Over the last two years, St Vincent’s Health Australia has been involved in a collaboration with anti-trafficking organization ACRATH on a ground-breaking project to address modern slavery and human trafficking. The ultimate goal of the project is to achieve systemic change in the Australian healthcare community, so that the needs of those affected by human trafficking and modern slavery can be more strategically addressed within the sector. The project has three main objectives:
1. To increase the recognition and support of victims of human trafficking who seek health care within SVHA,
2. To explore opportunities and develop a plan to address human slavery issues within SVHA supply chains with the view of ensuring they are slavery free,
3. And to promote awareness raising and recognition of the SVHA Human Trafficking Project, to help eliminate human trafficking and modern slavery.
Modern Slavery Advocates for Change
The purpose of the voluntary Modern Slavery Advocate for Change position is to continue the work of this project, specifically in objective 3 – that is to raise awareness of the issue of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Up to eight advocates will be selected into this volunteer position, across Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Opportunities will be available for successful applicants to participate in professional development, including a day of education and training upon commencement in the role. Candidates do not necessarily need to have experience in working with Modern Slavery previously.
Advocates will be supported in this role by a national working group, and there will be regular opportunities to network with other advocates and share ideas. In order to participate in this volunteer role advocates will need seek approval of their managers to dedicate approximately one day (8 hours) a month to participate in Professional Development and awareness raising activities. If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more. Enquiries should be directed to Inclusive Health Service Innovation Officer Sam Corrie (email: Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0437 243 346).
Applications close on Monday 23rd September.
Modern Slavery Advocate for Change Volunteer Role Statement (PDF)
Modern Slavery Advocate for Change Volunteer Position Application (DOCX)