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Peer Health Education and Support Worker - Working with the Victorian Sex Industry


Employer: Star Health Group Limited
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: GLBTI & Sexual Health, Health Promotion, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 28 February, 2019.
Applications close: 22 March, 2019.

Job Reference No: VAC0562

  • 1.0EFT Permanent Position
  • Access to ADO once a month
  • Positive team culture
  • 2 types of Salary Packaging Available

An exciting opportunity exists for a passionate peer advocate to join the RhED (Resourcing Health and Education in the Sex Industry) Health Education and Support Worker team. This role is responsible for health promotion and advocacy around addressing the stigma and discrimination surrounding the sex industry.

To be suitable for the role you will possess the following:

  • Lived sex work experience
  • A professional qualification in health, welfare and/or community development. This qualification must be relevant to the needs of people in the sex industry
  • Understanding of harm minimisation including harm reduction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to negotiate and collaborate within a complex environment and with a variety of stakeholders
  • A belief in the rights of sex workers and an understanding of the stigma and discrimination experienced by workers in the sex industry.

Who We Are

Star Health works in partnership with people and communities to promote and improve equity, health and wellbeing by delivering innovative client-directed services that take into account the context of the individual and the community, and championing prevention and change to address the structural reasons for health inequity.

How to apply for this job

Applicants must address the key selection criteria within the covering letter and complete our application form directly via our website www.starhealth.org.au/careers/current-vacancies.

For further information about the role, please contact Catriona Hodgson on 9525 1300 or 0403 387 346 or email:  chodgson@starhealth.org.au, using the subject line: Peer Health Education and Support Worker - Working with the Victorian Sex Industry enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Closing Date: Friday 22nd March 2019 at 5pm.

Star Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disabilities and individuals of diverse backgrounds including those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTI+ communities to apply.

Supporting materials  Peer Health Ed PD VAC0562 CD-22-3-19.docx