Published May 11, 2022
Last Modified May 11, 2022
The Salvation Army
Job Type
Closing Date
June 6, 2022

Job Description

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:

Northern Victoria Alcohol and Other Drugs Services (NVAODS) is a network of programs and related services which aim to support complex clients experiencing a range of issues with Alcohol and other Drugs.

NVAODS offer:

  • AOD Intake & Assessment
  • Bridging and Brief intervention support
  • AOD Counselling
  • Care & Recovery Co-ordination
  • 6 week Residential Rehabilitation Program
  • Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation Program
  • Overdose Prevention Program(Assertive Outreach support)
  • Family Reunification Program

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an AOD Care and Recovery Co-ordination Practitioner to liaise, support and provide a range of interventions including case management to assist in improving the health and wellbeing for individuals, family members and significant others experiencing alcohol and other drug related harms referred to Northern Victoria Alcohol and Other Drugs Services (NVAODS).

You will successfully

  • Ensure evidence-based interventions are delivered in line with client centred treatment that aligns with AOD training and qualifications according to complexity of the client and family needs within a recovery framework
  • Case management support is provided to clients
  • Individual treatment plans are developed in collaboration with clients
  • Clients are assisted to access support services and establish community supports, and where needed are assisted through advocacy with service providers
  • Individual treatment plans are regularly monitored and reviewed
  • Clients are assisted to build networks and post treatment support plans that include personal networks, after care, self-help groups and community activities

This is a maximum term full time position for 12 months. This position is located at Bendigo however travel may be required to other sites within the Loddon region.

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

What we offer

  • As a registered not for profit organisation, you may be eligible for generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members


Cameron Abley at

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

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 people 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.

The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community and works in areas covered by Public Health Orders requiring vaccination. Please consider this requirement when applying to a position at The Salvation Army.

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

Key Selection Criteria

You will have

  • 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
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia