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Program Coordinator - Barwon

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.

The Geelong Withdrawal Unit provides a residential medicated withdrawal service for those who are seeking to recover from alcohol and other drugs issues. Clients reside in the Unit during their episode of care and are provided with all meals and facilities. Clients can remain in the programme for a further 21 days (Stage 2) post their medicated withdrawal (Stage 1) to stabilise and plan for their recovery post discharge.


We are currently seeking a values-driven person with proven experience in AOD or Mental Health Sector to lead and supervise an effective team of AOD Support Workers.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure service models and standards of practice are clearly articulated to Support Workers
  • Support Workers are supported to deliver an approved, evidence-based program in accordance with the client
  • Identify service gaps and make recommendations for service delivery improvements to the Service Manage
  • Monitor service performance targets and client outcomes in conjunction with Service Manager
  • Manage people performance
  • Facilitate productive relationships within the team that contribute to quality team performance and team wellbeing
  • Negotiate, produce and monitor rosters in conjunction with AOD Support worker staff and Service Manager

This position is located at the AOD and MH Services Barwon, Corio.


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


This is a full-time position, 38 hours per week ongoing.

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


  • Tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or other relevant discipline
  • Cert IV in AOD or four core units
  • 2 years' experience in the AOD or MH Sector
  • Experience in a supervisory role
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential
  • Be able to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia


For a copy of the Position Description and enquiries please visit our Salvos Careers Website - Job Reference R3588.

For enquiries please contact Christine Gleeson on 03 52753500.

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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