Published May 16, 2024
Last Modified May 16, 2024
Uniting VicTas
26 Jessie Street, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
June 5, 2024

Job Description

  • Increase fortnight take-home pay with access to $15,900 salary packaging benefits!
  • 10% gap discount for childcare services with Uniting Early Learning
  • Full Time | Maximum term to April 2025

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. In Uniting’s Harm Reduction team, we meet people where they are at, providing a non-judgemental and compassionate approach to address and reduce the risk of overdose and other substance use related harms. The team are big believers in breaking down barriers and working collaboratively with individuals, families, and communities to achieve outcomes that really matter.

As a Senior Harm Reduction Clinician, you will work within a passionate, experienced team to deliver high quality, specialised harm reduction interventions, education, and training, with a strong emphasis on advocacy. In addition, you'll play a vital role in improving service access for vulnerable people with complex needs by supporting the Medically Supervised Injecting Room and Uniting’s own NSP.

A week in this role may include:

  • Providing outreach, in-reach and telephone-based support to consumers, their families, and support staff to minimise the risk of overdose.
  • Advocating for individuals at high risk of opioid and other drug overdose, collaborating closely with various AOD treatment, harm reduction, and peer-based services.
  • Completing Comprehensive Assessments and engaging in treatment planning and case coordination.
  • Providing on-site services at North Richmond’s Medically Supervised Injection Room.
  • Undertaking the delivery of Uniting’s Needle & Syringe and Take-Home Naloxone Programs.

What’s on offer

Join an organisation where we don’t just provide a service. We use our connections, our size, our scale, and our knowledge to push into places where we feel like we should be doing more.

In addition to receiving a salary equivalent to SCHADS Level 5 and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and an ability to increase your take-home pay by accessing up to $15,900 in salary packaging benefits.

Receive 10% discount on the childcare subsidy gap fee when using a Uniting Early Learning service or centre.

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

Click APPLY to submit your interest. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through and conducting interviews prior to applications closing. Please send your application through as a priority as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you have any questions about the opportunity, please contact Sara Voegtline - Team Leader Harm Reduction and Complex Care on 0427 165 793.

Click here to view the position description.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

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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.