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(Including social worker, psychologist, occupational therapist, mental health clinician)

(Full time fixed term contact to 30 June 2024)
SCHADS Award Level 6

Position Report to: Manager – Wellbeing Services
Direct Reports: Meridian Wellbeing Reception and Administration Support Officer.
Date: September 2022

Position Purpose

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.

Our multi-disciplinary team at Meridian is looking for a suitably qualified, empathic, and inclusive individual who can use their case management and psychosocial skills and expertise across direct client-facing clinical care coordination for a busy and growing wellbeing service.

Reporting to the Manager, Wellbeing Services, you will be responsible for providing culturally safe and effective social work strategies, including psychosocial assessment and review, and oversight of the continuity of care for Meridian’s communities in connection with Meridian’s multi-disciplinary mental health and primary health team. This position promotes and supports client access to Meridian’s wellbeing services and peer support options along with finding appropriate pathways for other internal and external services and referrals.

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.

Responsibilities and skills

How to Apply

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 and a current resume. Please send your application to [email protected]

Opportunities at Meridian: 

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.

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.


  • 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.

Meridian acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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