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Manager - Alcohol and Other Drugs

Centacare Catholic Family Services
  • Reputable and longstanding organisation
  • Experienced and supportive leadership
  • Contract until June 2021 with possibility of extension
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award Level 7 ($93,000 - $97,000 FTE)

About Us

At Centacare Catholic Family Services, our mission is to provide relevant, authentic and effective services that will enhance the quality of life of our clients and enable them to participate fully in the community. We employ approximately 600 staff across our metropolitan and regional locations and we deliver services to over 30,000 South Australians each year, without regard to religion, race, culture, sexuality, gender or economic circumstance. We support people in the areas of disability, family, youth and children, health and well-being, education and training, homelessness and domestic violence. Centacare is an inclusive, child safe and a quality accredited organisation.

About the Position

The Manager will provide leadership, support, and supervision and coordinate the day to day activities of Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service, Police Drug Diversion Initiative and Outpatient Counselling services.

Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service (CDAS) offers a range of support and recovery opportunities for individuals living with substance use, and their family and friends who may be supporting them. The service includes outreach counselling, home detox and specialist support through lived experience workers. The service also aims to support people who are part of the LGBTIQ community.

PDDI/Outpatient Counselling Services team work with people detected by the police for simple possession drug offences to a health intervention instead of the justice system. This team provide a health-based assessment, delivery of a screening tool and brief intervention sessions (up to two sessions), ongoing treatment (up to eight sessions - where appropriate) and working with people who are on an undertaking.

About You

To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications Social Work, Psychology, Counselling or equivalent; OR demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the Alcohol and Other Drug Sector
  • Valid Department for Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check (previously known as Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance).
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • On-call duties and some work outside of standard hours will be required

Desirable Criteria

  • Post Graduate qualifications in AOD or Mental Health
  • Experience in leading or managing teams in the Human Services sector
  • Experience using Athena Penelope electronic client management system

Our Culture and Benefits

At Centacare we believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients and maintains our reputation as a great place to work! We offer benefits such as tax savings via salary sacrifice, paid parental leave, supportive work environment and on-going development through various training opportunities.

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