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Youth and Family AOD Worker - Murray Bridge / Victor Harbour

Mission Australia
  • x3 Max Term – Full Time role with weekend work ( Wednesday to Sunday) 
  • Location: Murray Bridge and Victor Harbour   
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need  

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. Our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible, generously support us. 

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 

The Youth and Family AOD program is an early intervention program offering support to young people aged 10-24 years and their families. This innovative model combines support for people with AOD concerns, with support to enhance family functioning, and respite for the participant and their parent as required 

We currently have 2 positions available across Murray Bridge and Victor Harbour to support clients and other employees in the provision of support activities within the values of Mission Australia. 

  • provide intensive ongoing person-centred case management 
  • provide, evidence-informed case management sessions with clients that are sensitive and responsive to, the cultural strengths and needs of each client 
  • 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 
  • Respond to referrals of clients to the service from internal and external support services 
  • Conduct group case management sessions for clients where necessary and appropriate  
  • Build and maintain positive internal and external relationships, with the ability to adapt communication style to resolve conflict  

Requirements for Success 

  • Relevant degree with at least 1 years’ experience (e.g. relevant four-year degree with at least 1 years’ experience or relevant three-year degree with two years of relevant experience).  
  • Alternatively, employee may hold an associate diploma with relevant experience, a less formal qualification with substantial years of relevant experience or equivalent expertise gained through previous industry experience.  
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries.  
  • Demonstrated ability to provide specialised or complex therapeutic interventions and manage a caseload of complex client.  
  • Has a sound understanding of Mission Australia’s Values and Code of Conduct and applies these in their role when interacting with other internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including highly developed administrative skills and the ability to provide support to management of a complex nature.  
  • Demonstrated professional approach to the role including maintaining professional boundaries.  

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: 

  • NFPsalary 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: Youth and Family AOD Worker - Murray Bridge / Victor Harbour enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

Next Steps 

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’, send your cover letter, and resume today. 

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via  PD - Case Manager - YAFAODS - Sep 2019 (1).pdf.

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

Applications close midnight, Sunday 25 October 2020. Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date. 

Please note candidate referrals from recruitment agencies will not be considered for this opportunity. Thank you .

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