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Case Coordinator - iHeal Program
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  • Program: Counselling, AOD and Family Violence Services
  • 1 x fulltime EFT until end June 2018 with possibility of extension
  • Location: VAC South Yarra Site with the possibility of work at other sites as required.

VAC is seeking an adaptable and empathetic leader with qualifications in Social Work or a relevant field plus demonstrated experience in the provision of crisis intervention, counselling, casework and group work with individuals and/or children.

You will be working with a range of clients who have experienced family and intimate partner violence. Case Coordinators will be working exclusively with people from LGBTIQ+ communities.

A solid understanding of the diverse nature of intimate partner violence and family violence, along with the ability to articulate and apply a recovery oriented practice framework, will also be required.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential you have mentoring / supervisory experience, ensuring your ability to work collaboratively and guide Recovery Support Workers to use their lived experience in a positive way. For this role you will need to be well organized.

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

This multifaceted role is essential to the success of the iHeal Program. You will provide direct counselling, case management and interventions to survivors who have experienced family or intimate partner violence and their families. You will also be responsible for supervising and mentoring Recovery Support Workers as they undergo an extensive training program. This includes helping them build their capacity to successfully carry out case work, peer support and deliver training.

Applications at due not later than Midnight,  Wednesday 30th of August 2017 Applications should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’, addressed to Jackson Fairchild and emailed to recruitment@vac.org.au.

For more information, contact Jackson Fairchild, Manager Counselling, AOD and Family Violence Services on (03) 9865 6700.

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.

Case Coordinator - iHeal Program

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GP Equinox / PRONTO! - CONTRACT ROLE DESCRIPTION

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Primary Mental Health/ATAPS Clinician

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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.

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