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AOD Registered Nurse

Mission Australia
  • Location: Central and Northern Suburbs of Adelaide
  • Full time | Max term contract until 30/06/2024
  • Great Salary of $102K + Super + Salary Packaging
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of young Australians in need

Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stand together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.

Your Opportunity

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to support the implementation and promotion of the innovative new Reach and Refer program into selected general practice clinics across the Central and Northern Adelaide metro area.

You will provide holistic nursing care to people aged over 40 who are identified with risky alcohol consumption, in a safe and supported environment. Supports include screening, motivational interviewing, brief interventions, information provision, support planning and delivery, care coordination, symptom management, delivery of evidenced-based therapeutic interventions, and assisting the facilitation of referrals to specialist alcohol counsellors.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide intensive ongoing person-centered case management, with complex clients and review progression against case plan
  • Address the needs of older adults (aged 40+) with risky levels of alcohol consumption who present to a general practice, through brief interventions, motivational interviewing and informational support
  • Intensive client-centered counselling will be provided, with individualised interventions tailored to each client's needs, incorporating harm reduction strategies and evidence-driven best practice
  • Provide treatment interventions in accordance with the Adelaide PHN AOD Treatment and Quality Framework, comprising: counselling, care coordination, information and education sessions
  • Build and maintain positive internal and external relationships, with the ability to adapt communication style to resolve conflict including community, government non-government services, Indigenous organisations, clients, and their family/caregivers

Requirements for Success

  • Registered Nurse with current APHRA Registration
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with people over 40 years of age with problematic alcohol issues within the context of harm reduction
  • Experience working in a mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs setting
  • Demonstrated ability to provide specialised or complex therapeutic interventions
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to various sites across metropolitan Adelaide (pool car provided)
  • Current and valid Drivers Licence
  • Current Working With Children Check
  • Up to date COVID-19 vaccinations

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.

Our culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

We're committed to the safety and wellbeing of each other and the people we serve.

We recognise and respect diversity. So, whoever you are, if you're skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.

If you need support to submit your application, please email [email protected] using the subject line: AOD Registered Nurse enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Your benefits

  • Rewarding work - every day you know you're making a real difference
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay)
  • Generous discounts with health insurance and major retailers
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support.
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Extra leave available including an additional public holiday and the opportunity to purchase further annual leave.

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please click 'Apply Now' and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.

For further information regarding working with us, visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you.

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