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Positions Vacant

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Outreach Officer

SWOP is seeking an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community member to work as part of the SWOP outreach team. The position provides outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in sex work and providing sex for favours across NSW, with the aim of encouraging and supporting safer behaviours and empowering these community members to protect themselves and improve their health and wellbeing.

Note: Aboriginality is a genuine requirement of this position as per Section 14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

Previous experience in the sex industry is essential, as is a NSW drivers licence and some outdoor and evening work. All information provided by applicants is kept confidential and only viewed by the interview panel.

This is a part time position three days per week (21 hours/week) and based in Surry Hills.

Applications for this position close 5pm Friday 17 March 2017

Click Here to View/Download the Job Pack for this Position and Apply for this Position

 SWOP Employment Application Form Downloadable Here


Applying for a Position

Appointments to positions with SWOP are based on merit.  This means that the applicant who is judged to be the most capable of carrying out the duties of the position will be offered the job. The decision to appoint is based on the applicant’s written application, performance at interview, referees check, Criminal Record Check and/or Working with Children Check.  Please note that the records checks will only be required on offer of employment and will only be conducted at the end of the recruitment process once you have been identified as the successful candidate and consented to the checks.

The Job Advertisement

The job advertisement and the position description provide the basis for the selection process as they specify precisely the selection criteria, competencies and experience needed to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Preparing an Application

Your written application must stand on its merits. Do not assume that the selection panel knows what you have achieved in the past. If you do not demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the position you will not be called for an interview.

The completeness and relevance of your application will determine whether or not you are called for an interview. Where a large number of applicants meet the essential and desirable requirements, only those applicants who most strongly meet the requirements will be selected for interview.

There are two (2) steps to preparing an application:

1. Address all of the “Selection Criteria” as outlined in the following position description. You are required to state how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications relate to the position. To do this, address each criterion separately. You should use statements with examples that clearly demonstrate your competency in a particular area. Applicants who fail to demonstrate that they meet the requirements of the position will not be invited to attend an interview.

2. Attach an updated copy of your resume, including the contact details of three referees, one of which may be a personal referee.

Please note that it is not necessary to send in copies of your qualifications, references or awards at this time.

Where to Send Your Application

You must forward your application to SWOP by the closing date stated in the advertisement. 

Postal: SWOP Human Resources 
414 Elizabeth Street

If you are sending your application by email please ensure that it is in Microsoft Word format.

After Applying for a Position

If you have applied via email, you will be sent a return email confirming that your application has been successfully received. Your application will then be reviewed and we will contact you directly to discuss your application. If you are successful in gaining an interview, the hiring manager will contact you by telephone to arrange a suitable date and time for the interview. Otherwise, we will contact you by email to advise you that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The SWOP Employment Application Form may also be downloaded via the link below.