- Job posted on: 23rd Oct 2019
- Applications close:
The Case worker primary role will be group facilitation and they will co-facilitate a range of psycho-education group sessions to persons in custody or under community supervision to address substance use and related issues. The groups will consist of, short and low intensity groups, moderate intensity groups, and high intensity group programs. They will be required to conduct an initial engagement with program participants to assist to development of rapport and and individual outcomes for the participant. There is strong literature highlighting the complexity of women’s role as a carer coupled with the need to look after their own needs placing a unique consideration in the provision of individual and group AOD treatment responses. As such, this program is designed to foster connections within the group while providing a safe space to share and respect the unique individual experience and needs of participants.
In understanding the role that expectations of women play in substance misuse, the group is designed to broach gender stereotypes. It will also explore the important role of relationships and the role it traditionally plays in women’s patterns of substance use.
The Case Worker will be responsible to operate within the framework and principles of harm minimisation as articulated in National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Drug Strategy (2014-19) and the Queensland Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Service Delivery Framework 2015 (and subsequent revisions of these documents)
The case worker will;
Core components of the role will include engagement and pre and post testing assessment, group dynamics and facilitation, a knowledge of brief interventions, counselling using endorsed therapeutic approached, harm reduction education and information, and possible referral options to other services.
A full application pack is available below.