Published November 23, 2022
Last Modified November 23, 2022
Odyssey House Victoria
Location
25 Gordon Avenue, Australia
Job Type
Category
Catchment
Suburb
Geelong West
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
December 22, 2022

Job Description

Love      Trust      Honesty      Respect      Concern

Day Program Case Manager and Group Facilitator

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), Maximum term contract until 30 June 2024.
  • Located in Barwon
  • $68,612 - $73,568 per annum, plus superannuation.
  • 17.5% annual leave loading and generous salary packaging options.
  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options that enables genuine work life balance

 

About Odyssey House Victoria:

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey House we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families, and communities to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, improve mental health, and reconnect people to their family and the community. OHV is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation committed to excellence in service provision and innovation in responding to alcohol and other drugs use problems.

About this role:

The Day Program Case Manager & Group Facilitator is responsible for supporting the Team Leader and/or the Coordinator in the creation and maintenance of a safe therapeutic environment.  The key purpose of the position is to implement and review an evidence-based program that assists participants to establish healthier relationships and lifestyles free of problematic alcohol and drug use.

Key areas of focus:

  • Assist In the development and delivery of a manualised cognitive behavioural therapy program to clients (including individual monitoring sessions for a smaller caseload of clients).
  • Engage suitable clients, including conducting complementary client assessments to develop mutually agreed individual treatment plans (ITPs) and referrals.
  • Facilitate the intake and assessment process in collaboration with internal and external service providers, including assessing the suitability of clients referred to the program.
  • Ensure that clients on a waitlist have Interim Support Plans to avoid relapse.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of group program modules ensuring materials and activities are planned and the program is delivered in a timely and effective way.
  • Collect and record client information and participate in treatment team reviews, case reviews and other relevant meetings to ensure information and client files are accurate and up to date.
  • Support the work of the Team Leader, through participating actively in team meetings and processes, regular reports on client progress, including identifying possible areas of concern as and when they arise.
  • Contribute to the development and day-to-day operation of the program through participation in selected social/recreational activities and modelling appropriate behaviour.
  • Facilitate a range of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups and activities, including group interventions for families and significant others using contemporary evidence-based practice encompassing family sensitive, dual diagnosis, and trauma informed care.
  • Participate in “house-keeping” activities that support the day-to-day operation of the program.

A week in this role:

If you were here last week, you would have…

  • Engaged in regular professional development opportunities.
  • Worked alongside a professional, caring and supportive team.
  • Engaged & networked with local stakeholders.
  • Attended regular outings with program participants such as trips to the beach, bowling and the Chocolaterie!

Key Selection Criteria:

We are looking for an experienced and compassionate Case Manager/Facilitator to assist clients to establish healthier relationships and lifestyles free of problematic alcohol and drug use, through evidence-based programs.
To be successful in this role, you must …

  • Hold a relevant education, health and/or welfare tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Education, Adult Education/Training or Assessment and Training.
  • Hold or be willing to obtain within the first 12 months of employment, the required AOD competencies in dual diagnosis (refer to Appendix A*).
  • Possess a current Victorian Driver’s License.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of alcohol and other drug use, and an understanding of community-based rehabilitation or day programs.
  • Demonstrate experience delivering quality therapeutic outcomes for clients.
  • Have excellent group therapy and case management skills along with the ability to work with difficult and demanding clients.
  • Be able to use best practice principals in all clinical work such as Family Inclusive Practice, Dual Diagnosis Principles and Trauma Informed Practice.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the application of Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
  • Proven ability to work with a range of people and organisations (including specific client groups such as Aboriginal, CALD and Forensic clients) in a non-judgemental and respectful manner.
  • Be able to self-regulate and self-monitor own behaviours, practice self-reflection at all times, display a commitment to realistically assess own personal strengths, limitations, biases, and effectiveness, and remain open to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of inclusive practice when working with people from diverse communities, such as cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of intersectionality when working with people from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds

*Appendix A (AOD Competencies)

OHV requires staff in clinical positions to have the following competencies (or their equivalent). Where people do not already have these competencies, OHV will invest in the staff’s professional development by providing them through our registered training organisation (RTO).

The competencies required in the first 12 months of employment are:

  • CHCAOD001 – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 – Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD006 – Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD009 – Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

What we can give YOU!

In return we are committed to offering you an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best by:

  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Providing work that is meaningful and challenging, with career development opportunities through project and secondment opportunities and succession planning
  • Providing career pathways across diverse OHV programs.
  • Access to 24/7 counselling through our Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)
  • Generous leave options such as 48/52 Purchase Leave, Study Leave and Sabbaticals
  • Flexible working arrangements such as school-orientated part-year hours and monthly RDO’s for full-timers (arrangements will vary based on role requirements).

In addition to the above, staff will also be provided monthly Clinical Supervision sessions for professional development and personal wellbeing.

Application information

Please apply directly via our careers website (applications via external recruitment websites or via email will not be considered)

Applications should be addressed to Nicholas Morgan and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Nicholas Morgan -  Team Leader: Intensive Services on, 0466 319 468 or at nmorgan@odyssey.org.au.

We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and suitable candidates will be shortlisted immediately. This role will close once a suitable candidate has been selected, so please don’t wait to apply!

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

Mandatory COVID vaccinations

In line with recent Victorian Government mandatory vaccination requirements for the health industry, and OHV's Mandatory Vaccination Policy, all Odyssey House Victoria staff are required to hold full vaccination status, and effective as of 1 March 2022 also have received the Booster Vaccination. Evidence of such vaccination status will be requested during the onboarding process and offers will be rescinded where such evidence cannot be provided.

All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees.