Positions Available

Project Worker – Same Sex Attracted Women’s Project – (Altered States Program)

The Melbourne based position is part-time (0.6 - 0.8 EFT negotiable) fixed term to 30 June 2015, with possibility of extension. Salary is paid under the Victorian AIDS Council Inc. and Gay Men’s Health Centre Inc Employment Agreement, Community Development Worker 2B / SCHADS Level 5, $60,077 to $66,769 per annum, (pro rata) commensurate with experience. There is the option to salary package.  Employer’s contribution to superannuation (9.5%) will be paid on top of this package.

Key roles and responsibilities of the project worker are as follows:

  • Delivery of sector development & training programs directed at building sector capacity
  • Delivery of community development, education and resources aimed at building community awareness of AOD issues
  • Networking with external organisations and LGBTIQ communities and proactively seeking to support client’s into VAC’s AOD and other services
  • Providing secondary consultation to providers who work with lesbian, bisexual and other same sex attracted women who experience  co-occurring mental health and substance use issues

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

Click here for a detailed position description, including selection criteria.

Applications close 5:00pm, Wednesday 3 December 2014 and should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’ addressed to: Johann Ruth, at VAC, 6 Claremont St, South Yarra 3141 or emailed to: recruitment@vac.org.au. For any further questions, contact Johann Ruth on (03) 9865 6700.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peer Education & Support Worker

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who have sex with Men Peer Education & Support Project is collaboration between VAC and VACCHO and specifically works to promote the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay men and sister girls. VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal health in VictoriaVACCHO is the leading advocate for the health of Aboriginal people in Victoria and a peak organisation to its Membership

This Melbourne based position is part-time (0.5 EFT) at 19 hours per week and is being offered as a 12 month contract with the possibility of extension. 

The position will:

  • Establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MSM peer support model for the delivery of peer education and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MSM, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV
  • Development or sourcing of culturally appropriate printed and electronic resources in HIV prevention and support for the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of HIV and prevention strategies in the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MSM community
  • Deliver Peer support groups, education workshops and information forums for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MSM
  • Increase access to culturally sensitive information, practical support and referrals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People living with HIV
  • Outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community events and services
  • Supplies of condoms and lubricant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MSM
  • Work across VAC and Steering group partners to establish, implement and evaluate a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peer support model for the delivery of peer education and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MSM, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV to provide a best practice model business case for future resourcing.

Click here for a detailed position description, including selection criteria.

This is a position for persons who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI).  People within the ATSI communities who are living with HIV or who are GLBTI are encouraged to apply for the position.

Applications close 5:00PM, Wednesday, 3 December 2014. Send your resume, how you fit our key selection criteria and a cover letter to Johann Ruth: recruitment@vac.org.au. Alternatively, they should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment’ addressed to: Johann Ruth, VAC, 6 Claremont St, South Yarra 3141.

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VAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.