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Community Support Worker, Alcohol and Other Drugs - Christies Beach

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 7,500 employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We partner with people (including those with a disability, in out of home care, experiencing homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, who may suffer mental illness, are refugees and older persons) to change lives for the better.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

Due to internal movement we have an opportunity for a dedicated and pro-active Community Support Worker to provide support to people referred to the innovative Assertive Outreach Drug and Alcohol Program, Next Steps in Christies Beach. This is a full-time contract until 30 June 2022.

As a Community Support Worker you will provide one to one psycho-social support services which focus on client - determination, empowerment, hope and belief that recovery from an addiction is possible. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support clients to develop their own support plans in partnership with Life Without Barriers, Community Mental Health services and carers.
  • Liaise and collaborate with clients, their community and community support agencies such as mental health, housing and other services to ensure an integrated and timely service.
  • Monitor and review clients’ progress through the service and against the case plan and provide up to date progress reports to the partner organisations.
  • Seek to understand consumer's expectations.
  • Sensitively ascertain information about the consumer's health, family and cultural background.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services to clients and work with the client to utilise other referral agencies and services.
  • Observe and accurately record the client's behaviour, needs and interactions with others and keep case plans and files up to date. 

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Mental Health or Alcohol and Other Drugs.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Current Driver Licence.
  • Previous experience in working with people with alcohol and other drugs addiction.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively engage, interact and work with people who have complex needs.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Recovery Framework and the underlying principles.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds with specific reference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

Benefits 

  • Work within a team passionate about facilitating positive changes for people
  • great salary packaging benefits topping up your take home money
  • Ongoing training, support and career opportunities
  • Divers and inclusive organisation 

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter combined in one document, click 'Apply' and follow the prompts.

For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Manon Timmermans at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Community Support Worker, Alcohol and Other Drugs - Christies Beach enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

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