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AOD Specialist Family Violence Advisor

Odyssey House Victoria

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  • Progressive Workplace Flexibility options that enables genuine work life balance
  • Fully maintained motor vehicle for professional and personal use within Victoria
  • $85,551 to $90,468 (neg), plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At Odyssey House we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families, and communities to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, improve mental health, and reconnect people to their family and the community. OHV is a dynamic and fast-growing organisation committed to excellence in service provision and innovation in responding to alcohol and other drugs use problems.

The Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria) made recommendations to improve collaboration between the Family Violence and the AOD and Mental Health sectors to enhance the capacity of practitioners to recognise and respond to those who use and experience family violence. These sectors are in a unique position to identify and respond to family violence experienced by their clients.

Who are WE looking for?

We are looking for a compassionate, skilled professional who understands the intersections of Family Violence, AOD & Mental Health and is committed to building capacity across the AOD sector and increasing cross sector collaboration. The individual will join a small but dynamic team located in our Footscray site.

We are very interested in discussing with you, how you may be able to use your skills and experience within OHV to benefit our clients on their journey to recovery. We want to attract the best possible people whose values align strongly with those of OHV. If you want to make a real and profound difference to someone’s life, this could be the role for you.

What we can give YOU!

In return we are committed to offering you an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best by:

  • Providing access to information, skills, and training
  • Enabling work across wider organisational roles and programs
  • Providing ongoing development and regular constructive feedback
  • Providing work that is meaningful and challenging, with career development opportunities through project and secondment opportunities and succession planning

We also believe in giving people real flexibility in their work, and so our Workplace Flexibility policy* enables our staff to be great at work, and great at home too, with options of:

  • Flexible Leave including 48/52 Purchased Leave, Study Leave and Sabbaticals
  • Flexible Working Hours and Days including school-oriented part-year hours and monthly RDO’s for full-timers
  • Flexible Workplaces including WFH and Telework
  • Having Pets in the Workplace

(*Flexibility agreements will vary based on role requirements).

And OHV employees also have access to generous employee benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • A fully maintained motor vehicle where role-required
  • Access to 24/7 Counselling through our Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)
  • Monthly Clinical Supervision sessions for professional development and personal wellbeing

The position

The position is offered as a full time, 1.0 FTE, maximum term contract to 30 June 2023. The role is based at Footscray.

The AOD Specialist Family Violence Advisor role is based in Footscray but will work across western metropolitan Melbourne. The key purpose of this position is to build capacity by providing secondary consults and support for AOD clinicians to identify and respond to family violence. The AOD Specialist Family Violence Advisor will be an innovative facilitator and expert engager who will deliver a Capacity Building program across a range of AOD service providers.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be approachable and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to self-regulate and self-monitor own behaviours, practice self-reflection at all times, display a commitment to realistically assess own personal strengths, limitations, biases, and effectiveness, and remain open to feedback and constructive criticism
  • Be a team player who is supportive of one’s colleagues
  • Be driven by own moral values, which will be aligned to those of Odyssey House
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of inclusive practice when working with people from diverse communities, such as cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance and application of intersectionality when working with people from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds

More information

The full position description can be viewed HERE.

Please remember to address your application to Anne Tidyman, Manager Child & Family Services, and include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Anne Tidyman on 0466 268 932 or at atidyman@odyssey.org.au, using the subject line: AOD Specialist Family Violence Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.

Mandatory COVID vaccinations

Due to recent Victorian Government mandatory vaccination requirements for the health industry, all Odyssey House Victoria staff effective 15 October 2021 are required to hold full vaccination status. Evidence of full vaccination status will be requested during the onboarding process and offers will be rescinded where such evidence cannot be provided.

All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees.

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