Published November 30, 2018
Last Modified November 30, 2018
Bendigo Community Health Services
165 - 171 Hargreaves Street, Australia
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Closing Date
December 14, 2018

Job Description

The position will support the Team Manager - Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Withdrawal Services with day to day operational arrangements for the Residential Withdrawal Program (Nova House). The Team Coordinator role is designed to provide line management to the pool of residential Welfare Workers as well as provide clinical support and oversight to persons seeking AOD withdrawal and therefore relevant experience and qualifications in AOD and/or mental health nursing is required.

The Nova House team provide a combination of clinical responses and therapeutic supports to residents undergoing withdrawal from alcohol and/or drugs.  The focus of the team is to provide seamless treatment, coordinated support pathways and a range of information and education interventions relating to individual withdrawal experiences.

Key Selection Criteria


  1. Division 1 Registered Nurse with current registration for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Tertiary qualifications or a minimum of two year’s relevant experience in alcohol and other drugs and/or mental health nursing.
  3. Demonstrated experience in working within a multidisciplinary team with the ability to coordinate daily operation of a residential program including rostering and team coordination.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of policy, evidence and practice as it relates to AOD nursing, AOD services and dual diagnosis (mental health) clinical responses.
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills demonstrating a capacity to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholder groups in achieving collaborative outcomes.
  6. Commitment to the achievement of quality outcomes for consumers, including demonstrated understanding of setting and delivering meaningful goals and their evaluation.
  7. Demonstrated experience supporting teams and individuals to enhance skills and capabilities.
  8. The ability to confidentially maintain accurate records in accordance with BCHS procedures with intermediate to high level skills in Microsoft Office.
  9. A current Driver’s Licence.
  10. A current Working with Children Check.


  1. Experience in working in an AOD service or working directly with consumers undergoing withdrawal and or opiate replacement therapy.
  2. Experience in change management and quality improvement processes.