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AOD Catchment Planner & Community Health AOD Alliance Partnership Coordinator - Bendigo

Bendigo Community Health Services


Bendigo Community Health Services (BCHS) is seeking a suitably experience health services planner for the role of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Catchment Planner – Loddon Region. The role also entails partnership coordination for the Alcohol & Drug Community Alliance (ADCA) comprising of eight community health organisations across Loddon Mallee, of which BCHS is the Lead.

The role is responsible for ensuring a consistent and integrated response to alcohol and other drug issues is achieved across the region and within the Alliance. The position will work with Loddon Catchment Planning Group and BCHS AOD leadership group to coordinate and improve community access to quality AOD health and wellbeing services. The role assists AOD treatment providers to develop an evidence-based catchment plan which identifies critical service gaps and pressures, and strategies to improve responsiveness to individual, family and community needs while considering population diversity and disadvantaged population groups.

The role also supports the secretariat function across both groups at an operational and governance level, and in partnership with ADCA members the position will also be responsible for monitoring data recording, and reporting to the group on data collation and analysis through the Victorian Alcohol Drug Collection (VADC) system.

This role sits alongside BCHS AOD teams: Non-residential AOD team which focuses on community psychosocial programs and the AOD clinical team which includes residential withdrawal program (Nova House), community-based withdrawal program, and pharmacotherapy services.

Staff across the AOD programs provide a broad range of support to highly marginalised individuals and families as well as at risk communities. The suite of services covers initial contact, brief interventions, longer term therapeutic and clinical supports, information, harm reduction education and referral into treatment services both internally and externally. Targeted service users often have very limited engagement with services therefore care plans need to be flexible and individually responsive. Individuals and families being supported by the AOD team receive an integrated response, which addresses their priority needs.

The role would also work closely with BCHS Strategic Planning and Analysis team to support a broader organisational understanding of community needs and strategic service delivery planning.

BCHS are seeking a candidate with a tertiary qualification in public health, health science, health promotion or a related discipline.

Bendigo Community Health Services encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and abilities.

The position description for this role can be found below.

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