Published March 4, 2023
Last Modified March 6, 2023
The Salvation Army
347-349 Mitcham Road Mitcham, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
March 31, 2023

Job Description

Why this role matters
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: the role
We have an exciting opportunity for values-driven and proactive Registered Nurses to be part of our AOD – Harm Reduction and Health Service in the City of Yarra. This service supports people presenting as intoxicated / providing health supports to people that present as intoxicated/assessing and monitoring the health of people that present as intoxicated.

You will successfully

  • Provide a safe and caring environment in which intoxicated persons can sober up as an alternative to Police custody in which a person’s behaviour poses a risk to themselves or others in the community
  • Provide and facilitate access for the person to appropriate alcohol and other drug treatment options and support services when the person is sober
  • Monitor and support participants through the sobering up process, providing nursing interventions to a high standard
  • Be part of the team on-call roster

We currently are recruiting for our available casual positions. Salary and conditions are in accordance with Nurses Award 2010, Nurses (Vic P.S.Health) EA 2016-2020.

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
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • 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!

Key Selection Criteria

You will have

  • DIV 1 RN with current APHRA registration
  • Maintains CPD points as required by AHPRA
  • Experience and competency in delivering accessible Primary Health Care, AOD and Harm Reduction Services
  • Excellent organisation and administrative skills with capacity to balance workload and determine priorities while also addressing the needs of a high volume, often crisis orientated environment
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia