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  • Work TypesContract
  • CategoriesSocial Work, Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 24 Dec 2019
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Alcohol & Other Drugs Practitioner

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army
  • Work TypesContract
  • CategoriesSocial Work, Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 24 Dec 2019

About the Program

Flagstaff AOD, located at Flagstaff Accommodation, operates a primarily harm-reduction service focusing on engaging residents of Flagstaff and The Open Door around safer using practices, providing psycho-education and information on safer practices and health promotion and facilitating access to the mainstream drug treatment service system. The program also delivers Care & Recovery Coordination courses of treatment to residents of the facility. The annual target for these is 40 courses.

About the Role

To provide a range of AOD interventions to residents of Homelessness Accommodation Services Flagstaff &The Open Door, including:

  • Provision of evidence-based Brief Interventions and Care & Recovery Coordination (CRC)
  • Assistance to clients to access and navigate mainstream AOD treatment
  • Facilitation of evidence-based, therapeutic AOD groups and delivery of group work
  • Provision and promotion of an in-house Harm Reduction strategy and system, including maintenance of a secondary NSP
  • Contribution to the development and maintenance of an AOD information and data collection system

About You

We are seeking candidates with demonstrated:

  • Skills in delivering clinical & evidence based AOD interventions to adult men with complex needs including dual diagnosis
  • Knowledge of the AOD sector including harm reduction and treatment services
  • Experience and/or understanding of the working within homelessness context
  • Relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications in Community Services including AOD Cert 4 min quals or willingness to undertake

How to apply

To apply for this position please click here.

If you require more information about the role, please contact Elizabeth Edminson on 03 9329 8547.

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