Published September 19, 2022
Last Modified September 19, 2022
The Salvation Army
Job Type
Closing Date
September 30, 2022

Job Description

Why work for us

Care Hubs provide short term intensive and focused support to progress the permanency objective for the child or young person. The average duration of the Care Hub is six weeks in the placement component and/or up to 12 weeks with outreach support.

Why this role matters

As the AOD Practitioner you will work within the Care Hub providing early assessment, planning and wrap around supports by a single integrated team (formed from a consortium of organisations) for children and young people who are first time entrants into care.

The role you could play

  • Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary network of services providing wrap around supports to the family members of young people who are first time entrants into out of home care.
  • Provide liaison, support and a range of interventions including assessment and case management to assist in improving the health & wellbeing for young people, family members and significant others engaged in the care hub program who are experiencing alcohol and other drug related harms.
  • Provide an entry point to Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) services for young people and family members with AOD issues who reside in the Loddon region, through assessing need, identifying treatment options, and working collaboratively to create holistic treatment pathways.

This is a fixed term full time position to 30 June 2024, based at our Northern Victoria Alcohol and Other Drug Services (NVAODS) in Bendigo.

As an AOD Practitioner at the Salvos, you will enjoy:

  • (Maybe eligible to) NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

Please contact Renato Angelo if you have any questions M: 0436 411 122

We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications will be assessed when received. Advertising will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

The Salvation Army AOD Service

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest providers of alcohol and other drug services.  We offer a range of services including Harm Reduction and Primary Health Services as well as a range of treatment types (including residential treatment centres, community-based support programs, counselling and withdrawal management services). We work to a modern, evidence based and holistic Model of Care which can be viewed here:

Key Selection Criteria

What we're looking for

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work or related discipline
  • Minimum qualification Diploma Community Services
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment
  • AOD Skillset or willingness to undertake within the first 12 months of commencing employment
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia