- July 25, 2018
- Posted by: Chris McDonnell
- Category: ENEWS
Posted to ENEWS for Tracey Hewett on behalf of Uniting.
AOD Counsellor – Port Philip Prison
- Leading community services organisation
- Generous salary packaging benefits
- Full Time Maximum Term to June 2019 (extension likely but subject to ongoing funding)
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
About the opportunity:
We currently have a unique opportunity for an experienced AOD Counsellor to join our team at Port Phillip Prison to deliver ReGen’s AOD program to prisoners. As part of a high performing team of experienced AOD Counsellors you will enjoy above award salary and conditions of employment, prison salary loading to account for the special working environment, supervision and work life harmony arrangements which may include an accrued day off.
As an AOD Counsellor you will ensure the delivery of the ReGen programs within the prison environment. You will be responsible for providing psycho educational and therapeutic group programs, 1:1 counselling, and will work closely with prison officers and partner agencies.
To be successful in the role you will have relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, or Allied Health Sciences, have 4 key competencies in AOD, qualifications in dual diagnosis or willingness to undertake, a current Victorian driver’s license, and experience working in the AOD sector, particularly with a forensic client base or in a corrections setting.
How to apply
If this sounds like you, apply today. Contact us to find out more about the role or for a copy of the position description please visit www.regen.org.au/employment When applying please indicate the position you are applying for, include a cover letter outlining your suitability by addressing the key selection criteria and attach a current resume of no more than 3 pages.
Applications close on Wednesday 8th August 2018
Get in touch:
T: Lana Nguyen – 0447 324957
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working with Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working with Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.