- Maximum term 12 months, full-time 38 hours per week
- Based at Freeman House in Armidale, NSW
- Current NSW Driver Licence is required
- Hourly rates from $31.43 (depending on qualifications/experience), Level 2, Residential Drug and Alcohol Agreement
What we do
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hands up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
The Case Worker is responsible for the delivery of high quality case management, group work and general drug and alcohol and other support to clients of the Freeman House services including residential and non residential clients.
The Case Worker will:
- provide case management to participants of the residential rehabilitation service in accordance with the St Vincent De Paul Client Centred Service Deliver Policy and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Model of Care
- where required provide case management to participants of the community based drug and alcohol program in accordance St Vincent De Paul Client Centred Service Deliver Policy and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Model of Care
- provide ad hoc support to clients of the Freeman House services including transport, ad hoc psycho social support, conflict resolution or any other support required to assist the client or the therapeutic milieu of the treatment centre
- facilitate groups within the Freeman House group program schedule
- conduct all client interactions in accordance with NSW Vinnie's Services Client-centred Service Delivery Model
- engage in case review processes with the team and individually with team leader
- maintain accurate client records, case notes and other data as directed and required
- conduct random drug and alcohol screens as required
- support and engage with family and significant others as appropriate, including through referral to external services
This role will report to the Team Leader - Alcohol and Other Drug. Please click here for a copy of the position description.
To be successful in this role, you will need:
- Demonstrated experience in managing a case load and case planning, including with persons with complex needs (e.g. co-occurring drug and alcohol issues along with homelessness, mental health, contact with criminal justice system)
- Willingness to work within a client centred and trauma informed framework
- Demonstrated ability to conduct self in a professional, ethical and non-judgmental manner
- A relevant qualification, e.g Certificate IV or Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs or other Community Services field, or approved counselling / welfare / psychology equivalent or working towards same
- Knowledge of, and ability to access, a range of relevant community resources
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised
- Willingness to work within the values and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and Vinnies Services
- Sound computer literacy skills including experience in computerised data collection
- A current, unencumbered Drivers Licence
Come and join our team!
We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:
- Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people's lives in an organisation that cares about people.
- Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
- In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
- Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.
Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.
If you have questions about this role, please contact Elodie Druitt by email Elodie.firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting Case Worker - Freeman House/VIN1718 enquiry via EthicalJobs.
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.