Published June 15, 2022
Last Modified June 15, 2022
The Salvation Army
Job Type
Closing Date
July 9, 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:

The Geelong Withdrawal Unit provides a residential medicated withdrawal service for those who are seeking to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Clients reside in the Unit during their episode of care and are provided with all meals and facilities. Clients can remain in the programme for a further 21 days (Stage 2) post their medicated withdrawal (Stage 1) to stabilise and plan for their recovery post discharge. Nursing staff are employed to cover the 24-hour period with clinical supervision provided by the Nursing Coordinator and Visiting Medical Officer (GP). The service is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

We are currently seeking a values-driven Clinical Intake Coordinator to coordinate the acceptance of referrals received for Geelong withdrawal unit facilitating the efficient entry of clients into the service.

You will successfully

  • Ensure all clients are linked into appropriate services, GWU or other, in a timely manner following receipt of comprehensive assessments for all designated clients
  • Provide clients with brief interventions during this process as needed
  • Co-ordinate review of referrals working in conjunction with the Nursing Team Leader, AOD Team Leader and the Nurse Practitioner
  • Co-ordinate case review meetings with client, carers, workers and relevant internal workers
  • Ensure complex client needs are met through co-ordination of admission to GWU in a timely manner or referral to relevant service providers and supports
  • Clients and significant others are educated in Harm Minimization and OD Prevention and referred to relevant workers when required
  • Undertakes education of clients, family, carers in Harm Minimisation and Overdose Prevention and support a plan to minimize risk
  • Identify any risks to clients, staff and TSA and brought to the attention of the Nursing Coordinator as soon as is possible
  • Compile client case file (hard copy) in a confidential and orderly, manner including client consent, assessments, medication charts, GP and other medical reports

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

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

  • Degree or equivalent in Nursing and a current Div 1 certificate
  • Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Competencies CHCAOD 2C, 6B, 8C, 9C AND 10A
  • A current and valid Working with Children Check or equivalent
  • A current VIC drivers’ licence
  • A willingness to undergo a National Police Check