AOD Client Intake and Brief Intervention Worker - Quin House and Reconstructing Life After Dependency (RLAD)
- 0.4EFT, fixed term until June 2023 with possibility of extension
- $36.62 - $40.38 per hour + Superannuation + NFP Salary Packaging
- Rainbow Tick accredited organisation
We are an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage through our provision of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion. We recognise cultural, gender and occupational differences; we encourage diversity and employ dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff who work across a range of programs and services.
About the team
Quin House, located in Fitzroy, is an 11 bed post-withdrawal residential rehabilitation supported accommodation service for persons who identify as male, with co-occurring homelessness and substance dependency. Working from an abstinence-based approach, Quin House provides accommodation, therapeutic groups, case management and counselling for up to 3 months, assisting those that identify as male to reconnect with their family and/or community of origin, and rebuild their life after substance dependency and homelessness.
The Reconstructing Life After Dependency (RLAD) program is a six-month abstinence-based program for clients post-Quin House or other similar residential rehabilitation facilities. It is a recovery-based model of case management and counselling. RLAD also provides support to clients wishing to enter Quin House in a brief intervention capacity.
About the role
VincentCare Victoria is seeking an appropriately-qualified person to take on the position of AOD Client Intake and Brief Intervention Worker who has demonstrated experience supporting adults and families with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) concerns.
You will support client pathways into Quin House and RLAD by coordinating referrals into Quin House and RLAD. You will be responsible for coordinating the Quin House waitlist and completing the associated administration, working closely with leadership on bed occupancy and the waitlist, undertaking intake and assessments with clients wanting to enter Quin House, liaising with referring agencies/workers and the clients, co-facilitating Quin House information sessions, and support work with Quin and RLAD clients.
You will work from evidence based, integrated and client centred approaches to provide tailored support through evidence-based frameworks. Your aim is to support and encourage people to identify their own self efficacy and achieve sustainable change, taking independent control of their recovery journey.
You are an appropriately qualified professional with experience in providing comprehensive AOD assessments and support, managing residential waitlists, and applying relevant therapeutic frameworks to assist clients to achieve positive and lasting outcomes.
You have an understanding of health and other treatment services relevant to the client group and work positively to appropriately manage challenging behaviours. You understand the importance of interacting and mediating in ways that respect the equality, diversity, choices, rights, safety and responsibilities of individuals throughout the process whilst also maintaining strong professional boundaries.
You have experience in maintaining constructive, empathetic, supportive and respectful working relationships particularly across primary health, mental health, AOD treatment services and other significant community services for an integrated service response.
Your experience and knowledge also extends to:
- Effectively engaging with people experiencing complex issues;
- An ability to manage critical incidents, identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to self and others in both outreach and service based capacities;
- Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
- Experience in liaising with other community service organisations for the development of on-going relationships and referral protocols beneficial to client support.
Why work for us? We offer:
- An opportunity to contribute to an award winning organisation at the cutting edge of LGBTIQ inclusive practice and culturally safety.
- We provide a positive, culturally safe and affirming working environment.
- We are committed to professional development to ensure your career keeps advancing while you're working with us.
- We offer a place where you know you are contributing to an organisation committed to helping others. We are passionate about #Social Justice.
- We have some great talent who are happy to share their experience and skills to help you on your way.
- Salary packaging, sometimes called salary sacrificing is a huge attraction here! It is a popular way of providing employees in the community sector with tax benefits over and above their salary. It means the real value of a salary package can be significantly higher than the nominal value.
If making a difference is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can't wait to hear from you. Please submit your CV together with a detailed and separate response to each of the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description available on our website by clicking here.
Applications close: Please don't delay in submitting your application as applications will be reviewed upon submission.
If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact Chris Cavanagh on 0448 326 749.
VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.
We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.
All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion pre-employment checks. These will include reference checking, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a national criminal history check and current working with children check.