Published May 16, 2024
Last Modified May 16, 2024
Anglicare Victoria
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
May 26, 2024

Job Description

The Position:

The Senior Alcohol and Other Drug Youth Outreach Worker, provides assessment, case management and treatment to young people who want to make changes to their substance use. Operating within best practice principles for harm minimisation, stabilisation and recovery of substance use, based on the goals of the young person.

The position is part-time (0.8 FTE) until March 2025 during normal business hours, based at the Anglicare Victoria Preston Office with optional flexible working arrangements.

The position provides outreach AOD support to young people living across the North Metro Region (Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik and Whittlesea), with access to the Anglicare Victoria pool car fleet.


What you need to know:

  • A salary at SCHADS level 6 which equates to around $102000 plus super at full time.
  • Flexible through the increments up to 6.3 (dependent upon experience)
  • 30.4 hours per week, please reach out for details.
  • Fixed term covering parental leave until 28th March 2025.
  • Site based at our office in Preston with outreach across Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik and Whittlesea.
  • Pool cars available for your use.
  • We take the Health and Wellbeing of our people seriously offering a Well Worth It! Program, EIP and EAP.
  • Access to discounted health insurance as well!
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace for you to feel safe, acknowledged and included.
  • Our people are our biggest asset, we will support you to progress your career with a dedicated L&D team.
  • A workplace with Rainbow Tick Accreditation and DCA Inclusive Employer recognition.


What our people say- “AV is an organisation where if you want to challenge yourself or explore opportunities, you don’t have to leave to do that. There are so many great people, programs and services, so it’s an organisation where you have great conditions for growth and development”.


Ready to take the next step:

The closing date is Sunday May 26th however we may interview as soon we receive suitable applications and may fill the role before then so please don't delay your application.

Click apply wherever you see the advert and submit your resume with a cover letter via our careers page that describes your passion for working within the AOD sector in a role that works specifically with young people.

Detailed Position Description: Download File Senior Youth Outreach Worker PD AOD E AW6 012023 V1.2.pdf

For further enquiries regarding this position please reach out to Cara Du Toit - Team Leader - AOD North and Village 21 on 0408 306 815 or


Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

Key Selection Criteria

About You: 

  • Knowledge and experience working with young people, referred both voluntarily and through the justice system to achieve their AOD goals.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in providing assessments, counselling and support to young people utilising a range of activity based outreach and therapeutic interventions.
  • Understanding of the developmental needs of young people, with a trauma informed lens and ability to work with them in the context of family and social attachments.
  • Ability to provide interventions that to support a young person’s growth through a strength based approach with empathy and in a non-judgemental manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop co-operative partnerships with agency workers and community services.



Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, Counselling and specifically a minimum of a Cert IV in AOD or Post Graduate Certificate in AOD, including Dual Diagnosis competencies.



- Working with Children's Check (WWCC)
- Drivers License