Published January 13, 2022
Last Modified January 13, 2022
Gateway Health
Location
155 High Street Wodonga, Australia
Job Type
Category
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
January 23, 2022

Job Description

THE ROLE

  • Backfill 12 Month Fixed Term Part Time
  • 60.8 hours per fortnight (FTE 0.8)
  • Based in Wodonga or Wangaratta

The AOD sector offers a broad range of career options and career pathways.  Each year, over 80 funded AOD treatment agencies provide services to around 40,000 Victorians with drug and alcohol problems and Gateway Health is proud to one such agency.  The AOD sector offers values-driven individuals the opportunity to contribute towards improving the health and welfare of those with AOD problems while also offering a highly fulfilling career.

This role will deliver and contribute to improving an evidenced based AOD Community Rehabilitation program.  The Group Facilitator is responsible for working collaboratively with participants that have a substance addiction or behaviour to assist them to meet their rehabilitation and recovery goals.  The provision of group work for participants will assist in building capacity and skills development, to maximize their recovery including increasing social and community participation.  This role includes the provision of assessment, pre and post support, group program and referral as required to achieve the best possible outcomes for participants.

THE ORGANISATION

Gateway Health is a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee and a registered Community Health Service under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).

Vision: People living well

Our Purpose: To provide care and services that connect the community and strengthened individual and population health and wellbeing

Our Values: We care – We work together – We achieve – We learn – We Innovate

Our Principles: We advocate for fair and equitable access to health care and wellbeing services for all.

We respect the strength of individuals and the community, and their capacity to recover from adversity.

We recognize the importance of adaptability and responsiveness to enable us to deliver on our commitment to the community.

We actively listen and work alongside the community and each other to design and deliver better solutions.

We believe a learning culture is critical to enhancing the wellbeing of staff, clients and the community.

We contribute to creation of a connected and integrated health and community care system to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and community.

Gateway Health strives for an achievement culture that encourages innovation and initiative. We build and foster strengths-based programs that focus on support and recovery. Our staff are our greatest asset.

The organisation employs over 380 staff providing a range of primary health and community services across the Ovens Murray region in North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales. Gateway Health serves all people, and is committed to improving individual and population health outcomes. We will do this by providing health care and support to individuals and communities in times of need, and by actively working with our partners to address the social and environmental determinants of health. Services are delivered through a mix of centre-based services in Wodonga, Wangaratta and Myrtleford, and outreach to rural communities across the region.

TO APPLY

Please go to www.gatewayhealth.org.au to review the Application Process and full position details including Position Description.

Applications must address the selection criteria and have two referees who are the applicants previous or current managers.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Qualifications
  • Address the Selection Criteria provided in the Position Description
  • Proof of Current Victorian Working with Children clearance
  • Employment Disclosure Application Form (located on our gateway website)

Please forward your application, resume and selection criteria responses to recruitment@gatewayhealth.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSED SUNDAY 23rd January 2022

Gateway Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people with disability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, intersex people, people experiencing health inequalities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

Key Selection Criteria

Essential

  1. Ability to behave in accordance to the Gateway Health Values of We Care, We work together, We achieve, We learn, We innovate.
  2. Tertiary qualifications in Health, Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology, Community Welfare Work or relevant equivalent
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage and form therapeutic relationship with people from doverse ages and backgrounds in a variety of setting. Ideally experience relating to ACT or strength-based therapy. Including demonstratable knowledge of harm minimisation principles, recovery-orientated priciples and client centred models of care.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with external stakeholders and agencies, advocating with and on behalf of the client and their families.
  5. Demonstrated ability in IT systems including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word/typing skills) and client management systems.
  6. Previous experience in the deliver and facilitation of group work, including evidence-based models and evaluation processes. Ideally relating to the delivery of group work to people with AOD issues or complex needs including Mental Health issues.
  7. Well-developed communication skills with the capability to prepare reports and correspondence in clear information in a manner appropriate to the purpose and audience.
  8. Minimum 2 years’ experience within the community, health or welfare sector, or related field

Mandatory Requirements

  1. Current Australian Drivers Licence or accepted International Drivers licence
  • Confirmation of your right to work in Australia, Satisfactory National/International Police, Evidence of COVID Vaccination and Victorian Working with Children Checks must be provided prior to commencement.

Desirable

  • Working towards, or completion, of relevant post graduate study