Published January 20, 2023
Last Modified January 20, 2023
The Salvation Army
Job Type
City of Yarra
Closing Date
February 18, 2023

Job Description

Why this role matters

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:

The role you could play

We have exciting opportunities for values-driven and motivated Harm Reduction Practitioners to be part of our AOD – Harm Reduction and Health Service 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 currently have part time positions available, fixed term to 30 June 2023 with possible extension depending on funding arrangements.

You will be part of a rotating roster, with shifts on Friday (4pm - 1am, 12am - 9am) Saturday and Sunday (8am - 5pm, 4pm - 1am, 12am - 9am). The unit is closed from Monday afternoon – Thursday and reopens Friday night.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award, Level 5 ($44.92-$46.95 per hour - dependent on pay point)).

What we offer

  • (Maybe eligible to) NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. Please note that The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure.

Enquiries Only

Gaby Bruning at or 0429 142 853

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

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.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. Please note that The Salvation Army has a mandatory vaccination procedure.

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