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Employment opportunities

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Inc is a health promotion charity based in Canberra, Australia. SHFPACT's purpose is improved sexual and reproductive health for the Canberra Community. We currently have the following employment opportunities.

Sexual & Reproductive Health Nurse - Pelvic Pain Clinic

This is a new part-time nursing role in the newly establishing pelvic pain & endometriosis clinic and program at SHFPACT. The program and clinic will facilitate and improve the consumer journey in what has become an increasingly complex health system, by reducing fragmentation of care, identifying and reducing access and information barriers, educating and empowering consumers, and coordinating consumer driven care.

The position will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of medical officers, nurses, health educators, and others to:

  • educate and help consumers to better understand health conditions associated with pelvic pain and endometriosis and enable them to better self-manage symptoms (health education) and participate in decisions about their health care and improve control over their own health outcomes (health promotion)
  • assist consumers to navigate complex health system pathways more effectively (empowerment and systems navigation)
  • improve health workforce knowledge, capacity and evidence-based responsiveness to people who experience pelvic pain and care pathways for endometriosis (workforce development)
  • improve community awareness of pelvic pain conditions and appropriate health care pathways (health literacy)
  • support high quality healthcare provision for pelvic pain in SHFPACT clinical services (client-centred care)


Community Education and Health Promotion Officers (Sexual Health)

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) is Canberra's community sexual health promotion charity, working to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights. We're growing and diversifying the suite of programs in health education in schools and community settings, health promotions projects including work with youth peer educators, and workforce development and training across the health, education and community services sectors.

We are looking for a diverse set of skills and experience for multiple new positions. We will positively consider part-time/job-share arrangements, although a full-time position may be available for applicants with the right mix of skills, experience, qualifications and aptitude to work across a dynamic set of programs and services.

SHFPACT recognises the strengths of our diverse community. We are looking for people who bring a diversity of intersectional perspectives, lived experiences and professional backgrounds.


GP Registrar - Extended Skills Placement at SHFPACT Clinic

General Practice Registrars who are interested in completing an extended skills rotation during their training are encouraged to contact SHFPACT early to register their interest. Applications for the 2024 Term 1 will close 8th September 2023. Please note applicants need to have completed the theory component of the FPAA Doctors Certificate Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Contact Officer

  • Dr Tara Frommer
    Senior Medical Officer
  • Call: 02 6247 3077
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Sessional Medical Officers

Doctors who have recently completed the FPAA Certificate in Reproductive and Sexual Health for Doctors (or recently completed a substantially similar course) who have current general practice and/or sexual health medicine registration and the right to work in Australia are encouraged to contact SHFPACT regarding available clinical sessions working in SHFPACT's unique specialised and collegial clinical services team. 

Contact Officer

  • Tim Bavinton,
    Executive Director
  • Call: 02 6247 3077
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 SHFPACT aims to be an employer of choice and offers a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours and generous employment conditions, including access to professional development opportunities for all staff. Conditions of employment and Salary Scales are governed by the SHFPACT Enterprise Agreement 2011-2013 (PDF: 1.3 MB). SHFPACT is able to offer its employees attractive salary packaging options - more information will be supplied to successful applicants.  Information about SHFPACT's services, activities, aims and objectives can be found on this website.

Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) is a major provider of workforce development, training and education in sexual and reproductive health in the Canberra region.


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