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Facilitators - Behaviour Change Programs

Employer: TaskForce
Work Type/s: Casual, Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 05 September, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Combine your counselling and group facilitation skills
  • Flexible work conditions and salary packaging
  • Part time and casual opportunities available
  • Trainers required for the following locations - Bentleigh head office, City, Broadmeadows, Glenroy, Frankston, Rosebud, Seaford, Cockatoo, Dandenong and Pakenham

About TaskForce:

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into "mainstream" services and supports. TaskForce delivers services via three connected streams: specialist AOD services to support people who use drugs and their families, youth retention and re-engagement with education, training and employment, and specialist training through RTO status to enhance the capacity of AOD and other workers to support effective delivery of community-based services.

TaskForce is a leading provider of Driver Education Programs in Victoria and has been assisting people to restore their licences through the provision of both Drink and Drug Drive Education Programs for the past 3 years.

The Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs:

The Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program Services will involve the delivery of up to three programs for clients:

  • Victorian Drink Driver program (6 hours)
  • Victorian Drug Driver program (6 hours)
  • Victorian Intensive Drink and Drug Driver program (10 - 12 hours)

The first two programs are primarily based on cognitive behavioural and motivational approaches and include some education. Each of the programs includes screening and assessment for alcohol and other drug dependency, and where appropriate assertive referral to treatment services.

The intensive program is delivered over three weeks and is for more serious driving offences.

About the position:

TaskForce now has exciting opportunities for experienced AOD professionals to join our client-centred teams, based in the City, Broadmeadows, Glenroy, Frankston, Rosebud, Seaford, Cockatoo, Dandenong, Pakenham and Bentleigh. Reporting to the Education Coordinator, your responsibilities include delivering specific Behaviour Change group programs to men and women to assist them to restore their licences.

About you:

You will be an experienced Clinician who has previously worked with mandated clients. You will have experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centered care and recovery-focused principles. You will be skilled in the use of evidence-based therapeutic techniques.

Experience running therapeutic groups will be highly regarded.

Mandatory skills, experience and qualifications:

  • At least 2 years' experience working with mandated clients and behavioural change interventions with a reputable drug and alcohol treatment provider
  • At least Bachelor level qualifications in psychology, social work, health, human services or a related discipline
  • Certificate IV in AOD

Naturally you will have a genuine passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients.

What TaskForce offers:

In exchange, we will offer you flexible work arrangements and salary packaging. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program, training and professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a supportive, flexible and inclusive team.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to HR at, using the subject line: Facilitator - Behaviour Change Programs - Various locations application via EthicalJobs, by 11 September 2019.

Visit our website and click on the Careers section for more information.

All appointments with TaskForce are subject to the satisfactory completion of a police check and reference checks. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

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