The Objective of the Program is to provide a drug and alcohol counselling, group support and care coordination service for people in Goondiwindi and surrounding increasing current capacity in the region.
Delivered in accordance with Harm Minimisation and the Bio-psychosocial model and Recovery orientation as outlined in the Model of Service, it will support integrated approaches to treatment services and focus on improving care coordination at the local level.
The Clinical worker will be responsible for delivering intensive clinical support services for individuals seeking support to address substance misuse and associated issues.
The Clinical 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 facilitate flexible and stepped care models tailored to individual need and stages of change.
- Build and maintain active professional links to General Practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services to deliver multi-disciplinary team based services.
- 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)
- Improve continuity of care through use of eHealth initiatives
- 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
The Clinical worker works within a team and has accountability and responsibility for delivering a professional service that aims to meet benchmarks set for the program. The position reports to the Service Operations Manager.
Role & Responsibilities
- Working within a harm minimisation framework using a biopsychosocial approach, , Clinical workers will deliver a spectrum of service interventions; assessment, group support, case management/care coordination, case formulation, counselling, psycho-education, social skills training, relapse prevention and referral strategies to clients seeking to address substance misuse and associated issues.
- Have thorough knowledge and clear understanding of program eligibility for all Drug ARM programs and relevant external services.
- Develop partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders to enhance referral pathways, shared care and discharge planning opportunities are maximised
- Engage in care coordination with other agencies, professionals and services to ensure quality wrap around care and care planning is achieved
- Record case notes and data in a timely manner consistent with confidentiality and professional standards. Analyse and interpret statistical data and client feedback on a regular basis to inform practice and identify trends that may affect service delivery.
- Contribute to the design and development of procedures and associated work functions
- Apply professional, ethical and legal requirements in service provision.
- Demonstrate ongoing contribution to the quality improvement initiatives of the organisation
- Apply contemporary HR practice and at all times contribute to Work Place Health and Safety and Risk Management processes
- Support the marketing, promotion and fundraising activities of the organisation
- Be willing to perform other duties as reasonably required
A full application pack is available below.