- Job posted on: 26th Nov 2019
- Applications close:
SHARC is a community based service with a unique approach to helping people affected by substance use problems—we combine mutual self-help and social support with professional therapeutic approaches to provide services in the field of substance dependence.
SHARC’s programs include supported accommodation services for young people and adults; help for families affected by drug use problems; advocacy services for people who use drug treatment services; and Peer Projects which is focused on the development and maintenance of the peer workforce in the AOD and other sectors. We have earned a reputation as an innovative and successful service with a commitment to helping people to help themselves.
SHARC places a priority on providing staff with a positive, supportive, and productive work environment. Staff have access to attractive salary packaging.
This position is responsible for the delivery and coordination of Residential Peer Programs (Supported Accommodation Services) at SHARC, including the Recovery Support Services for young people, the US Womens Recovery Program and Oxford Houses; and the management of the Peer Projects, a program funded to build and maintain peer work in the broader AOD and other related sectors.
We are looking for someone with advanced clinical skills, significant experience in management of direct care teams, excellent communication skills, a history of project management / strategic planning and the ability to form and maintain partnerships with stakeholders.
The person needs a practical understanding of the dynamics of peer support, its application and value and have experience with managing, training, supervising and supporting a peer workforce
They will also need to have the ability to manage a number of projects at the same time as provide excellent supervision to direct care staff working with clients who have complex needs.
In addition, the manager participates in training and research activities and the planning and development of SHARC services.
SHARC prefers to employ people who have a lived-experience of recovery from alcohol and other drug-related conditions.
Applicants need to have a relevant tertiary qualification in the health, social or behavioural sciences field and a current Victorian driver’s licence. They will be required to undergo a criminal records check and provide a current Working with Children Card.
For more information about this exciting opportunity contact Heather Pickard on 03 9573 1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or for a full position description visit our website www.sharc.org.au
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