Published January 13, 2022
Last Modified January 13, 2022
Uniting VicTas
Location
10 Northern Avenue, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Traralgon
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
January 26, 2022

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full-Time, ongoing role based in Traralgon

About the opportunity

Uniting Vic.Tas together with our partners: Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) are seeking an experienced Youth AOD Program Counsellor to join our Traralgon Youth Residential Rehabilitation program.

This role contributes to the provision of a safe and hospitable environment and rehabilitation for young people participating in residential AOD rehabilitation. The scope of the role includes delivery of the model of care program items, coordinating with contractors for addendum program items, and working with the AOD support team to ensure clients are supported in all aspects of program delivery.

About you

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health, Mental Health, Community Services.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Familiarity with the Alcohol and Other Drug Sector, knowledge of the relationship with the Forensic AOD System and Central Intake Services.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of screening, assessment and community based treatment for all clients with AOD and mental health issues.

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 Wednesday 26 January 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Scott Forrest – Manager, Youth Residential Rehabilitiation on 0456 689 135

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 such as Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health, Mental Health, Community Services.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Familiarity with the Alcohol and Other Drug Sector, knowledge of the relationship with the Forensic AOD System and Central Intake Services.
  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values
  • Knowledge of and experience in developing individual treatment plans, post withdrawal and discharge planning.
  • Experience delivering group work (essential).
  • Experience working with people with AOD and/or Mental Health issues.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of screening, assessment and community based treatment for all clients with AOD and mental health issues.
  • An understanding of the harm minimisation framework.
  • Proven ability to work with young people and organisations (including specific groups such as Aboriginal, CALD and Forensic clients) in a respectful and non-judgemental manner.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with clients, families, colleagues, stakeholders and other service providers.
  • Ability to convey warmth, openness, empathy and concern for the welfare of clients.
  • An understanding of the issues related to marginalised groups and a commitment to working with these groups.
  • Administration skills e.g. developing case plans, case noting, writing reports.