Published May 11, 2022
Last Modified May 11, 2022
The Salvation Army
Job Type
Category
Suburb
City of Yarra
Closing Date
June 3, 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: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/scribe/sites/auesalvos/files/need-help/AOD_National_Model_of_Care.pdf

We have exciting opportunities for values-driven and motivated Harm Reduction Practitioners to be part of our AOD – Harm Reduction and Health Service located in the City of Yarra . This service supports people presenting as intoxicated / providing health supports to people that present as intoxicated/assessing and monitoring the health of people that present as intoxicated.

You will successfully

  • Provide a safe and caring environment in which intoxicated persons can sober up as an alternative to Police custody in which a person’s behaviour poses a risk to themselves or others in the community.
  • Provide and facilitate access for the person to appropriate alcohol and other drug treatment options and support services when the person is sober
  • Provide on call outreach services to people in the community who have been identified as intoxicated and in need of monitoring

We have both part time and casual positions available. Flexibility on number of hours and days can be negotiated with the right candidate/s. Positions are fixed term for 12 months with possible extension depending on funding arrangements.

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

Enquiries

Alex Reynolds, Regional AOD Manager at alex.reynolds@salvationarmy.org.au

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community and works in areas covered by Public Health Orders requiring vaccination. Please consider this requirement when applying to a position at The Salvation Army.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration

Key Selection Criteria

You will have

  • Minimum Diploma of community services or related field, people currently working towards a health-related bachelor qualification will be highly desired
  • Strong understanding of the health and AOD harm reduction needs of people who use substances and experience intoxication, people who are experiencing homelessness, people who engage in street-based sex work or people experiencing discrimination, stigma or issues accessing health services due to other reasons
  • Excellent organisation and administrative skills with capacity to balance workload and determine priorities while also addressing the needs of a high volume, often crisis orientated environment
  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia