- Job posted on: 8th Sep 2020
- Applications close:
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 7,000 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.
We have a exciting opportunity available with the LWB South Australian Drug and Alcohol Program for Social Worker in an innovative Assertive Outreach Drug and Alcohol Program, Next Steps.
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated person with an alcohol and other drug background to be part of our new team in Port Augusta.
The position is offered on a Full Time basis until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension depending on funding.
In this role you will ensure that participants who have a history of reluctant engagement with treatment services are encouraged into assessment and treatment for their alcohol and other drug concerns. The role is to provide assertive and targeted outreach support to people referred into the Next Steps Program.
The Social Worker will provide community assessment and treatment for people in the acute phase of their alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and is responsible for engaging with participants, families, guardians and other key stakeholders in order to facilitate a cohesive, high quality support service that provides an assertive support system around the participant.
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).
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For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Manon Timmermans at email@example.com using the subject line: Social Worker, Alcohol and Other Drug - Port Augusta 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.