Published May 12, 2022
Last Modified May 11, 2022
Uniting Vic Tas
Location
26 Jessie Street, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Coburg
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
January 1, 1970

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time or Part Time , Ongoing roles based in Coburg

About the opportunity

Uniting are in search of an enthusiastic, experienced and qualified Harm Reduction & Overdose Response Clinician to join our high performing team based in Coburg. The primary focus of the Clinician’s role is to undertake client assessments, provide counselling and care and recovery work and provide overdose information and training for clients and staff of AOD services.

The Overdose Response Program will play an important role in minimising the risk of overdose by working with clients who are at most risk (particularly those entering or exiting residential withdrawal and rehabilitation services where risk may be high). An important part of the role will be the collaborative work with staff of AOD and other agencies that are already working with this client group.

About you

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment.
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Experience in the provision of harm reduction, assessment, counselling and training services preferably with AOD or dual diagnosis clients.
  • Experience in therapeutic approaches such as: Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills Training, Family Inclusive Practice, self-help groups and Community Reinforcement Approaches.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Tuesday 24 May 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Sarah Jones, Manager – Integrated Clinical Practice on 0466 869 726.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.
  • Extensive experience in the provision of counselling services preferably with AOD or dual diagnosis clients.
  • Significant experience in therapeutic approaches such as: Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills Training, Family Inclusive Practice, self-help groups, Community Reinforcement Approaches.
  • Demonstrated understanding of community-based interventions for reducing alcohol and drug related harm (in particular, effective harm reduction strategies)
  • Proven ability to work with a range of people and organisations (including specific groups such as Aboriginal, CALD and Forensic clients) in a non-judgemental and respectful manner.
  • Strong organisational, reporting and administrative skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the ability to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of clients.
  • Ability to convey warmth, openness, empathy and concern for the welfare of clients.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with clients, families, colleagues, stakeholders and other service providers.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence