Published March 4, 2023
Last Modified March 6, 2023
The Salvation Army
91-95 Goldsworthy Road, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
March 31, 2023

Job Description

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

Why this role matters
Bridgelink is supported accommodation for women (with or without accompanying children) who are experiencing housing or alcohol and other drug issues. We work to empower women, reduce the drug-related harm they are suffering and help them achieve a stable, healthy life for themselves and their families.

About the role
We are seeking a values-driven AOD Case Worker to provide intensive AOD case management and outreach support to women* and women with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Barwon region (*those who identify as female).

You will successfully

  • Respond to enquiries and referrals in a flexible and timely manner, as per AOD & MH Services Barwon protocols
  • Assess women and women with children (including forensic clients) utilising approved screening, assessment and risk assessment tools
  • Include family and significant others in the process with client consent, using family inclusive interventions as per Program protocol
  • Provide outreach services and support to women and any accompanying children
  • Develop Individual treatment plans in collaboration with the client and in line with TSA AOD case management framework. Include regular reviews and exit planning
  • Make referrals and link clients into appropriate community supports as per their care plans
  • Provide brief interventions including OD prevention
  • Facilitate groups at GWU and in the community in line with program timetable.
  • Maintain accurate client data collection as per procedural guidelines and as directed by the AOD & MH Manager and Non Residential Services Team Leader
  • Maintain knowledge of AOD related developments and service sector reforms

We currently have a permanent part time positions available, 30.4 hours per week based at our AOD Service in Corio. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award Level 5.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. Please note that The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure.

What we offer

  • (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

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

Key Selection Criteria

You will have

  • Experience in delivery of AOD/Mental Health client interventions
  • Experience working with/a solid understanding of the drivers and consequences of substance use/misuse for women
  • Experience in the Homelessness sector
  • Minimum 4 AOD competency units
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia