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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 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 counselling and 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, including selection criteria or download the file below.

How to Apply

Applications close Sunday, 22nd April 2018 and should be marked ‘Confidential Recruitment:LGBTI Youth and Family AOD Clinician application’ 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.

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.

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.

LGBTI Youth and Family AOD Clinician

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GP Equinox / PRONTO! - CONTRACT ROLE DESCRIPTION

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Primary Mental Health/ATAPS Clinician

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