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Case Worker - Ipswich

Drug ARM


The Community and Family Support Service (CAFSS program) provides a structured brief intervention package for individuals and their significant others in addressing alcohol and/or other drug use and associated issues. Volunteers and students support the caseworker to deliver the CAFSS program and are supervised by the Case Worker.

The service is highly accessible as a result of multi-modal service delivery (face:face, online or telephone), and multi-platform service provision (office, home or community based appointments).

The CAFSS program provides assessment, case management, case formulation, counselling, psycho-education, social skills training, relapse prevention and referral strategies to presenting clients with low to medium complex needs.

These are delivered in accordance with Harm Minimisation and the Bio-psychosocial model and Recovery orientation as outlined in the Model of Service, using CAFSS approved interventions as outlined in the Interventions Manual & Toolkit.

Position Overview

The Case Worker will be responsible for delivering a brief interventions alcohol and other drug program for individuals and/or families seeking support to address substance misuse and associated issues.

The Case Worker will:

  • Operate within the framework and principles of harm minimisation as articulated in National Drug Strategy 2010-2015
  • Recognise the spectrum of substance use and stages of change
  • Work with clients across all stages of substance use
  • Respond to the full range of psychoactive substances available (including alcohol, tobacco, licit and illicit drug use, pharmaceutical drug misuse, emerging synthetics, poly drug use)
  • Respond to the method of use and associated risk factors, in recognition of the fact that drug use trends change rapidly
  • Demonstrate accessibility through prioritising assertive outreach strategies
  • Be flexible, responsive, holistic and responsive to diversity
  • Be client centred

With any further enquiries contact Katie Farmer on 07 3620 8801.

A full application pack is available below.

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