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Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)
  • Work TypesContract, Full Time
  • CategoriesAlcohol and Other Drugs, Management, Project Management, Mental Health and Counselling
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 26 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 08 Dec 2019
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Manager - Residential Peer Programs and Peer Projects

Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)
Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)
  • Work TypesContract, Full Time
  • CategoriesAlcohol and Other Drugs, Management, Project Management, Mental Health and Counselling
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 26 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 08 Dec 2019

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.

Manager Position overview:

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 hpickard@sharc.org.au with questions and/or for a full position description visit our website www.sharc.org.au

A position description is attached.

How to apply

It is requested that all applicants address the selection criteria in their applications. Selection criteria is within the position description.

Please send your application, curriculum vitae and names, addresses and contact numbers of two referees to: Heather Pickard, Chief Executive Officer, SHARC, 140 Grange Road Carnegie VIC 3163, or email to hpickard@sharc.org.au, using the subject line: Manager - Residential Peer Programs and Peer Projects application via EthicalJobs. 

Applications close by 5pm Sunday, 8th December, 2019.

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