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Sex Worker Outreach Officer (Korean/English)



Applying for a Position

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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 SURRY HILLS NSW 2010


 Attach your Resume and documents addressing the SelectionCriteria to the uploadable Employment Application Form found HERE

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 or via the website, 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.

Position Title: Sex Worker Outreach Officer (Korean/English)
Work Level:  Operational
Reports to: Outreach and Community Services Manager

Position Overview

This position is responsible the delivery of preventative education strategies aimed at increasing HIV and sexual health awareness among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) sex workers and owners/managers of sex services premises in NSW, including developing culturally appropriate resource materials and fostering peer education strategies.

Main Activities

Deliver regular outreach and peer education programs to sex workplaces in NSW.

  • Provide appropriate information, support and/or referral to sex workers and others who contact SWOP.
  • Provide safe sex and safe injecting equipment, coupled with education, on correct use and harm minimisation strategies to decrease the health risks faced by CALD sex workers.
  • Undertake a range of community development activities for NSW sex workers.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate targeted information, education resources and social marketing campaigns to promote HIV, Hepatitis C and sexual health awareness among CALD sex industry workers and their clients.
  • Liaise with management of Sex Services Premises with a view to HIV, Hepatitis C and STI prevention.
  • Work with stakeholders to develop, assess and build SWOP to promote the health of CALD sex workers.
  • Continually build and enhance partnerships with agencies and external service providers to ensure coordinated responses to sex workers’ needs.
  • Liaise with and provide training to agencies and groups in contact with CALD sex workers, with a view to coordinating HIV, Hep C and sexual health education and support for sex industry workers.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to an ongoing process of workplace supervision, outreach team meetings, staff meetings and professional development strategies.
  • Maintain appropriate and timely statistics, administrative records and written reports.
  • Contribute to setting priorities, plan and organise work within the project and contribute to strategic planning.
  • Perform other duties to assist with the work of the unit as requested by your supervisor (or designate).

Selection Criteria:


  • Experience in the NSW sex industry.
  • An understanding of HIV/STI and Hepatitis C transmission and a demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to the relevant issues for CALD sex workers in NSW.
  • Commitment to the partnership approach to HIV prevention working in partnership with organisations to deliver quality services to the NSW sex industry.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills, experience in the use of Microsoft Office and similar programs.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work with minimal supervision as well as part of a team and excellent written and verbal communications skills, including effective bilingual (English and Korean) communication.
  • An ability to work with multiculturalism and cross culture issues, and to develop, implement and evaluate culturally appropriate education programs and resources.
  • A current NSW Drivers Licence.


  • Mandarin speaking, reading and writing.
  • Demonstrated experience of health promotion and the principles of peer education, harm minimisation and community development.
  • An understanding of alcohol and other drug use issues.

Additional Information

This position is part-time (28 hrs per fortnight) and based in Sydney. The salary range for this position is $25.36 – $26.22 per hour plus superannuation and leave loading.

For more information about the role, please contact SWOP on 02 9206 2166.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 14 September 2015.