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AOD Specialist - Launceston

The Salvation Army

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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.

ABOUT US

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

THE ROLE

We are currently seeking an experienced and values-driven person to provide case management support to clients throughout their treatment at the Bridge program. The position:

  • Works with clients with problematic substance use to facilitate a treatment plan;
  • Provides a range of treatment modalities to support client goals
  • Works as part of a team along with case managers and other professional workers to achieve the best outcomes for clients

This position reports to the Clinical Services Manager and is located in Launceston.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • 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

HOURS AND SALARY

This is a full time position, 38 hours per week fixed term to January 2022.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE

  • Diploma qualification in relevant field e.g. AOD and Mental Health or related field
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of AOD sector including role, context, principles, philosophies, policies, regulations and legislation
  • Understands and applies AOD models, approaches, theories and practices when dealing with clients
  • Ability to understand and respond to the needs of individuals experiencing AOD issues
  • Demonstrates knowledge of AOD types and effects
  • Understands and addresses the needs of dual diagnosis clients
  • Ability to facilitate therapeutic groups to provide bio-psycho-social education
  • Knowledge of lifestyle pressures faced by disadvantaged people in the community
  • A current TAS 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

POSITION DESCRIPTION and ENQUIRIES

Gerhard Willemse on gerhard.willemse@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: AOD Specialist - Launceston 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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