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Registered Nurse - Geelong Withdrawal Unit

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.

As part of the Salvos our values and mission define who we are and why we fight. Working in a local employment service is fast paced, demanding and competitive, but you will change lives.

Our Registered Nurses are responsible for coordinating the delivery of safe, effective and individualised care to clients who are seeking to recover from alcohol and other drug issues in keeping with The Salvation Army‟s Mission, Vision and Values.

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.

Nursing staff are employed to cover the 24-hour period with clinical supervision provided by the Nursing Coordinator and Visiting Medical Officer (GP)


The Geelong Withdrawal Unit are currently seeking values-driven applicants to provide nursing support and care for clients seeking to recover from alcohol and other drug issues. Other key accountability areas include:

  • Clients are fully aware of their treatment plan and inducted into the programme
  • Clients are provided with their withdrawal medication in a respectful fashion and in accordance with their medication chart
  • Clients are actively encouraged to participate in the programme
  • Clients feel listened to and involved in their recovery
  • Activities are monitored and clearly communicated at handover meetings
  • Professional, respectful and collaborative relationship is maintained with AOD Support staff

The 12 bed Withdrawal Unit is in 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 (full and part time positions)
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


We have positions available on our casual pool.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Nurses Award 2010, Nurses (Vic P.S. Health) EA 2016-2020, Registered Nurse G3A.


  • Degree or equivalent in Nursing and a current Div 1 certificate
  • Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Competencies CHCAOD 2C, 6B, 8C, 9C AND 10A
  • Clinical nursing and assessment skills and an understanding of professional nursing issues
  • Practical experience in AOD sector service delivery, with an understanding of addictive behaviour and drugs, both illicit and licit
  • 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 contact admin.gwu@salvationarmy.org.au.

For enquiries please contact Christine Gleeson on 03 5275 3500.

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