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AOD Case Manager / Diversion Officer - Newman

Mission Australia
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Newman, WA
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging + Possible Remote/Housing Allowance

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

Located in Newman, the Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service provides education, treatment and support for people with substance use issues and works very closely in the local community. With a strong client centric focus, you will provide support for referred clients and their families to diversion programs, counselling and case management.

You will be responsible for the delivery of the Western Australian (Alcohol and other Drug) Diversion Program within the Newman Magistrate’s Court Circuit, which includes travel to court locations outside of Newman.

  • Respond to referrals from the community or client self-referral and work to achieve what the client wants from the service using a strength based approach
  • Work with the individual client providing counselling and the achievement of their recovery plan
  • Develop and facilitate group sessions for our clients and the wider community
  • Maintain appropriate case files and monitor progress of our clients.
  • Arrange appropriate referrals for clients to other services as required.

Requirements for Success

  • Certificate IV in AOD or similar (or willingness to obtain)
  • Or prior experience working within an AOD program
  • Counselling with experience working in the field of AOD
  • A valid WA driver’s licence
  • The ability to work in a remote small community

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • Possible Remote location allowance and Rental assistance
  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au using the subject line: AOD Case Manager / Diversion Officer - Newman enquiry via EthicalJobs, or phone 08 9225 0453. 

For more information, please click here for the position description. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia

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