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LGBTI Youth and Family AOD Clinician
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Are you a skilled health services professional with experience working with Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) clients and a keen desire to work in the LGBTI community?

We're now recruiting for an appropriately qualified alcohol and drug treatment professional with counselling as well as care and recovery skills. Clinically, you will have demonstrable skills and experience in delivering trauma-informed AOD counselling and brief intervention. Knowledge of HIV and Hep C is desirable.

The AOD Clinician sits within the Altered States 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.

Click here for a detailed position description or downloaded via the link below.

Applications close Sunday, 28th January 2018 and should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment: LGBTI Youth and Family AOD Clinician application’ and emailed to recruitment@vac.org.au.

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.

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.

Team Leader SAMESH Program
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You are a highly motivated leader who is passionate about the sexual health and wellbeing of LGBTI communities. You’re a collaborative team player who is focused and outcome oriented.

The South Australia Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual Health (SAMESH) program delivers a range of preventative and health promotion strategies targeting gay men, people living with HIV/AIDS and other at risk and/or affected communities. The program is a partnership between VAC and Shine SA.

The SAMESH Team Leader leads SAMESH in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the strategic plan and activities of the program. they contribute to the continuous improvement of the Team through the sharing of skills, knowledge and expertise. These responsibilities are undertaken in accordance with VAC objectives and values, within the strategic directions and policies set by the Board, and under the direction of the Director, Health Promotion and Policy.

This position is permanent, full-time funding dependent. The Team Leader position is a full-time appointment subject to a three month probationary period.

A detailed position description, including mandatory selection criteria, can be found in the download section below.

Applications close Midnight, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 and should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’, addressed to Johann Ruth and emailed to recruitment@vac.org.au

Applied Psychological Interventions (API) Counsellor
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Are you an experienced mental health professional looking to work in the LGBTI community? 

VAC is seeking ‘ATAPS’/Medicare eligible clinicians to join its LGBTI and HIV counselling programs; clinicians will provide high-quality one-on-one mental health support as part of the Applied Psychological Strategies and Focussed Psychological Services programs in collaboration with partner organisations. This is a salaried position.

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, AOD and Family Violence Services, Jackson Fairchild on 03 9865 6700

Applications close midnight Wednesday, 10th January 2018 and should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment: Applied Psychological Interventions API Counsellor application’, 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.

Home Care Worker
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VAC has vacancies for workers to join its Home Care team. This team supports clients living with HIV, enabling them to keep living independently in their own homes. It is flexible work, with casual shifts over two to three days per week.  You need a Certificate III in Individual Support, Home and Community Care, Aged Care or similar, or to be studying for such a qualification. Workers also need their own car, as some client transport is involved. For more information, call VAC Home Care on 9863 0430.

Please read the Position Description for further information.

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 with the subject: Confidential Recruitment: Home Care Worker application

For further enquiries please contact: Campbell Smith, Team Leader, VAC Community Support on 0413 886 867 or email Campbell.smith@vac.org.au

Applications close Monday, January 29, 2018

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

Medical Receptionist - Centre Clinic
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The Centre Clinic in St Kilda is operated by the Victorian AIDS Council and provides general and sexual health medical services predominantly to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community and People Living with HIV (PLWHIV). These communities have traditionally experienced obstacles to accessing quality health care. The role of the clinic is to provide health care and working to reduce access barriers, and to improve the health and well being of these communities.

The Centre Clinic is a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for LGBTIQ clients and PLWHIV. The receptionist is the critical person for maintaining this milieu. A positive, friendly disposition and understanding of the issues faced by our clients in accessing general health care and sexual health services are essential.  This job can be demanding and busy and involves significant multi-tasking.  The successful applicant must be able to learn complex information and apply it quickly and within guidelines.

The Centre Clinic has a user-friendly computer-based appointment, billing, and clinical systems in addition to common office software applications. Although adequate support and training will be available, the medical receptionist needs to be confident in using computer systems as a part of their everyday work.

Experience in a medical centre environment is preferred, as once trained,  the applicant will often be working without other reception staff present.

All applicants must provide a written response to the Key Selection Criteria to be considered for the position.  Your responses need to indicate how your experience and/or work history relate to the criteria and demonstrate your understanding of the role.  The Key Selection Criteria is in the position description.

Members of the LGBTI community and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

For further information, please refer to the position description linked below or contact Peter Locke, Practice Manager at 0419 913 062 or email peter.locke@vac.org.au.

Applications close at close of business Friday 20th January 2018

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.

GP Equinox / PRONTO! - CONTRACT ROLE DESCRIPTION

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Primary Mental Health/ATAPS Clinician

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API and FPS Counsellor Position Description

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Home Care Worker Position Description

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Medical Receptionist Position Description

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SAMESH Team Leader Position Description

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LGBTI Youth and Family AOD Clinician Position Description

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