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Registered Nurse - Alcohol and Other Drugs

Centacare Catholic Family Services
  • Experienced and collaborative team
  • Pay above Nurses Award 2010 negotiable + salary sacrifice option
  • Part-time initially with opportunity to increase to full-time
  • Contract until June 2021, extension subject to funding

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 a child safe and a quality accredited organisation.

About the Position

The Registered Nurse (RN) will work within the Centacare Drug and Alcohol Service (CDAS) which supports young people aged between 10 – 30 years and their families where alcohol and other drug issues are present. CDAS provides therapeutic interventions including an in-home detoxification service that is supervised by the Registered Nurse position. Operating as part of a multidisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducting health assessments
  • Monitoring in home detoxification (where assessed as safe to do so in collaboration with a General Practitioner)
  • Health promotion and education
  • Provision of brief intervention therapeutic counselling
  • Responding to initial enquiries and making relevant referrals as required

About You

To be successful in this role you will need to share our values and possess the relevant experience that will enable you to hit the ground running. You will also need:

  • Registration as a Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and a current practising certificate
  • Department for Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check
  • Valid Australian Drivers Licence or equivalent
  • Experience caring for clients who use drugs and alcohol and who have physical health issues associated with their substance use (including clients who are actively experiencing substance use withdrawal symptoms)

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, 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.

A full position description is attached.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this position. To access the position description or submit your application click here.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Gabrielle Preston, Operations Manager - Alcohol and Other Drugs, on 08 8215 6700.

Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 8 June 2020.

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