Published January 13, 2022
Last Modified January 13, 2022
Uniting VicTas
Location
26 Jessie Street, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Coburg
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
January 25, 2022

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part Time (60.8 hrs per fortnight), Ongoing

About the opportunity

The purpose of this position is to reduce AOD related harms to individuals and their families by conducting assessments and providing a range of counselling and care and recovery interventions to assist parents who are required to comply with AOD treatment conditions as part of their child’s family reunification order.

Please note: This is a Uniting ReGen position that is part of a North-West Metropolitan Partnership with Odyssey House Victoria.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
  • 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).
  • Experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services preferably with AOD or dual diagnosis clients and working with families.
  • Experience in therapeutic approaches such as: Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills Training, Family Inclusive Practice, self-help groups, Community Reinforcement Approaches.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Tuesday 25 January 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Keryn Ralph, Manager – Catchment Clinical Services on 0447 200 374

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

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 relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
  • 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).
  • Experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services preferably with AOD or dual diagnosis clients and working with families.
  • Experience in therapeutic approaches such as: Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills Training, Family Inclusive Practice, self-help groups, Community Reinforcement Approaches.
  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect
  • Proven ability to effectively work with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner.
  • Proven understanding of community-based interventions for reducing alcohol and drug related harm.
  • Proven ability to work with a range of people and organizations (including specific work groups such as Aboriginal, CALD and forensic clients).
  • A demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the ability to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of clients.
  • Ability to convey warmth, openness, empathy and concern for the welfare of clients.
  • Collaborate effectively with clients, families, colleagues, stakeholders and other service