The Objective to 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 work within a team and has accountability and responsibility for delivering a professional service that aims to meet benchmarks set for the program.
A position description is attached.