Published September 19, 2022
Last Modified September 19, 2022
The Salvation Army
Job Type
Closing Date
October 19, 2022

Job Description

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancy for a Nurse Team Leader.

Why work with us

The Geelong Withdrawal Unit (GWU) provides a residential medicated withdrawal service for those who are seeking to recover from alcohol and other drugs issues. Clients reside in the Unit during their episode of care and are provided with all meals and facilities. Clients can remain in the programme for a further 21 days (Stage 2) post their medicated withdrawal (Stage 1) to stabilise and plan for their recovery post discharge.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Team Leader to provide leadership, support and supervision to the Nursing and Intake teams at GWU.

Why this role matters

  • Provide partnership with the AOD Team Leader and teams
  • Ensure the delivery of professional, evidence based and wholistic care to all clients engaging with GWU in line with the TSA Model of Care and Regulatory bodies requirements
  • Best Practice principals maintained and measured
  • PCP and Accreditation requirements are met
  • Deakin Student Nurses successfully complete their placement as scheduled and CAT assessments completed on-line in timely manner.
  • Supervision and Performance Appraisals documented
  • Staffing levels maintained for the Unit
  • Relevant registrations and training required are documented for RN’s, Nurse Practitioners, and Intake workers
  • AOD sector and Medical sector knowledge is current and teams are delivering informed care
  • APHRA mandatory requirements met yearly and documented on individual Performance Plan
  • Unit equipment meets standards and documentation maintained
  • Infection Control methods meet healthcare standards and TSA CQI requirements

This is a permanent full-time position based at our AOD Barwon - GWU in Corio.

As a Nurse Team Leader at the Salvos, you will enjoy:

  • (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
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.


Maree Lavecchia at

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

About the AOD Service

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: 1._AOD_Model_Of_Care_2021.pdf (

Key Selection Criteria

What we’re looking for

  • AOD/MH Nursing – demonstrated experience in AOD withdrawal management and Mental Health knowledge
  • Experience managing teams in the healthcare setting
  • Skills in management of challenging behaviours
  • DIV 1 RN with current APHRA registration
  • Cert IV in AOD or AOD core competencies (4Units)
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia