Published February 25, 2023
Last Modified February 28, 2023
The Salvation Army
49 Basin-Olinda Road, Australia
Job Type
The Basin
Closing Date
March 26, 2023

Job Description

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

Why this role matter

The Eastern Bridge Alcohol and Other Drugs Residential Program offer a 40- bed residential program for men & women to address issues caused by Alcohol & other drugs. A combination of individual case management and support, group work, life skills, self-awareness and staff role modelling are used to encourage participants to make positive changes.

Individuals are supported to:

  • Develop appropriate life skills & resources
  • Develop the right support from their established or newly developed support mechanisms
  • Develop the necessary support services to ensure a recovery-oriented treatment journey

About the role

We are currently seeking values-driven and proactive Casual AOD Support Workers reporting to the Support Work Coordinator. You will provide practical and emotional support and facilitation of program engagement to the Residential Rehabilitation participants, who have alcohol and/or other drug use problems to assist in meeting the holistic needs of participants to improve their health and wellbeing.

You will successfully

  • Develop effective relationships and offering relevant intervention including psycho-social educational groups
  • Organise a range of appropriate enjoyable social activities to ensure participants remain actively engaged
  • Work as part of a team along with case managers and other support workers to achieve the best outcomes for the participants
  • Manage participant’s behaviour in line with the program policies, which may include participant exits relating to program rule breaches
  • Keep accurate up to date client records and data in accordance with TSA standards
  • Conduct scheduled and random breathalyser and urine screenings in line with shift requirements
  • Supervise participants while on outings or engaged in environmental care as required

The casual positions are located at our Eastern Bridge Program, The Basin, VIC. This role requires availability for morning, afternoon, sleepover and active night shifts. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award, Level 4.

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
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment and AOD sector
  • Sound experience of working with women from diverse backgrounds and with a complex range of support needs
  • Certificate IV in Community Services or equivalent, minimum. Diploma preferred
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment
  • A willingness to undergo a National Police check
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. Please note that The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure.

What we offer

  • (Maybe eligible to) NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

Enquiries only (Applications via APPLY button)

Ty Vasiliou at

Email with subject line
Position Description request: AOD Support Workers (Life Skills) 24hr Roster

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.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. Please note that The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure.

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