Positions Available

Phlebotomist / Clerical Assistant

PRONTO! is a community based, peer led, rapid HIV testing service run by gay men, for gay men. It is operated by VAC.  PRONTO! services have been widely utilised by the gay community and we are expanding our services to meet client needs.

PRONTO! has been successful in making HIV testing convenient and accessible. With plans to introduce STI testing and other specialised LGBTIQ health services in the near future, we need a warm, friendly Phlebotomist/ Clerical Assistant who can greet and register our clients, provide service information and assist with some pathology collection duties.

If you are interested in supporting the health and wellbeing of the gay community and are great at making people feel comfortable, then this ongoing part time role may suit you.

Experience in pathology collection is essential.  Knowledge of medical software systems, Medicare and experience as a medical receptionist and/or work in a medical environment will be highly regarded.

Members of the LGBTIQ community and People living with HIV with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

Click here for more information and a copy of the position description.

Written applications addressing the selection criteria and including a resume as well as the names and contact details of three professional referees should be sent to PRONTO! Program Manager Peter Locke at peter.locke@vac.org.au
Applications close on: 9.00am Monday 11 January 2016
Important: it is essential that applicants specifically address the selection criteria. Where selection criteria have not been addressed, applications will not be considered.

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


Alcohol and other Drugs Team Leader / Counsellor Position

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 leadership acumen. 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 Team Leader/ Counsellor sits within the Counselling, Alcohol and Drugs Services Program and leads a small team of three. The successful candidate will continue to build upon the success of the already established AOD service. The AOD program has a focus on evidence-based treatment, innovative service development and training and will require a commitment to meaningful client involvement and empowerment.

This position offers you an opportunity to participate in the VAC’s leadership team, contributing to overall program development and planning; to engage in training and capacity building across various health and community sectors, and work collaboratively with the VAC Health Promotion team on AOD related community education and health promotion campaigns.  

The Team Leader/ Counsellor position is fulltime.

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

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

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, click here. For additional questions, contact Johann Ruth on (03) 9865 6700 or recruitment@vac.org.au.

Applications close midnight 18 December 2015 and should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’, addressed to Johann Ruth and emailed to recruitment@vac.org.au.


VAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.