Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that is dedicated to delivering quality specialist Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Housing and Homeless and other services to meet the needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People and their families. Our services operate across Victoria.
About the Job
As the Community AOD Liaison Worker, you will work closely with individuals, key workers, family, and community to engage integrated recovery services and support. In order to meet the recovery goals of the individual, you will provide timely and tailored support, engagement with AOD workers, and where necessary liaison with community to support discharge and post-discharge transition supports.
Working with clients across the three Ngwala residential Rehab Centres – Winja Ulupna and Galiamble in St Kilda; and Yitjawudik in Mooroopna, you will also:
- Provide culturally appropriate and interpretative support and assistant to clients, their family, the community and all other key stakeholders involved in the provision of discharge program
- Ensure a smooth discharge transition process by conducting face to face meetings with the clients, family members, AOD workers and relevant counsellors as well as support workers
- Work with clients and their families to develop holistic discharge plans that support meaningful social and economic participation and other practical aspects of recovery
About the Perks
- Part Time, 4 Days Per Week on an 18 Month Contract located in St Kilda
- NFP Salary Packaging Benefits up to $15,900
- Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 3
- Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and commitment to the Aboriginal community
- A demonstrated understanding of the issues associated with Alcohol and other Drugs and their effects on the Aboriginal Community
- Demonstrated skills in case management
- Good organisation and time management skills
- Skills in working independently, with initiative and as a team member
- Willingness and ability to work within and contribute to the vision, purpose and core values of the organisation
- Able to develop positive relationships with clients and work within a stressful environment
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.
Please provide the following:
- A cover letter outlining why you would be a great fit for this role
- A resume which outlines your educational and employment background
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*Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including a Police Check, Working with Children Check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check as well as right to work in Australia Check.