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Case Worker - Nowra

The Salvation Army

Start your career with The Salvation Army today! 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.

Pathways Shoalhaven is an out-client alcohol and other drug (AOD) support service, targeted at:

  • Drug and alcohol education,
  • Relapse prevention and management,
  • Strategies around harm reduction.

We are looking for an experienced AOD Case Worker to join our small friendly team based in Nowra, and provide the following services to people within the South Eastern NSW region:

  • Assessment and referral,
  • Therapeutic and psychoeducation groups,
  • One to one case management,
  • Advocacy into inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation facilities.

The role is part-time (3 days per week) for a max-term of 12 months.

Continuation of the role after 30 June 2021 is dependent on funding.

Pay is at SCHADS Level 4.

Role will be filled as early as possible once a suitable candidate is found.
The following are essential requirements of the role:

  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army.
  • Minimum of Diploma level qualifications in AOD, Community Services, or a relevant discipline.
  • Experience working within, and knowledge of, the AOD, primary health care, and criminal justice sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with unpredictable situations and behaviour, and problems associated with substance abuse and psychiatric conditions.
  • Experience in the implementation of case management for disadvantaged and/or complex needs participants.
  • Experience working with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working in collaboration with other organisations to develop and tailor programs to meet participants' needs.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by people experiencing AOD problems and mental health conditions.

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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