The Drug ARM employee will be embedded in the IFS Service and be primarily located within the Churches of Christ Care (CofC) Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS). The position will be closely linked with Drug ARM and will be required to attend Drug ARM for professional supervision, key network meetings and practice support and advice.
This unique position will work collaboratively as part of a multi-organisational and multi-disciplinarian team to support the delivery of the program within a child safety practice framework.
The position will provide specialist alcohol and other drug case management services; support the development of alcohol and other drug specialist knowledge across the program workforce; and support timely access to broader alcohol and other drug specialist networks.
- Child protection and AOD screening processes, including conducting risk and needs assessments, provision of information, advice, referrals, and Relapse Prevention plans
- Manage a case load representing clients requiring alcohol and other drug support alongside the core family support services represented by the program within a child safety practice framework.
- Support families experiencing current problematic Alcohol and other drug use, and also, a supplemented case load of families with historic problematic AOD use.
- Build rapport and effectively engage families in a positive and friendly manner, including the use of assertive outreach strategies to engage families in a strengths-based approach
- Oversee the development, coordination, ongoing review and evaluation of a single case plan in collaboration with the family, key community members and other service providers as appropriate, ensuring it is based on assessment information, is strengths based, client focused, holistic and trauma informed
- Demonstrated understanding of case management approaches for clients presenting with complex needs.
- Enhance access to specialist alcohol and other drug networks for staff employed across the program
- Provide direct in-home support services to families as required
- Be willing to provide ‘after hours’ and/or rotational on call services as required
- Work collaboratively with the Local Level Alliance and other key networks and stakeholders through negotiation of an intervention plan to meet the individual needs of the child, young person and their family
- Support alcohol and other drug learning and development opportunities for the broader program workforce
- Contribute to the provision of culturally sensitive services and a culturally safe working environment
- 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
- Be willing to perform other duties as reasonably required