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Specialist Nurse - Drug and Alcohol

World Wellness Group Ltd

The position is based at World Wellness Group and part of a newly established collaborative and multidisciplinary team with the Qld Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma to respond the complex mental health and alcohol and other drugs needs of people seeking asylum.

Organisational Background

With a vision to build health equity and a mission to deliver, model and influence health and wellness services to create an inclusive and just health system, World Wellness Group (WWG) is a leading health social enterprise based in Stones Corner, Brisbane. WWG operates the World Wellness Clinic which specialises in equitable healthcare for clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including vulnerable and disadvantaged migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum.

About the role

This position offers a great opportunity to work at the forefront in delivering innovative, culturally responsive and safe mental health care as part of a newly established joint QPASTT and WWG specialist mental health response team for people seeking asylum. This position will provide specialist care planning, treatment, and management support for people seeking asylum experiencing alcohol and/or other drug dependency and collaborate in the delivery of comprehensive multidisciplinary drug and alcohol services.

Applicant requirements


  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse registration with the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with clinical experience working in the drug and alcohol sector.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in drug and alcohol clinical practices and treatment interventions
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and availability to occasionally work outside standard business hours
  • High level oral and written communication skills. Including the ability to write professional case notes and brief intervention plans, complete reports and other relevant documentation within set timeframes
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of client advocacy and strengths-based frameworks within a social justice context
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate, negotiate, apply problem solving and conflict resolution skills, and engage others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health and alcohol and other drug issues in the CALD population, specifically people seeking asylum
  • Knowledge of services and community resources relevant to the needs of people seeking asylum
  • Well-developed time and self-management skills and ability to work with limited supervision, whilst working as a member of a team
  • A current Blue Card and Police Check or willingness and ability to acquire and an open Qld driver’s license.


  • Post graduate qualifications in AOD nursing
  • Previous experience in a cross-cultural setting
  • Language(s) other than English

A position description is attached.

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