Published July 29, 2022
Last Modified July 28, 2022
The Salvation Army
Job Type
Category
Catchment
Suburb
Shepparton
Closing Date
August 25, 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: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/scribe/sites/auesalvos/files/need-help/AOD_National_Model_of_Care.pdf

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a values-driven and proactive AOD Practitioner to facilitate the Therapeutic Day Rehabilitation (TDR) program utilising a combination of strategies including group work, one to one intervention and family support for individuals experiencing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) related problems.

This position includes group work, one to one intervention and family support for individuals experiencing AOD related problems.

You will successfully

  • Referred clients are screened, assessed and matched after liaison with catchment-based intake, allied health and other health care professionals to the most appropriate treatment service.
  • Consultation of client intake occurs with the program Team Leader and Intake Coordinator
  • Effective relationships are established with clients that encourage self-determination and participation
  • Case management support is provided to clients and their families
  • Individual treatment plans are developed in collaboration with clients and include a range of interventions that address the needs or goals of clients and their families.
  • Clients are assisted to access support services and establish community supports

This is permanent part time position (30.4 hours) and sits within Goulburn Valley Drug and Alcohol Service – Community Stream and located in Shepparton. Other AOD services offered include, AOD Assessment & Counselling, Care and Recovery Coordination (CRC), Overdose Prevention Program (ODP), Family Reunification Program (FRP) and a residential rehabilitation

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

Enquiries

Carolynne Winbanks at carolynne.winbanks@salvationarmy.org.au

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

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

Key Selection Criteria

You will have

  • Bachelor of Human Services, Master of Social Work
  • Diploma in Health or Community Services.
  • AOD skill set or willing to obtain within 12 months
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia