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Specialist AOD Family Violence Advisor

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Coburg location
  • Full Time, Maximum Term (Up to June 2021)

About the opportunity

We are looking for a motivated Specialist AOD Family Violence Advisor to join our team at Coburg. This role has been developed to contribute towards recommendations 98 and 99 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

This position will provide expertise and support for workers in the AOD sector within their catchment, to identify and respond to family violence with their clients, whether they are experiencing family violence or perpetrating family violence.

You can view the full position description here.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications that meet the department’s AOD Minimum Qualification Strategy (MQS) requirements, ideally including a degree in social work or a related community services discipline.
  • Significant experience working in the AOD or Mental Health sector with good knowledge of the family violence service system, preferably with supervisory experience desirable
  • Knowledge of the structure and nature of the specialist family violence service system, with a focus on local specialist family violence support services and approaches in the local area, and the mechanisms they employ to restore and enhance safe, child-centred parenting.
  • Understanding of the relationship between family violence and substance misuse in the context of AOD treatment services, and its implications for AOD service delivery.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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