Published September 17, 2022
Last Modified September 19, 2022
Anglicare Victoria
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Closing Date
October 2, 2022

Job Description

  • Part Time fixed-term position through until 30 June 2023 - 0.6 FTE / 22.8 hours a week
  • Based at the Preston Office with flexible work arrangements
  • $96k - $101k pro-rata (Level 6 SCHADS Award) with Salary Packaging available


The Position: 

We are seeking an experienced alcohol & other drug (AOD) practitioner to provide outreach intervention and support to young people and their families in Melbourne's northern suburbs. The Youth AOD Support Worker is responsible for providing alcohol and drug treatment and support to young people (12-25 years) with complex life issues and who present with at-risk behaviours. This program utilises an assertive outreach and strengths based model, providing support to young people who require early intervention and/or alcohol and drug treatment to stabilise, reduce or cease harmful alcohol and drug use. The program provides linkages to a range of specific support services provided locally, including Anglicare Victoria services.

Key Selection Criteria

The skills you use day to day: 

  • Working with disadvantaged and marginalized young people, working with young people with complex needs and challenging behaviours
  • Delivering a range of evidence-based AOD treatment interventions and modalities
  • Care planning and case management approaches
  • Harm minimization and treatment of AOD problems including relapse prevention
  • Working under the legislative and operating environment of the Child Protection and Youth Justice systems
  • CMS database management including: Infoxchange, Penelope and Riskman highly desirable



  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Welfare Work and/or Community Development and at least two years’ experience in working with people with AOD issues
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies