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AOD Worker - First Nations Specific

Mission Australia
  • Permanent, Part time (hours negotiable)
  • Location: Hindmarsh SA 5007
  • Salary $42.5/hr + Super + Salary packaging benefit
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of 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 young people experiencing alcohol and other drug-related issues, and their families and carers, through group work, counselling, advocacy, case management and referral to other services.

To perform this role it is essential that the person is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section sub-s 56(2) of Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide intensive ongoing person-centred case management (formal and informal)
  • Work with families, the local community and service providers
  • Facilitate AOD education, information sessions and service presentations within the local community
  • Provide, evidence-informed case management sessions
  • Assist clients while at the service through brief therapeutic intervention and referral to suitable services
  • Work with clients to create holistic and strength based individualised support plans utilising SMART goals including referral to supplementary services as needed.
  • Ensure that all required internal and external client paperwork is completed
  • Facilitate group activities such as SMART recovery groups
  • Complete a range of administrative duties for the efficient running of the service
  • Create and maintain client related paperwork including individualised case management files.

Requirements for Success

  • Relevant degree or Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs with relevant experience a minimum.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide specialised or complex therapeutic interventions and manage a caseload of complex client.
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Understanding from combined lived experience and professional development about factors that support recovery and a proven ability to use this to positively support others on their recovery journey
  • Current Driver Licence

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 and child-safe certificate.

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.
Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks.

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 Worker - First Nations Specific 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.

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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