The Key Supervisor, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), will lead a multi-disciplinary team to implement and deliver the intensive outpatient treatment service to individuals experiencing complex and problematic alcohol and other drugs use.
The key supervisor will be a credible and respected leader who is an outstanding communicator and possesses exceptional clinical skills. With expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), family systems, and the physiology of addiction, the key supervisor will oversee the implementation and delivery of the treatment model.
This role will ensure structural and clinical fidelity of the treatment model by: ensuring utilisation of the manualised treatment materials as prescribed; monitoring consistency of scheduling and facilitation of all individual and group sessions; ensuring collection and documentation of weekly random drug/alcohol screens; monitoring group size; ensuring utilisation of peers as co-leaders (when appropriate); and ensuring active follow-up for client retention.
The key supervisor works as a member of the intensive outpatient treatment team and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the treatment program. The focus of this role will include:
Program Management including implementation, service delivery, and program fidelity
Becoming an expert in all components of the intensive outpatient program, including service delivery
Coaching staff to become skilled practitioners in the treatment model
Provision of weekly clinical supervision with all IOP staff
Monitoring service delivery through direct observation and/or listening to sessions on a weekly basis to ensure adherence to fidelity
Completion of reporting
Training new staff in all aspects of the treatment model
Working closely with the PHN around all aspects of implementation and service delivery
Monthly program auditing with PHN to ensure model fidelity
Ensure uninterrupted program delivery. In the event of staff resignation, step in as the primary therapist (if required).
Ensure treatment is welcoming, empathic and optimistic and, where possible, reduces stigma and shame for people and their families experiencing complex alcohol and other drug use.
Works collaboratively with the broader multidisciplinary team to ensure the efficient, effective and responsive operation of the IOP service to ensure program model fidelity
Relevant health and/or welfare tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences
Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the required competencies
Skills and Experience
Minimum 5 years’ experience in leadership in a comparable role with demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to lead and manage a program and the capacity to plan work, motivate staff and monitor performance
Demonstrated expertise in the physiology of addiction
Demonstrated expertise in a range of evidence-based clinical interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Family Systems
Proven ability to effectively work with people and families experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs use in a respectful, compassionate and positive manner
Experience in advancing external partnerships, with service providers, government and other stakeholders, to enhance care pathways and build sector capacity
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and support to staff with a variety of roles and experience.
Demonstrated ability to develop healthy team culture
Excellent oral and written communication skills
This role is offered on a full time contract basis (6+12 months) EFT 1.0
Competitive Salary Sacrifice options apply
Please note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.