Published May 8, 2019
Last Modified May 8, 2019
Ballarat Community Health Centre
Job Type
Closing Date
May 22, 2019

Job Description

1.0 EFT - Ongoing

Support people to make positive and lasting changes in their lives

  • Competitive Salary Packaging Benefit
  • Great Work Environment

Who we are

Ballarat Community Health (BCH) provides a broad range of services to the community of Ballarat, with outreach services delivered in the Central Highlands region and beyond. In partnership with the community, we create opportunities and supportive environments which empower people to develop and maintain optimal health and wellbeing.

About the program

The Making a Change (MAC) Program has been funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to enable local, rural and regional community access to Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) day rehabilitation. BCH is the lead agency in the Grampians region for the MAC program which it operates in partnership with Grampians Community Health (GCH), Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) and Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre (BNC).

The MAC program aims to:

  • Facilitate behaviour change intervention to assist individuals to reduce or cease harmful substance use
  • Assist clients to establish healthier lifestyles free of problematic substance use
  • Support people primarily living in the Grampians region, but is open to others
  • Provide successful interventions in a non-residential setting

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced program coordinator to deliver high quality and consistent community day rehabilitation services across the catchment including consistent processes from intake, treatment, day program content, exit and evaluation. Strategies to undertake this role would include but not be limited to, consistent processes, developing regional team culture, support for lead facilitators, and promotion of supervision, self-reflection and quality improvement.

It is expected that you will develop professional working relationships with other AOD providers to strengthen catchment wide service delivery of the MAC program. Specific responsibilities will include reporting to DHHS on behalf of the consortium agencies, effectively monitoring the program budget in liaison with the AOD Manager, coordinating programs and assisting the AOD Manager with preparing relevant reports.

Qualifications and Experience

The role requires a flexible, self-motivated person with excellent communication skills, the ability to work autonomously, prioritise tasks, engage with a range of stakeholders and align with BCH values in their work. Applicants should have:

  • At least 2 years' experience in the AOD field with program coordination, generalist casework, counselling and group work experience
  • A minimum Certificate IV in AOD and Mental Health and/or relevant tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Mental Health, Welfare Work or other related field.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with managing group dynamics
  • Previous experience in coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating programs
  • Proven skills in the application of assessment, collaborative care as well as development of individual treatment plans
  • Knowledge of current alcohol and other drug interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients with co-morbidities

For further enquiries about this role please contact Suzanne Powell, Manager Alcohol & Other Drug Services on 03 5338 4500.

Applications close 10pm, Wednesday 22 May 2019

If you share our values of respect, integrity, optimism, courage and resilience - don't delay. Be part of something special. Apply now.

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