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After Hours Support Worker

The Salvation Army


We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest providers of alcohol and other drug services. We offer a range of services including Harm Reduction and Primary Health Services as well as a range of treatment types (including residential treatment centres, community-based support programs, counselling and withdrawal management services). We work to a modern, evidence-based and holistic Model of Care which can be viewed here: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/scribe/sites/auesalvos/files/need-help/AOD_National_Model_of_Care.pdf


We are currently seeking a values-driven and proactive After Hours Support Worker to ensure the safety and well being of all clients and staff outside of business hours. The After Hours team will operate in keeping with the Case Management Plan for each client and the policies and procedures of The Salvation Army. The Support Worker will:

  • Work along side another after hours staff member you provide support, lifestyle activities, whilst ensuring the mission and values of the Salvation Army are upheld.
  • Understand and implements appropriate procedures and strategies to deal with crisis situations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the impacts of addiction upon individuals, couples, families and wider communities
  • Have the ability to understand and respond to the needs of individuals experiencing Alcohol and Other Drugs issues

Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to emergency situations in accordance to Centre Emergency procedures
  • Security and safety of the residents, staff and Sunrise site is maintained
  • Clients are alcohol tested on re-entry to the centre and any positive results are reported to the relevant Case Manager within 24 hours
  • Clients are assisted with medication in accordance with policy and client medication plans
  • Effective relationships are established with clients
  • Clients are assisted to access support services and establish community supports, and where needed are assisted through advocacy with service providers so that their holistic needs are effectively addressed
  • Continuity of client care, progress and outcomes of case plans are monitored and clearly communicated to relevant staff for handover
  • On Call worker is contacted for guidance and instruction in accordance with the Sunrise Centre On Call policy determination and participation and support them to improve their situation


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is a permanent part time position, 30 hours per fortnight.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 3.


  • Certificate III qualification in community services, youth work, Alcohol & Other Drugs, mental health or related field and relevant experience.
  • Self Administer Medication Certificate
  • Knowledge in Data Entry Systems
  • A current and valid First Aid Certificate
  • Able to work weekends, after hours and sleep over shifts as required

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background


Contact Lorraine Butler on lorraine.butler@salvationarmy.org.au using the subject line: After Hours Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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