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Family Support Facilitator - Toowoomba


Employer: Drug ARM Australasia
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Community Development, Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 29 January, 2019.
Applications close: 15 February, 2019. (Expired)

Drug ARM Australasia

Drug ARM Australasia is a not-for-profit organisation founded upon Christian values and principles, committed to reducing harms associated with alcohol and other drug use.

Drug ARM Australasia provides a vital outreach of care and compassion through services that assist individuals, families and communities throughout New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia. Programs and services are offered to provide early intervention, prevention, treatment, recovery and outreach.

About the role

The position will facilitate access for general community, and particularly families affected by methamphetamine and other drug use to community services, resources and entitlements.

The position will promote greater industry and public awareness about social issues resulting from methamphetamine and other drug use, through the provision of, education, training, training resources to the families and the broader community, including professional development for service organisations.

Responsibilities

Provide information about what methamphetamines are, and an understanding of drug use and how to respond to someone who is affected by methamphetamine and other drugs, including the effects risks and harms of use to individuals, their families and the broader community.

The Family Support Worker will:

  • Provide advice on treatment, help and support options
  • Provide families with the skills and knowledge to navigate the treatment system
  • Promote a range of methods to attract a diverse audience of community members seeking advice and support for methamphetamine and other drugs.
  • Develop referral relationships with complimentary social/support services with the health services, including GP’s, alcohol and other drug services, mental health services, family support services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health services and phone support services.
  • Work closely with child and family sector including secondary and tertiary protection systems.
  • Participate in training professional development and peers support, including cultural training with other BTF providers delivered by Insight
  • Foster peer support networks and provide support to community based services including Local Drug Action Team (LDAT)
  • Ensure service delivery meets the specific needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders and culturally and linguistically diverse Queenslanders.

For a full position description, including the selection criteria, please view the Application Pack attached.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.