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Drug Safety Project Worker

Carrington Health

About Us

In Victoria, Carrington Health is recognised as an industry leader in the delivery of innovative primary health care services. We have a demonstrated record of working with communities to strengthen the health and wellbeing of the local population.

Carrington Health is committed to creating and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment which fosters diversity among employees, and aims to provide a sustainable work-life balance throughout their employment.

Carrington Health acknowledges that providing this inclusive, supportive workplace environment is mutually beneficial and a key advantage for our organisation.

About this Position

Carrington Health has the opportunity to offer a rewarding and challenging position and is seeking an experienced, motivated health or community professional to join our committed Needle and Syringe Program team.

The Mobile Drug Safety Worker role has a region-wide harm reduction and capacity building focus, and works within a team environment. This unique role combines aspects of direct client support for People who inject drugs (PWID) brief interventions, and project coordination with a range of stakeholders and organisations.

The permanent part time role can be worked across three or four days per week, with flexibility around frequency of participation in the evening NSP ‘Community health outreach program eastern region’ (CHOPER) service that operates every night from 7.30-11.30pm.

How will you know if this is the right opportunity for you?

  • You have exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to build rapport and engage effectively with PWID and other stakeholders.
  • You have proven ability to design and successfully deliver community based projects, and are a skilled collaborator who can work effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • You would be a passionate advocate for self-help, peer and participatory activities for PWID, and for promoting community understanding that create environments where PWID are treated respectfully and without discrimination.
  • You can work effectively in a team environment and build the capacity of other staff.
  • You are self-motivated, capable of setting goals and working creatively with the responsibilities of the role to achieve KPI’s autonomously.
  • You have qualifications and experience in field of health promotion, public health, alcohol and drug or mental health and first aid.

Why work at Carrington Health?

Be a part of what has been defined as passionate, positive, friendly, engaged and honest working environment

  • Commitment to client focused service delivery
  • Great work-life balance
  • We value innovation and are always looking for new and improved ways of doing things
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Caring and Flexible culture
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Based in Box Hill across the road from the bus and rail hub.

Come and work with us and make a difference!

A Position Description can be found at http://www.carringtonhealth.org.au/get-involved/careers.

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