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General Practitioner – Part-Time

Meridian Wellbeing Services is Canberra’s Centre of Excellence in the healthcare needs of LGBTIQA+ people, people living with HIV or impacted by HIV, sex workers and men who have sex with men. 

We’re looking for a suitably qualified, empathic and inclusive General Practitioner to provide medical and health care support for our communities!

This service builds on our successful GP Pop-Up Clinic pilot undertaken in 2021-22 in partnership with Hobart Place General Practice. Our permanent GP clinic will operate weekly from the Meridian Wellbeing Space located at our premises at Havelock House, Turner.

The clinic will provide services within a limited scope of practice tailored to our community needs:

  • Gender affirming care and associated support
  • Mental Health Care Plans and review
  • Sexual health screening, testing and treatment
  • S100 prescribing including PrEP and PEP

Clinic hours and weekly scheduling is negotiable, as is remuneration, which can be provided as an hourly rate or revenue split.

Interested candidates must be AHPRA- and Medicare-registered and able to demonstrate interest and experience working with people who are sexually and gender diverse, sex workers and people living with or at risk of HIV.

Opportunities for training and mentorship will be made available to enthusiastic candidates with more limited experience to ensure a culturally sensitive and appropriate service is available to Meridian’s communities.

Meridian provides a nurturing, learning-oriented and inclusive workplace. You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team and benefit from a supportive work environment, manageable caseload, excellent clinical supervision arrangements and professional mentoring.

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity or for more information please contact, Philippa Moss Chief Executive Officer [email protected] or phone (02) 6257 2855.  


Nurse Practitioner – Part-Time

Meridian Wellbeing Services is Canberra’s Centre of Excellence in the healthcare needs of LGBTIQA+ people, people living with HIV or impacted by HIV, sex workers and men who have sex with men.  

We are looking for a suitably qualified, empathic and inclusive Nurse Practitioner interested in working to strengthen the medical and healthcare support for our communities.    

The successful candidate will provide Nurse Practitioner services 1-day / week within a limited scope of practice tailored to our community needs: 

  • Gender affirming care and support  
  • Mental health support  
  • Sexual health testing, treatment and prevention 
  • S100 prescribing including PEP 
  • Preventative health care 
  • Chronic disease management 

Meridian will provide mentoring and professional development support to interested practitioners who are willing to develop their skills in working with LGBTIQA+ communities, people living with HIV or impacted by HIV, sex workers and men who have sex with men.  

We will also support the successful candidate to become an S100 prescriber if they are not already. 

Ultimately, we aim to significantly reduce the barriers our communities face in accessing primary health care services so we can contribute to their sustained health, wellbeing and resilience. 

Position Description


Mental Health Clinicians - General Practitioners - Nurse Practitioners who are Medicare registered providers

Meridian is expanding its service offering in primary health care and is seeking a multi-disciplinary team of General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Clinical or Registered Psychologists, Mental Health Social Workers or Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapists who are Medicare registered providers.

We are looking for committed and experienced individuals to join our Wellbeing Services to provide Medicare and fee-for-service primary health care and affordable, accessible mental health support to our communities.

Meridian’s communities include those who are sexually and gender diverse, sex workers and people living with and at risk of HIV. The scope of practice for this clinical and allied health work is sexual health, drug and alcohol support, mental health treatment plans, gender affirming care and associated support.

Meridian provides a nurturing, learning-oriented and inclusive workplace. We are offering a rewarding opportunity for a range of experienced medical, clinical, and allied health professionals to apply their expertise in a values-led organisation. You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team providing services to people with diverse sexualities and genders and people who undertake sex work. You’ll benefit from a supportive work environment, manageable caseload, excellent clinical supervision arrangements and professional mentoring.

The roles are part time and negotiable as to whether you would work under a revenue split or a salary. All positions are part time with negotiated hours. If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity or for more information please contact, Philippa Moss Chief Executive Officer [email protected] or phone (02) 6257 2855.


Psychologist, Provisional Psychologist, Social Worker (Counselling) - Part Time (60 hours per fortnight) - HPSSA Award Level 3 and 4

Meridian Wellbeing Services is Canberra’s Centre of Excellence in the healthcare needs for the sexually and gender diverse community, people living and impacted by HIV and sex workers. 

You will be joining a dynamic, diverse, friendly, and inclusive organisation.  Meridian is an environment where everyone can feel safe and respected and apply your expertise in a truly values-led organisation.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health and wellbeing team, this position is responsible for providing high-quality, inclusive and gender affirming, person-centred mental health supports and interventions to Meridian’s communities.  Utilising a variety of evidence-based psychological and therapeutic approaches, the role provides psychosocial and other clinical assessments, case conceptualisation using strengths-based goals and strategies, support, advocacy, suicide prevention, safety planning and referral pathways for Meridian’s communities.

This position supports clients with complex presentations and intersectional issues ranging from moderate to severe mental health presentations.  Intersections for Meridian’s LGBTIQA+ clients include living with HIV; the exploration and affirmation of gender identity, gender expression and presentation; sexuality; general emotional wellbeing; the impacts of minority stress; and other support contexts such as managing substance use, LGBTIQA+ ageing and domestic and family violence.

