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St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesSocial Work, Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsSydney
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 16 Dec 2019
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Case Worker - Alcohol and Other Drugs - Campbelltown / Liverpool

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesSocial Work, Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsSydney
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 16 Dec 2019
  • Permanent, full-time 38 hours per week
  • Base location: Campbelltown and Liverpool NSW
  • Involves travel to meet client needs
  • Current NSW Driver Licence
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, hourly rates range from $35.03 to 37.90 (from Dec 2020) depending on qualifications and experience
  • Join a supportive, friendly and values driven team

What we do:

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hands up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

About the Service:

Rendu House AOD Services provides onsite and outreach case management and alcohol and other drugs for people seeking treatment for dependency and post treatment support. The service is in the Vinnies Services directorate and is part the Health Team that is responsible for state-wide management of excellent health services.

The Role:

The Case Worker - AOD is responsible for the delivery of high quality case management, group work and other support to clients of the Rendu House Alcohol and Other Drugs Services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing quality client care, focused on sustainable client outcomes
  • Providing case management, delivery of evidence based therapeutic interventions and to facilitate the delivery of therapeutic and education groups as required
  • Supporting and engaging with family and significant others as appropriate, including provision of education, information, brief intervention and support and referral to family support services
  • Participating in team case discussions and general operational duties as required

This role will report to the Rendu House Manager. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A relevant qualification or working towards, e.g. Certificate IV or Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs or other Community Services field, or approved counselling / welfare / psychology equivalent or working towards the same
  • Demonstrated experience in case management including; managing a case load, case planning and assisting clients with implementing case plans, including with persons who have complex support needs (e.g. co-occurring AOD issues along with mental health, homelessness or contact with criminal justice system)
  • Willingness to work within the established Rendu House Alcohol and Other Drugs Services and SVDP NSW Support Services Case Management protocols and Client-centred Service Delivery Model
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct self in a professional, ethical and non-judgmental manner
  • Knowledge of, and an ability to access, a range of relevant community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised
  • Willingness to work within the values and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society and NSW Support Services
  • Basic computer literacy skills including experience in computerised data collection
  • A current, unencumbered Drivers Licence.

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people's lives in an organisation that cares about people
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

Please click here for Information on how to apply.

How to apply

To apply for this position please click this link

Applications close at 11 pm on 16 December 2019.

Please submit your application online with your Resume attached and answer the screening questions below this job ad.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

If you have questions about this role, please contact Peter France (Manager) by email on peter.france@vinnies.org.au quoting Case Worker (Rendu House) / VIN1767 enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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