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Peer Worker - Gender Diverse Project

Sex Industry Network (SIN)

This position is a fixed term, part-time position (26 hours per fortnight) paid at the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 Level 4 and subject to the National Employment Standards.

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION

SIN is a community-based organisation funded by SA Health. We promote the health, rights, and wellbeing of SA sex workers and recognise sex work as legitimate, skilled labour.

Everyone who works or volunteers at SIN identifies as a past or present sex worker. SIN promotes an inclusive and diverse work environment that seeks to ensure staff feel valued and supported. We are governed by a board of peers, organisational objectives, values, visions, and a 5-year strategic plan. We are committed to building the capacity and strength of the SA sex work community through fostering meaningful connections and relationships with sex workers, as well as a range of allies and stakeholders. SIN provides education and information through targeted projects and services that empower sex workers.

We engage in best practice service delivery at all times. SIN advocates for the eradication of stigma and discrimination within a sex work context and promotes law reform, practices, and policies that optimise the health and welfare of sex workers. SIN is a representational and accountable voice for SA sex workers, we are driven by the needs, aspirations, and concerns of the SA sex work community.

RESPONSIBILITIES of the Gender Diverse (GD) Project Worker

All duties conducted are to be guided by the SIN objectives and Values and Vision document.

The SIN GD Project Worker will be working directly with sex workers by providing appropriate peer education, support, advocacy, and referral services. Services are provided both onsite and on outreach, whilst maintaining the organisation’s core values including:

  • Provide holistic support, information, and peer education about safer sex practices within a health promotion framework, including information on best practice occupational health and safety practices for sex workers and our workplaces.
  • Provide peer education, support, information, training, advocacy, and referral services to trans sex workers on issues that affect us including but not limited to, health, legal, taxation, finance, employment, sexuality and identity, rights, safer injecting.
  • Develop community development and engagement strategies to empower trans sex workers to represent their issues and ensure trans sex workers are involved at all levels of policy development, program planning and implementation and to promote trans sex worker input into SIN.
  • Ensure the availability of a range of written, visual, and electronic resources for use with sex workers by contributing to the development of new resources and where appropriate, update and modify existing resources.
  • Participate in the direct sale and distribution of a variety of safer sex products to sex workers, other sex industry participants and other members of the community.
  • Develop and implement an outreach program, reflecting the specific needs of trans sex workers in South Australia, including maintaining regular contact through outreach.
  • Develop, monitor, and report on work plans and personal development plans.
  • Provide strong leadership, advocacy, and representation for trans sex workers in S.A. This may include representing SIN on committees or other forums and to other relevant organisations in the BBV sector and in the wider community as well as contributing to the development, policy, planning and evaluation of the broader SIN program.
  • Consult and liaise with other organisations, groups and services that have contact with trans sex workers with a view to coordinating BBV, sexual health and support services for trans and gender diverse sex workers.
  • Develop and maintain effective data collection and record keeping practices.
  • Contribute to national sex worker affairs via participation in Scarlet Alliance networking activities.
  • Conduct other duties as directed

A position description is included in the Application Kit.

Note: if you are interested in the position but unsure whether you meet the selection criteria, or would like more information about the position, please call the SIN Manager, Kat, on (08) 8351 7626 to discuss.

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