About the Role
AOD Transition Worker
(Maternity Leave position)
Are you passionate about providing AOD counselling and support for people leaving custody who also have complex needs? Would you like a role that is challenging and rewarding? Do you want to work in a strong team that is valued and supported?
An exciting opportunity exists for an AOD Transition Worker to join our motivated team:
- 38 hours per week
- Contract to 31/7/19
- Terms and Conditions of employment as per Level 4 Pay Point 4 of the SCHADS Award 2010
- Rate of pay equivalent to SACS Award Grade 4 year 4 ($71,761 gross per annum plus super and generous salary packaging options)
- Based in Sydney’s Inner West
The position will provide outreach drug and alcohol counselling and support to people leaving NSW Correctional Centres – in particular, those with an intellectual disability or cognitive impairment; with a mental illness; who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people; and/or women who have dependent children. The position will focus on the provision of AOD counselling, health promotion, support and referral to individuals for whom access to mainstream services remains difficult and /or inaccessible. Casework services are delivered on an outreach basis. Position is generally Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm; with occasional out-of-hours’ work to be performed as required.
- Relevant qualification(s) or significant experience in the provision of drug and alcohol counselling/ treatment to men and women with complex needs.
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles of harm minimisation and the delivery of holistic, social and emotional wellbeing support.
- Knowledge of the challenges faced by people involved in the criminal justice system and the services available to support them.
- Demonstrated capacity to provide flexible outreach, trauma-informed, person centred therapeutic support that meets the needs of clients with cognitive impairment, mental illness and/or other complex needs.
- Ability to provide culturally secure therapeutic support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and clients from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
- Competence in maintaining thorough confidential client records and databases.
- Strong communication, interpersonal and networking skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of working within a trauma informed framework.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated alignment of values and way of working with clients with those of CRC.
- Current Driver’s Licence.
- Current NSW Working with Children Check.
- Legal right to work in Australia.
- Knowledge of current Child Protection legislation.
We are committed to achieving a diverse and culturally safe workforce, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from CALD backgrounds.
About the Organisation
The Community Restorative Centre (CRC) is a community based agency that has been delivering services to people affected by the criminal justice system for 67 years. We work hard to create an environment that encourages professional development and respect for staff to provide effective services for our clients.
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Please quote in application: AOD Transition Worker via Pro Bono Australia.