Published May 12, 2022
Last Modified May 11, 2022
Uniting VicTas
10 Northern Avenue, Australia
Job Type
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
May 24, 2022

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part Time, Ongoing and Casual positions available

About the opportunity

Uniting Vic.Tas together with our partners: Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) are seeking multiple Youth Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Support Workers to join our Traralgon Youth Residential Rehabilitation program.

The Youth Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Support Worker contributes to the provision of a safe and hospitable environment for young people participating in residential AOD rehabilitation. The scope of the role includes ensuring that all aspects of residential stay are supported across a 24 hour, seven day a week roster.

About you

We are seeking candidates with tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, community Services or other relevant allied health discipline including cert IV, Diploma and above, certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs or the required competencies in AOD and qualifications in dual diagnosis (or willingness to undertake). You will also have demonstrated experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services (preferably to dual diagnosis clients).

You must also be available and willing to work a 24/7 rotating roster. As Uniting is committed to enhancing opportunities in regional locations, recent course graduates will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by emailing 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 24 May 2022

Get in touch

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

About Uniting

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

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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.

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 (preferred) in developing individual treatment plans, post withdrawal and discharge planning.
  • Experience delivering group work (preferred).
  • 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.