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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.

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.

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 Nurse Team Leader and Nurse Practitioners.


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, using the subject line: Registered Nurse - Geelong Withdrawal Unit enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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