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Nursing Unit Manager

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

Located in Surry Hills, William Booth House offers both withdrawal management support (detox) and residential rehabilitation and community-based programs.

Our service provides:

  • A safe, drug-free residential environment for those seeking to withdraw from alcohol and other substances
  • 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 experienced Nurse Unit Manager to provide overall management of specialised withdrawal management (detox) nursing services, clinical assessments, mental and physical health care, referral for addiction medical assistance for clients. Other key responsibilities include line management of the nursing team to provide:

  • Nursing assessment, support and treatment provided in line with Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Clinical Practice Guidelines NSW and TSA policy and procedures
  • Support and liaise with visiting medical officers (VMOs) and manage other stakeholder relationships
  • Safe dispense and administration of medications
  • Admission and discharge, maintaining case notes and other required documentation and handover at change of shifts
  • Commitment to an environment that values continuous improvement and innovation in the delivery of high-quality services

Reporting to the Service Manager, this position is located in Surry Hills, NSW.


  • 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 full-time position. Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Aged Care Plus EBA 2017 - Nurse Unit Manager (level dependent on experience).


  • Tertiary qualification in Nursing.
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Completed 4 AOD Skill Set Units (or willing to undertake/complete during employment).
  • Minimum 2 years' management experience and demonstrated competence in nursing in the alcohol and other drugs nursing environment, including working with people with mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the Guidelines and issues relating to withdrawal management.
  • Demonstrated skills in triage, medical assessment, decision making and providing appropriate nursing interventions and to provide crisis support.
  • Acknowledgement and responsiveness to diversity of experiences, perspectives, values and beliefs
  • A current NSW Drivers Licence (preferred but not essential)
  • 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


Swati Regmi/Liz Edminson on 9212 2322 or email wbh@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: Nursing Unit Manager 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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