- Leading community services organisation
- Generous salary packaging benefits
- Full Time, Maximum Term (in accordance with funding)
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
About the opportunity
We are seeking an energetic professional to promote, encourage, facilitate, advocate for and support effective consumer representation and consumer participation within Uniting ReGen and Odyssey House.
We are looking for candidates who have experience in working with young people and their families and relevant industry background and experience (consumer movement, AOD, mental health) and who have the ability to contribute to the development of resources and initiatives around prevention and reduction of drug and mental health related harms.
The ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified in social work, psychology, nursing, education, or other relevant allied health discipline, certificate IV in Workplace and Assessment or willingness to complete within 12 months, and substantial experience in the AOD field. Strong communication, organisation and interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team are essential.
How to apply
If this sounds like you, apply today by emailing the below to email@example.com:
- Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
- Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
- Address the Key/Core selection criteria as detailed in the position description
Applications close on Tuesday 9th April 2019.
Get in touch
T: 03 9384 8886 – Brandon Jones
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
Key Selection Criteria
- A qualification in AOD, mental health and/or consumer movement will be highly regarded.
- Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment.
- Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
- Significant experience working with young people and their families who are experiencing AOD or dual diagnosis concerns
- Demonstrated experience working with young people who have been involved in the justice system.
- Significant experience implementing interventions that address criminogenic needs contributing to AOD use and recidivism.
- Substantial experience in providing clinical assessments and interventions with clients with drug and alcohol issues and/or dual diagnosis clients.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating the design, implementation and review of program activities.
- Demonstrated experience in clinical leadership, consultation and supervision of program staff.
- Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values (this is mandatory in all Uniting position descriptions).
- A lived experience of drug use and AOD service use (ReGen or other) and/or substantial experience in the alcohol and other drug field.
- Advanced oral and written communication skills.
- Ability and willingness to work with service users and health workers.
- Ability to develop collaborative relationships with consumers, internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues and concerns experienced by service users and of service user rights.
- Demonstrated understanding of the consumer movement and commitment to consumer empowerment.
- Demonstrated experience in delivering accountable and sustainable services.
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects on time and on budget.
- Demonstrated understanding of capacity development and implementing change within organisations.
- Ability to articulate the consumer movement to staff and support culture change in this area.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office programs.
- Current Drivers Licence