women’s health strategy, and provide community education and information around altruistic surrogacy. Applicants must have a good understanding of community health strategies and service models, health promotion and education, and have an understanding of community-informed service delivery. The role requires strong relationship building and stakeholder management skills, as well as strong research and project management skills. Applicants will be required to work independently at times.

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Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including a resume and the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to recruitment@vac.org.au

For further enquiries please contact: Kent Burgess on 0417 417 346

Applications close on 19th November 2017

Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.

AOD Care and Recovery Coordinator (CRC)
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Are you a skilled health services professional with experience working with AOD clients and a keen desire to work in the LGBTI community?

VAC, Victoria’s largest provider of LGBTI health services is now recruiting for an appropriately qualified alcohol and drug treatment professional with care and recovery skills. Clinically, you will have demonstrable skills and experience in delivering trauma- informed AOD case management, brief interventions and strong systems knowledge. Knowledge of HIV and Hep C is desirable.

The AOD CRC sits within the Alcohol and other Drug program as part of the Counselling, AOD and Family Violence Services. The successful candidate will continue to build upon the success of our AOD services with a focus on evidence-based treatment. This role requires a commitment to meaningful client involvement and empowerment in their recovery pathway.

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Applications close Sunday 15th October 2017 and should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’, addressed to Carl Forte and emailed to recruitment@vac.org.au  

Members of the LGBTI community, people living with HIV and those with past lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug issues are encouraged to apply.

We offer  generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development

Applications must directly address the selection criteria within the position description.

VAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Practioner at Equinox & PRONTO!
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Equinox is a VAC operated health centre that caters exclusively to the Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) community.  General Practice, Counselling and Care Recovery Co-ordination  services are currently being offered on site.   The primary objective of Equinox is to reduce the barriers that TGD people face in accessing primary health care services and to contribute to the health and well being of this community. We offer mental health, sexual health, hormone management and a full range of GP services.  Equinox is currently in the process of gaining AGPAL Accreditation.

PRONTO! is a peer driven, community based shop front approach to reduce barriers to testing and early HIV detection. PRONTO! was established to reduce the barriers faced by the Gay and men who have sex with men (MSM) communities. PRONTO! Services include Peer Rapid HIV testing and STI screening and medical practitioner facilitated Pre – Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) access clinics.  Medical practitioners interpret STI test results and offer treatment services on site.

We are currently seeking contractor General Practitioners / Sexual Health Physicians who are interested in working in this unique space.  Our existing team of GPs are happy to provide mentoring and support to interested medical practitioners who are interested in developing their skills and working with TGD and/or Gay/MSM communities.

Our current team consists of GPS that provide services to both Equinox and PRONTO! clients, and some who just work with the PRONTO! program.  We are interested in hearing from registered medical practitioners interested in working with either or both programs.

We offer bulk billing services to clients of both programs. Clients without Medicare are billed at the Medicare Rebate Schedule rates.  We offer our contractor GP’s a fee split of 70% of all income received.  

For further information, contact Program Manager, Peter Locke on 0419 913 062 or peter.locke@vac.org.au.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification enabling eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Victoria. Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal Australian College of Physicians (Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine) is required.

Primary Mental Health/ATAPS Clinician
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Are you an experienced mental health professional eligible for Medicare registration looking to work in the LGBTI community?

Equinox is a VAC operated health centre that caters exclusively to the Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) community. General Practice, Counselling and Care Recovery Coordination  services are currently being offered on site.   The primary objective of Equinox is to reduce the barriers that TGD people face in accessing primary health care services and to contribute to the health and well being of this community. We offer mental health, sexual health, hormone management and a full range of GP services.  

VAC is seeking ATAPS eligible clinicians to work as part of the Equinox and the broader LGBTI and HIV counselling programs to provide high quality one-on-one mental health support as part of the CAREinMIND™ ATAPS program in partnership with the North West Primary Health Network. The successful candidate will deliver services as a private contractor whilst also receiving the support of our clinical governance framework and referral pathways.  We offer our contractor clinicians 70% of all income received.

The successful candidate will be an experienced clinician with an understanding of LGBTI affirmative practices, a broad understanding of evidence based interventions for supporting high prevalence mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, a client centred approach and a passion for working in these communities.

For further information, contact the Manager of Counselling, Family Violence and AOD Service Programs, Jackson Fairchild on (03) 9865 6700.

Applications should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’, addressed to Jackson Fairchild and emailed to recruitment@vac.org.au.

Applications must directly address the selection criteria within the contract description.

VAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants from LGBTI communities including those living with HIV, those from CALD communities, Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

VAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AOD Care and Recovery Coordinator (CRC)

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GP Equinox / PRONTO! - CONTRACT ROLE DESCRIPTION

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Primary Mental Health/ATAPS Clinician

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Project Lead - Surrogacy and Lesbian Bisexual & Queer Women’s Health Projects

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