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Care & Recovery Worker - Latrobe Valley / Wellington


Employer: Latrobe Community Health Service
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Social Work, Mental Health & Counselling
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 12 August, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Positions available in the Latrobe Valley and Wellington areas, full-time, permanent
  • Join a not-for-profit health care provider who is getting back to what matters
  • We provide a wide range of counselling, social work and community services that require and attract professionals across a range of expert areas.
  • Dependent on qualifications/experience

At Latrobe Community Health Service you’ll be part of a positive and passionate workplace. We’re dedicated to providing you with career opportunities through work that is rewarding and meaningful within the community.

You’ll be joining an organisation that provides an incredibly wide variety of health and community programs and services, across a range of regional and metropolitan areas in Victoria. Our integrated services model means you’ll provide your specialist expertise as part of a holistic solution for clients.

Behavioural Health Programs is a large multidisciplinary team consisting of Alcohol other Drug (AOD) treatment services and a range of counselling services including Generalist; Women’s and Children’s Family Violence Counselling, Financial Counselling and Gamblers Help Therapeutic Counselling. Other programs include Refuge Nursing, Settlement Services and Family Violence Perpetrator Programs.

The role of the Care & Recovery Worker is to seek to implement and support integrated treatment and care pathways for high risk, complex clients within alcohol and drug treatment services.

The program implements and facilitates a coordinated, strengths based, person centered approach which is individually tailored to the person’s needs. You will be involved in supporting meaningful involvement from the person and their family in care coordination and goal setting to maximize opportunities for greater social and economic participation.

A ‘wrap around’ service model is a key component of the care and recovery program.

To be successful, you will require;

  • Undergraduate degree (or near completion) in Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare & Counselling, Social Welfare or other Health related degree
  • Current Victorian drivers licence

At Latrobe Community Health Service we want to help you get back to what matters.

We are an equal opportunity employer and therefore, we will consider all qualified applicants for employment. We are partnered with Job Access and pledged to Soldier On. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and identities, LGBTIQ+ people, people with a lived experience of disability and service personnel and their families to name a few. We will make reasonable adjustments when required. We are a child safe organisation. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a satisfactory security clearance and an Employee Working with Children Check before we can make any offer of employment.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

To see the full position description and to apply please go to our careers website at https://www.lchs.com.au/careers/current-vacancies.

For more information please contact Paula Gibb, Manager, Behavioural Health Programs on 1800 242 696.

Supporting materials  25174 - PD - Care & Recovery Worker - May 2019.pdf