Published January 13, 2022
Last Modified January 13, 2022
Uniting VicTas
Location
70 Mahers Road, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Warrenheip
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
January 25, 2022

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time, Ongoing role based in Ballarat

About the opportunity

The Team Leader is responsible for the ongoing coordination of the youth community residential drug withdrawal service, the development and maintenance of links with key stakeholders, and for contributing to Uniting AOD & MH Services’ capacity to provide policy advice on youth alcohol and other drug issues.

The Team Leader, Tabor House provides place-based  management oversight in line with AOD clinical governance as uniform across all Uniting AOD Services, and works closely with the Manager, Youth Residential Withdrawal to ensure practice consistency across residential AOD treatment.

About you

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

  • Relevant health and or welfare tertiary qualification. Registered Nurse is preferred, however consideration is given to candidates with a background in Social Work, Psychology, or other Allied Health.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or Alcohol and Other Drug core competencies (or willingness to complete the core competencies within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with young people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives and the ability to undertake forward planning and manage planning implementation
  • Ability to understand and take appropriate responsibility for the physical care of clients (including service infection control procedures).

How to apply

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

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Tuesday 25 January 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Nellie Jaclson, Manager – Youth Residential Withdrawal Services on 0421 485 031

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. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

 

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

  • Relevant health and or welfare tertiary qualification. Registered Nurse is preferred, however consideration is given to candidates with a background in Social Work, Psychology, or other Allied Health.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or Alcohol and Other Drug core competencies (or willingness to complete the core competencies within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with young people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner
  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values (this is mandatory in all Uniting position descriptions).
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and operating a similar role in health service team.
  • An understanding of the needs of complex young clients utilising an Alcohol and Other Drug service.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, mediate and negotiate (including the ability to resolve conflict and solve complex problems) with a range of people, including service users, families, staff and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve objectives and the ability to undertake forward planning and manage planning implementation.
  • Ability to understand and take appropriate responsibility for the physical care of clients (including service infection control procedures).
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to take appropriate individual and team responsibility for the welfare of staff and clients, and to contribute to the maintenance of a safe and hospitable environment for clients in the service.
  • Demonstrated skills in teamwork and use of conflict resolution processes
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence