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Clinical Worker - St George

Drug ARM

Program overview

The program provides stepped care clinical support services for individuals addressing addiction and related issues and is a response to the increase in demand for alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment, which may be attributable to increasing methamphetamine use through a needs based and targeted response to changing needs in the community.

Delivered in accordance with Harm Minimisation and the Bio-psychosocial model and Recovery orientation as outlined in the Model of Service, it will support integrated approaches to treatment services and focus on improving care coordination at the local level.

The program will facilitate and support evidence based treatment for clients as well as flexible and stepped care models tailored to individuals need and stage of change. It will promote linkages with the broader health and support services, to better support integrated/coordinated treatment and referral pathways to support clients, promoting quality improvement approaches and support for primary health professionals and specialists through education and training.

Position overview

The Clinical Worker will:

  • Operate within the framework and principles of harm minimisation as articulated in National Drug Strategy 2010-2015; (and draft National Drug Strategy 2016-21)
  • Recognise the spectrum of substance use and facilitate flexible and stepped care models tailored to individual need and stages of change.
  • Build and maintain active professional links to General Practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services to deliver multi-disciplinary team based services.
  • Respond to the full range of psychoactive substances available (including alcohol, tobacco, licit and illicit drug use, pharmaceutical drug misuse, emerging synthetics, poly drug use)
  • Improve continuity of care through use of eHealth initiatives
  • Respond to the method of use and associated risk factors, in recognition of the fact that drug use trends change rapidly
  • Demonstrate accessibility through prioritising assertive outreach strategies
  • Be flexible, responsive, holistic and responsive to diversity
  • Be client centred

The Clinical worker works within a team and has accountability and responsibility for delivering a professional service that aims to meet benchmarks set for the program. The position reports to the Service Operations Coordinator.

Please note that this is a 3-6 month contract to cover maternity leave.

A full position description is available below.

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