Published July 9, 2024
Last Modified July 10, 2024
78 Paisley street, Footscray, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
July 19, 2024

Job Description

Where excellence meets opportunity - discover your next chapter with cohealth

  • Part-time (0.8 FTE), ongoing role
  • $51.76 per hour + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options to reduce your cohealth taxable income

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. Named Premier's Health Service of the Year (Primary) and the Supporting LGBTIQ+ Health Service at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, cohealth's 1000 staff demonstrate courage, leadership, innovation, and agility in their commitment to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, faiths, and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role. Please click here to find out more.

About the role

The non-residential withdrawal nurse provides comprehensive assessment, risk formulation and withdrawal management to clients within a community setting. Treatment is provided via digital modalities or on-site. The role involves providing step-up/step-down care, assertive advocacy and referral. The role will also ensure all interventions and treatment plans are conducted in a multi-disciplinary coordination model with other professionals such as GP's and the AODTS Services.

Your duties include:

  • Provide high quality, evidence based, Non-Residential Withdrawal services to clients wishing to reduce, stabilise or cease their problematic use of alcohol or other drugs once safety and suitability for withdrawal is established and risk management completed
  • Complete detailed and thorough Comprehensive Assessments, risk formulations and treatment plans
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders using the shared care model of health
  • Provide step up and step-down post-withdrawal care that addresses psychological, social and behavioural problems associated with substance dependence

What cohealth offers:

  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Salary packaging to suit you - tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation) alongside generous reward programs from our salary packaging providers. Find out more on salary packaging here:
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)

Our ideal candidate:

  • Division 1 Registered Nurse eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Proof of qualification to be sighted
  • Current Victorian driver licence
  • Experience working within the AOD sector
  • Mental health qualifications and experience will be highly regarded

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). Additionally, some roles will also require current AHPRA registration and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

Roles that are determined to be Risk Category A or B [staff that have direct and/or indirect contact with body substances and are at higher risk of occupational exposure to infections] will be required to provide evidence of immunisation assessment including Influenza prior to commencement [A] or within 12 weeks of commencement [B]. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.

Application Process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and Cover Letter. We will be conducting interviews for this role as applications are received. This campaign will close on the mentioned date at 10.00 PM. If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Carlie Caffarella

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 6624989.

Applications close 19 July 2024.