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AOD Case 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 an 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

Located in Maroubra, Pathways Maroubra offers community-based programs and referral to residential treatment options working within a harm minimisation model.

Our service provides:

  • Community-Based treatment options
  • Comprehensive assessment, individualised treatment/recovery plans and case management
  • Holistic treatment service that focus on physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing, individualised 1-1 sessions, facilitated groups and living skills training


We are currently seeking a values-driven and proactive Case Workers to support clients through the process of recovery:

  • Provide harm reduction/minimisation strategies to support clients to achieve their desired outcome.
  • Provide information of all AOD treatment options available and make referrals accordingly.
  • Provide efficient day to day service delivery through education, psycho-social interventions, group work, assessment, referral and case work within a recovery-orientated and person-led service environment.
  • Develop, implement and monitor strengths-based case plans, including exit planning
  • Ensure a safe environment where risks are identified, assessed and managed
  • Establish effective relationships with clients that encourage self-determination and participation
  • Strong referral pathways are built and maintained with internal and external stakeholders


  • 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 fulltime position, fixed term. Continuation of this role after 30 June 2021 is dependant on funding.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 4


  • Knowledge and experience of working within AOD and/or mental health setting
  • Experience of assessment and care planning
  • Good understanding of risk management
  • Experience working with complex needs/co-morbidities
  • Minimum Diploma level qualification in a relevant discipline (AOD, Community Services, Case Management) or including core AOD Units (or willing to undertake/complete during employment).
  • High level of interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and negotiate with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good planning, organisational, problem solving and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • A current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Be able to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

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


Julian Docherty on 0429 165 617 or email julian.docherty@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: AOD Case Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

*Please address the SELECTION CRITERIA in a cover letter along with CV when applying.

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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