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Trainer - AOD & Mental Health Programs

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Join our new Training and Capacity Building Team
  • Make a meaningful impact facilitating community based AOD programs
  • Casual roles based in Coburg

About the opportunity

Do you have a deep commitment to supporting individuals in their journey toward addressing Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) behaviours and increasing awareness of associated harms?

As the Trainer for AOD & Mental Health programs, your key focus will be facilitating community based AOD programs, especially delivery of short group-based programs to people who have come in contact with the justice system. We are also looking to expand our training repertoire, including embedding Lived Experience into our programs.

If you are an enthusiastic professional ready to make a meaningful impact, join us and contribute to the success of our new and evolving training and development team. 

What’s on offer.

There is flexibility with the days in which you work.

In addition to an hourly rate (SCHADS Level 4) and superannuation, you’ll also receive a casual loading and can access salary packaging for living expenses and meals /entertainment.

We also offer a 10% discount on childcare fees at Uniting services.

About you

You love the opportunity a newly created position offers – building the team, the culture and implementing a range of training programs for consumers and people with lived experience within our Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health division.

You will bring with you:

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum certificate IV) in AOD, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, or other health related field
  • Extensive understanding and experience working in the Alcohol and other Drug Sector and / or Mental Health sector
  • Demonstrated experience working with consumers with alcohol and other drugs dependency in a harm minimisation framework
  • Experience designing and delivering training and/or skills development programs as well as delivering appropriate learning supports and resources
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating a range of psychoeducational groups.

We encourage people with Lived Experience in working through AOD and/or mental health challenges to apply. We would love to hear about how you might tap into your Lived Experience in this role.

View the position description here.

How to apply

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone and may close our advertising early.

If you’d like to know more, please contact James McGregor, Team Leader of Training and Capacity Building on 0466 845 224 during business hours.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania. 

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org 

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

 Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. 

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