Published November 17, 2023
Last Modified November 21, 2023
The Salvation Army
Job Type
Closing Date
December 17, 2023

Job Description

Are you passionate about supporting your community?

About the role
We are seeking a dedicated  AOD Practitioner! You will provide support to individuals experiencing problematic substance use to promote recovery utilising a case management model of service delivery and contemporary evidence-based practice. Additionally, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to ensure the delivery of high-quality services for people seeking AOD support.

Responsibilities include

  • Embed case management practices, including assessment to ensure practices are client focused and reflective of contemporary theory
  • Utilise screening and assessment tools to screen for co-occuring problems and facilitate referrals to specialised services
  • Utilise AOD interventions such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to assist participants in developing strategies to address problematic substance use
  • Provide holistic coordinated care approach to service delivery through networking with external services to achieve improved outcomes for participants
  • Client goals developed and regularly monitored to provide feedback to the client on achievements
  • Facilitate bio-psycho-social education groups that are aligned with the national model of care

This is a fixed term full-time position, for 12 months, based in Bendigo, VIC. Salary and conditions are in accordance with SCHADS Level 5 Award.
You will have

  • Degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Addiction Counselling or related discipline
  • Certificate IV (or equivalent) in the application of AOD interventions or the four competencies required to work within the AOD Sector
  • A valid Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence

Benefits of working at The Salvation Army

  • We offer our eligible employees NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • 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!