Positions Vacant

AOD Program Coordinator
Darwin

 Full time – 38 hours per week
$84,999 p/a + superannuation and leave loading
Salary packaging and meal entertainment options
Join a vibrant values based organisation
Make a difference in the local community

The Role:
The AOD Program Coordinator will be responsible for the management, coordination and leadership of the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) aftercare program located in Darwin.
The AOD aftercare program will provide support services to Aboriginal clients post AOD residential treatment. A key focus of this program is to implement support strategies to reduce risk of relapse and promote cultural choices for clients and their families.

Aftercare services may include:
Ongoing referral and/or management of co-morbid physical and mental health programs
Support group meetings, counselling, advocacy
Linking with others services and facilitation of integration back into communities.

A key focus of this position will be on supporting the AOD team through leadership and development strategies to ensure efficient and high quality AOD aftercare service provision.
Essential Criteria:

 Tertiary qualifications in social science, health or related discipline
 Registration with relevant Board within Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) or involvement in a National discipline specific organisaiton (Australian Association of Social Workers)
 Significant experience working in alcohol and other drugs or related sectors
 AOD aftercare experience highly regarded
 Well-developed understanding of the impact of alcohol, and other drug use
 Excellent knowledge of evidence based treatment, harm minimisation, case management and support strategies
 An ability to work competently in a cross cultural environment
 An ability to deliver and collaborate working relationships with other program and external agencies
 A thorough understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries, ethical behavior, policies and procedures
 Well-developed leadership and management skills
 Effective written, oral communication and interpersonal skills
 Excellent time management skills
 An ability to maintain confidentially on information at all times
 A genuine respect for all people regardless of their situation
 An ability to work within the philosophy of the St Vincent de Paul Society and in accordance with policy and procedures to promote the values and mission of the Society
 A willingness to complete pre-employment checks which will include a National Criminal History Record Check

How to Apply:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume addressing selection criteria via SEEK by COB 19 April 2018.
For more information regarding the position or to find out more about the good works of the Society, please visit https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Get_Involved/Join_our_staff/NT/ or contact HR on (07) 3010 1000.
Applications from Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted.
The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons are encouraged to apply.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Case Manager
Wadeye
SCHADS Award Payments and Conditions
17.5% Annual Leave loading
Wadeye Location
Salary Packaging Option

The AOD Case Manager is responsible for providing a range of services such as, information and education, advice and referrals, early intervention and prevention activities, assessment and counselling support. The AOD Case Manager will operate within a harm minimisation framework, working alongside clients to identify how AOD misuse is impacting upon their health and wellbeing and developing strategies to improve their overall physical, social and emotional wellbeing and reduce isolation. The position collaborates with local staff and community members in the design and delivery of group programs, community education, and capacity-building initiatives in order for the program to meet its objectives.

We are looking for a person with:

1) Qualification in Certificate IV in Community Services Work or willingness to obtain and experience in the alcohol and other drugs sector.
2) Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to engage with vulnerable people with complex challenges.
3) Demonstrated cultural competency, particularly in working with Indigenous people.
4) Previous experience with working and living in remote communities and demonstrated knowledge of community development principals and engagement techniques.
5) Experience in recording quantitative and qualitative data to measure outcomes in line with program requirements.
6) High level of written and computer skills including Word Documents, email and electronic data bases.

If you exemplify personal drive, integrity and like a challenge we would love to hear from you.
For a full role description, please visit our careers website www.catholiccarentcareers.org.au

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Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Case Manager – Northern Territory

Salary Packaging
Position Stability
Training and Development Opportunities Company

The St Vincent de Paul Society is well recognised for achieving excellent results within the community. Its staff and volunteers work to improve the lives of those they work with throughout the community.

About the Position

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Aftercare Program will provide support services to Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people post AOD residential treatment. A key focus of this program is implementing support strategies and facilitating interventions aimed at reducing the risk of relapse and promoting culturally informed choices for clients and their families. Aftercare services may include ongoing management of co-morbid physical and mental health programs, design and facilitation of support group meetings, counselling, advocacy and linking with others services.

We are looking for a passionate professional to be an integral part of delivering this new AOD Aftercare service.

To be successful in the role, you will meet the following criteria:

  • Skilled AOD practitioner, ideally with experience in aftercare services and evidence based treatments
  • Tertiary qualification in social science, health or related discipline
  • Registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or involvement in a National discipline specific organization (Australian Association of Social Workers)
  • Suitable National Police History Check, driver’s license and Ochre Card
  • Experience with management and program implementation

An essential part of this position will require regular travel to all locations within the area and Brisbane at times.

How to Apply

To apply please submit your Resume and Cover Letter, addressing the above Selection Criteria. Only applications addressing the above Selection Criteria will be considered. Position Description is available from www.vinnies.org.au

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons are encouraged to apply.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor

SCHADS Award Payments and Conditions

5% Annual Leave loading

Palmerston Location

Salary Packaging Option

The counsellor is responsible for the delivery of a range of services including counselling, group work, family work, training and community education for individuals who have alcohol and/or other drug related problems. The program uses a family systems model of intervention and works with all family members where possible.

We’re looking for someone with

Qualifications in Social Work or Psychology with eligibility for AASW or APS or AOD expertise and competence sufficient to perform the duties required at this level

Ability to work with clients whose life is affected by alcohol or other drug

Well-developed written and oral communication skills, particularly an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and

Willingness and capacity to work according to the values and mission of CatholicCare NT, including the ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the development of the program.

Demonstrated ability to use technology, including word documents, email, electronic data bases.

If you exemplify personal drive, integrity and like a challenge we would love to hear from you.

For a full role description, please visit our careers website www.catholiccarentcareers.org.au

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