- Job posted on: 2nd Oct 2020
- Applications close:
Since 1997 Bridges Health & Community Care has been providing specialist community-based mental health and psychological services, drug and alcohol treatment and a range of other programs across the Wide Bay Burnett and Central Qld region.
Bridges Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation & Treatment Service (DARTS) offers comprehensive therapeutic drug and alcohol service for both youth aged 12 years plus and adults. We also assist families and carers who may have difficulty coping with their loved ones problematic drug or alcohol issues.
Bridges Health & Community Care has a rewarding full time opportunity for an AOD Educator/Worker to deliver the Breakthrough for Families Program across the Wide Bay Burnett region.
Breakthrough for Families is an initiative if the Queensland Government to address the impact o of “ICE” and other drugs on families and children.
Key components of the program are:
The role of the AOD Educator/Worker will be to:
We are looking for a dedicated, reliable, professional with a can-do flexible attitude and the ability to get along well with others.
Your role will also include evidence-based interventions for families impacted by drugs and alcohol issues. Services will be provided in outreach settings such as our rural clinics, homes, other providers and settings where families are likely to be also in our established treatment centres in Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Gayndah and Maryborough.
The AOD Educator/Worker will deliver the BFF program in accessible times, places and formats to pro-actively engage with families and to enable diverse family and community members to attend. This includes:
Brief support encompasses:
Strong communication and presentation skills are essential, enabling you to liaise appropriately with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
Innovative engagement strategies and strong collaborative relationships with the health and community sector will be vital.
IT and computer skills including use of databases is also essential.
A solid understanding of community resources, treatment services and referral networks would be held in high regard.
To be successful you must be an experienced drug and alcohol practitioner and hold a current open drivers' licence. You must also be prepared to undergo a police check and currently hold a Working with children Blue Card (Qld).
Award wages and generous salary sacrifice offered – negotiable for the right person.
Early applications are encouraged. BHCC Ltd. reserves the right to close the position sooner if a suitable applicant is found.
Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
For confidential enquiries, please contact Sharon Sarah by email only - email@example.com using the subject line: AOD Educator / Worker - Breakthrough for Families AOD Program enquiry via EthicalJobs.