Vixen Outreach Workers

Vixen, Victoria’s peer-only sex worker organisation, is looking for three new Peer Education and Outreach workers: Male, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (Chinese speaking), and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. These are 2 day per week positions, based in Naarm (Melbourne).

There is no closing date and we will interview suitable applicants as they apply – so apply as soon as you can.

About the Positions

Organisation Description

Vixen is Victoria’s peer-only sex worker organisation, proudly run 100% by and for sex workers. Vixen promotes the cultural, legal, human, occupational, and civil rights of all sex workers, and has been leading the Victorian campaign for the full decriminalisation of sex work for many years. Vixen is currently auspiced by Scarlet Alliance, and is working on a transition to being a fully independent organisation.

These positions will:

  • Provide holistic support, information, and peer education about safer sex practices within a health promotion framework.
  • Provide peer education, support, information, training, advocacy, and referral services to sex workers on issues that affect them, including but not limited to: health, migration, legal, taxation, finance, employment, sexuality and identity, rights, and safer injecting.
  • Develop community engagement and development strategies to empower sex workers to represent their issues, be involved and provide their input into Vixen.
  • Develop and implement a multi-pronged outreach program reflecting the specific needs of sex workers in Victoria, including maintaining regular contact through outreach.

Salary and Conditions of Employment

These part-time positions are offered for a 1-year contract to start and is subject to ongoing funding or organisational change. There is a 6-month probationary period for this role.

These are part-time positions, 15 hours/week, paid at the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 Social and Community Services Employee Level 4, ($39.26 per hour, pro rata of $77,584 per annum – please note this will increase by 5.75% from 1 July 2023) and subject to the National Employment Standards.

Salary sacrifice is available for these positions.


The positions will work from the Vixen office in Brunswick, with regular outreach to sex workers. These positions will be required to regularly work outside of standard business hours when conducting outreach. Some regional Victorian travel may be required, as well as travel in Australia to attend meetings and conferences relevant to this role.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please:

  1. Read the full position description for the position you are applying for:
  2. Complete the application form for the position you are applying for:
  3. Email the completed application from, along with your resume (including two referees) to:

Please note that these are peer positions – which means you must be a current or former Male sex worker / Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (Chinese speaking) sex worker / Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander sex worker.

We encourage applications from adults of all ages, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people living with HIV/BBVs, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer people. For access needs we will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

If you are interested in the position but unsure whether you meet the criteria, please call Lena on 0450 749 491.