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Available Positions

Accessible Psychological Interventions (API) Counsellor
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Are you an experienced ‘ATAPS’/Medicare eligible clinician looking to work in the LGBTI community?

We are now recruiting for a highly skilled ‘ATAPS’/Medicare eligible clinician to join our 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. To be eligible for this position you must be a registered psychologist or an accredited mental health social worker.

We offer a supportive team environment, the opportunity to develop your skills in working from an LGBTI affirming and sex positive framework, access to individual clinical supervision, peer discussion and review.

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, click here.

For further enquiries please contact: Venetia Brissenden, Manager Therapeutic Services and Capacity Building on 9865 6700 or at venetia.brissenden@thorneharbour.org

Members of the LGBTI community, people living with HIV, those with lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug issues and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is conditional on having a current Victorian driver’s license, a Working With Children Card and a Police Check.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development

How to apply

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@thorneharbour.org with the subject: 'Confidential recruitment: Accessible Psychological Interventions (API) Counsellor application'.

Applications close Monday, 7th December 2020.

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

Counsellor (2 positions)
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Are you a skilled and qualified Counsellor with a keen desire to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the LGBTI community?

We are now recruiting for two additional, full time, appropriately qualified Counsellors to provide general counselling as part of our broader Therapeutic Services team. One position will be located in the Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda and the other at our head office in Abbotsford. Clinically, you will have demonstrable skills and experience in delivering trauma-informed counselling, therapeutic group work and brief interventions. Knowledge of HIV, Hep C and sexual health is desirable as is a genuine interest in meeting the mental health needs of our diverse community.

Thorne Harbour Health offers a supportive team environment, regular clinical supervision, and the opportunity to develop your skills in working from an LGBTI affirming and sex positive framework.

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, click here for Hoddle Street location, and here for Victorian Pride Centre location.

For further enquiries please contact: Jake Peterson, Team Leader, Counselling on 9865 6700.

Members of the LGBTI community, people living with HIV, those with lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is conditional on having a current Working With Children Card and a Police Check.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development.

How to apply

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@thorneharbour.org with the subject: 'Confidential recruitment: Counsellor application'.

Please note your site preference, if you have one.

Applications close Monday, 7th December 2020.

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

Family Therapist
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Are you an experienced family therapist looking to work in the LGBTI community and advance Thorne Harbour Health’s capacity to work effectively with families?

We are now recruiting for a highly skilled family therapist / clinician to join our LGBTI and HIV counselling programs; the family therapist will provide direct service work to LGBTI Victorians and their families during the period of COVID-19. Alongside the direct service work, this role will hold a capacity building responsibility to assist with embedding family sensitive practice into the work of the therapeutic services team, and provide secondary consultation to Thorne Harbour Health staff on family/systemic practice matters.

The successful candidate will be an experienced clinician with a post-graduate qualification in family therapy, and have specialist expertise in evidence-based family interventions and family sensitive practice, as well as demonstrated capacity to provide clinical supervision and mentoring to a multidisciplinary team.

Thorne Harbour Health offers a supportive team environment and the opportunity to develop your skills in working from an LGBTI affirming and sex positive framework.

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, click here.

For further enquiries please contact: Venetia Brissenden, Manager Therapeutic Services and Capacity Building on 9865 6700 or at venetia.brissenden@thorneharbour.org

Members of the LGBTI community, people living with HIV, those with lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is conditional on having a current Victorian driver’s license, a Working With Children Card and a Police Check.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development

How to apply

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@thorneharbour.org with the subject: 'Confidential recruitment: Family Therapist application'.

Applications close Monday, 7th December 2020.

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

Senior Practitioner, Family Violence
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Are you an experienced family violence professional with a keen desire to work in the LGBTI community?

We are now recruiting for a highly skilled and appropriately qualified family violence senior practitioner to join our family violence team.

The Senior Practitioner will contribute to program development, service planning, and the support and supervision of staff and students in the family violence team, as well as carry a caseload. Clinically, you will have senior level skills and experience in delivering trauma-informed, supportive and evidence based casework, counselling and brief interventions to victim/survivors of family violence. Thorne Harbour Health also provides services to people who use violence in their relationships, and experience in this work will be well regarded. A genuine interest in working with LGBTI community members and people living with HIV is essential.

For a detailed position description, including selection criteria, click here.

For further enquiries please contact: Jessica Hunter – Team Leader, Family Violence Services Ph: 9865 6700

Members of the LGBTI community, people living with HIV, those with lived experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug issues and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is conditional on having a current Victorian driver’s license, a Working With Children Card and a Police Check.

We offer generous salary packaging and a commitment to quality improvement and professional development

How to apply

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@thorneharbour.org with the subject: 'Confidential recruitment: Senior Practitioner, Family Violence application'.

Applications close Tuesday, 15th December 2020.

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

GENERAL PRACTITIONER AT EQUINOX & PRONTO!
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Equinox is a Thorne Harbour Health 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.

Click here for the full Contract Role Description.

For further information, contact Program Manager, Peter Locke on 0419 913 062 or peter.locke@thorneharbour.org.

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.

Thorne Harbour Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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