Ultimately, we aim to significantly reduce the barriers LGBTIQA+ people, people living with HIV or impacted by HIV, sex workers and men who have sex with men face in accessing health care services so we can contribute to the sustained health and wellbeing of our strong and resilient communities. 

We provide mentoring and professional development support to interested professionals who are willing to develop their skills in working with LGBTIQA+ communities.

All those considering applying should contact Tom Skelton (Manager – Counselling and Wellbeing) to discuss the position in the first instance. To apply please submit a written application of no more than three pages, responding to the Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Key Attributes in the Position Description, a current resume, and contact details of at least two professional referees. Please send your application to [email protected]

Position Description


Psychologist, Social Worker (Counselling) - Telehealth - Work from Home - Casual Contract - HPSSA Award Level 3 and 4

Meridian Wellbeing Services is Canberra’s Centre of Excellence in the healthcare needs for the sexually and gender diverse community, people living and impacted by HIV and sex workers. 

You will be joining a dynamic, diverse, friendly, and inclusive organisation.  Meridian is an environment where everyone can feel safe and respected and apply your expertise in a truly values-led organisation.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary mental health and wellbeing team, this position is responsible for providing high-quality, inclusive and gender affirming, person-centred mental health supports and interventions to Meridian’s communities.  Utilising a variety of evidence-based psychological and therapeutic approaches, the role provides psychosocial and other clinical assessments, case conceptualisation using strengths-based goals and strategies, support, advocacy, suicide prevention, safety planning and referral pathways for Meridian’s communities.

This position supports clients with complex presentations and intersectional issues ranging from moderate to severe mental health presentations.  Intersections for Meridian’s LGBTIQA+ clients include living with HIV; the exploration and affirmation of gender identity, gender expression and presentation; sexuality; general emotional wellbeing; the impacts of minority stress; and other support contexts such as managing substance use, LGBTIQA+ ageing and domestic and family violence.

Ultimately, we aim to significantly reduce the barriers LGBTIQA+ people, people living with HIV or impacted by HIV, sex workers and men who have sex with men face in accessing health care services so we can contribute to the sustained health and wellbeing of our strong and resilient communities. 

We provide mentoring and professional development support to interested professionals who are willing to develop their skills in working with LGBTIQA+ communities.

All those considering applying should contact Tom Skelton (Manager – Counselling and Wellbeing) to discuss the position in the first instance. To apply please submit a written application of no more than three pages, responding to the Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Key Attributes in the Position Description, a current resume, and contact details of at least two professional referees. Please send your application to [email protected]

Position Description


Working at Meridian

Meridian is a peer-led, community-based health organisation that has its origins as an AIDS Council, started in 1983 from a grass roots response to a looming crisis. Our vision is to build strong, connected, and supportive communities that are free of new HIV transmission, marginalisation, discrimination, and stigma.

At Meridian, we’re about celebrating diversity, strengthening community, and empowering our communities to live their best lives. In doing this work, we most value:

  • Respect: By honouring people’s stories, valuing our history and treating everyone with dignity.
  • Inclusiveness: By being unbiased and fair in everything we do and consulting widely to identify where we can make the most difference.
  • Leadership: By motivating and inspiring others to reach the vision and mission.
  • Partnership: By knowing, supporting, and collaborating with individuals, groups, and organisations to strengthen our response to HIV and AIDS.
  • Empowerment: By supporting people to make their own informed choices.

Meridian employs staff who have lived experience and use this openly, appropriately, and effectively to build professional relationships with the people they work with. Lived experience is used to inform and contribute to staff culture and encourage community understanding and reduction of stigma and discrimination for all affected communities. Lived experience includes, but is not limited to the following, - people who are impacted by HIV, people who identify as sex, sexuality, or gender diverse and their families and allies, people who have undertaken or are undertaking sex work, people who have used drugs and those with mental health impacts.

All selection is based on proven experience, qualifications and/or training and the person’s potential to undertake the responsibilities of the position most efficiently. As an LGBTIQA+ peer-based organisation and an HIV service agency, we recognise that LGBTIQA+ people and people with HIV/AIDS bring unique perspectives, skills and knowledge that are important to Meridian’s work. Therefore, Meridian promotes the recruitment and continued employment of LGBTIQA+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Meridian is a peer-led organisation that values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

ORGANISATIONAL CONTRIBUTION

  • Participating effectively as a team member, including assisting other team members when required and contributing to the broader strategic goals of the organisation.
  • Supporting and promoting a strong work health safety culture.
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to a culture of quality, continuous improvement, and service excellence.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reinforcing and promoting the principles of diversity and inclusion and modelling Meridian’s values.
  • Quality improvement and risk management.

Student Placements and Internships

The ACT is fortunate to have so many high-quality learning institutions. We value the opportunity to assist students at a variety of levels across a range of disciplines to gain experience of a functioning workplace as well as increasing understanding of how a community and HIV organisation works.

We are particularly interested in working with people who are passionate about working with communities impacted by HIV, including but not limited to the LGBTIQ+ community, sex workers, people from high prevalence countries and people who inject drugs.

Meridian can work with students looking for experience in Counselling, Social Work, Health Promotion, Community Development, Policy Development and Business Studies. All student placements and interns are required to become volunteers of Meridian to do their placements.

We encourage students who would like to work with Meridian to approach us with their learning requirements. You can contact us or phone 02 6257 2855.


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