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Group Facilitator - AOD Day Program

Toora Women Inc.

Thank you for your interest in a position as Day Program Group Facilitator, Toora Alcohol and Other Drug Service.

The total salary and benefits package for these 72 hours per fortnight positions may consist up to:

  • Base wage of $40.64 to $46.27 per hour - $76,078 to $86,617 per annum
  • Salary Packaging option to $16,000 - $5,500 saved tax (approx.)
  • Superannuation at 9.5% - $7,227 to $8,228 per annum
  • Employee self-care allowance - $300 per annum


  • 5 weeks' annual leave with loading at 20%.
  • 8 weeks long service leave after 5 years' employment
  • TOIL provisions
  • Training, mentoring, supervision and access to resources
  • Access to support through the Employee Assistance Program
  • High level of diversity and satisfaction in the role
  • Excellent working environment within a warm and supportive team
  • Opportunity to make a difference for women in the community with complex needs

About Toora Women Inc.

Toora Women Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation which has been delivering services to women in the ACT and surrounds since the early 1980s. Operating from within the mission of Safety, Respect and Choice for Women, we support women with complex issues who have experienced past or present traumas such as:

  • Domestic or sexual violence
  • The impact of their own or another's' drug and alcohol use
  • Homelessness or needing support to stay out of the homelessness system
  • The ACT corrections system

Our current drug and alcohol, domestic violence and homelessness programs range across a variety of settings such as crisis and transitional accommodation, head tenancy, day programs, counselling and outreach support, allowing Toora a wrap-around trauma informed care model, in an integrated service system.

All services are based on a theoretical model of recovery, respect and empowerment. This includes encouraging self-help and minimizing the effects of institutionalisation and the harm associated with dependencies. We deliver these complex services within a human rights and gendered framework.

Summary of the broad purpose of the position:

The Day Program Group Facilitator will assist in the facilitation of psycho-educational groups and the daily client activity schedule. The AOD Day program is an 8 week rolling group and is designed to allow women to work together, in a safe and respectful environment, to learn from each other and explore their personal issues that contributed to their use of alcohol and drugs. The facilitator position requires experience in providing or participating in group therapy, high level communication and people skills, strong team work ethos and sound judgment and flexibility. They will work alongside other specialist staff and lead group-based interventions. They will maintain the standards of clinical rigour expected in the management of each client.

The key purpose of the role is the implementation and review of an evidenced based program intended to:

  • Provide behaviour changing interventions to assist individuals to reduce or cease harmful alcohol and other drug use, and to avoid and better manage relapse
  • Assist participants to establish healthier relationships and lifestyles free of problematic alcohol and drug use

What we are looking for:

Our ideal applicant will have:

  • Diploma in Health, Social or Welfare related qualification
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Certificate IV AOD (or willingness to complete)
  • Minimum 3+ years’ sector experience (with Bachelor Qualification)
  • Minimum 5+ years’ sector experience (with Diploma Qualification)
  • Comprehensive understanding of alcohol and other drug use and an understanding of community-based rehabilitation or day programs
  • Specialist knowledge in working with complex women in one or more additional areas such as Family Therapy, Mental Health, Domestic/Family Violence, Trauma, with demonstrated experience delivering quality outcomes for clients
  • Advanced group work skills including program development, facilitation and evaluation

Other things that we are looking for include:

  • Service delivery skills within trauma informed gendered case management framework
  • Understanding of the current trends, practices, policies and legislation pertaining to the AOD sector
  • Excellent time management, computer, record keeping, & communication skills, and ability to work as part of a team

A current driver's licence as well as a valid Working with Vulnerable People registration are required for this job.

All applicants MUST look to website www.toora.org.au for more information to address criteria before applying for this position.

Women only applicants please as per section s 34(1) of the Discrimination Act 1991. Aboriginal and CALD women encouraged to apply.

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