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AOD Clinician – STAR

Organisation : VincentCare Victoria

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : 35.54 - 44.89

Application closing date : 31 Oct, 2021

About the role

AOD Care and Recovery Coordinator – Substance Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Program

0.8EFT, fixed term until June 2022 with possibility of extension
Rainbow Tick accredited organisation

 

About us

We are an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage through our provision of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion. We recognise cultural, gender and occupational differences; we encourage diversity and employ dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff who work across a range of programs and services.

We lead the way in providing LGBTIQ culturally safe and inclusive services in the homelessness sector. Our work to support LGBTIQ clients and residents has been recognised by awards from the Victorian State Government, the Homelessness Sector, and the LGBTIQ community.

Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. Integral to the VincentCare work practice is respect for a client’s dignity and an openness to understand a client’s needs in order to provide support and encouragement.

Our job is always to enable and empower.

About the team

VincentCare Victoria and The Salvation Army work in consortia to operate the STAR program across the Inner North and North West Catchments. The program aims to reduce AOD related harm to individuals and their families by providing an integrated and holistic service response through Assessment, Counselling and a Care and Recovery outreach approaches.

This program operates across the Inner North and Northern Community Hubs including North Melbourne, Glenroy, and Sunshine. Other sites may also be required.

We work together to support clients through all stages of their journey from crisis to recovery and to lasting and sustainable change.

About the role

VincentCare Victoria is seeking an appropriately-qualified person to take on the position of AOD Care and Recovery Clinican who has demonstrated experience supporting adults and families with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) concerns by offering high quality, therapeutic support And case management.

In this role, you will work closely with clients to provide assessments, and outreach Care and Recovery Coordination case management. This role will see you not only providing individual support for our unique cohort, but will also provide you with an opportunity to facilitate therapeutic group interventions and work collaboratively with other services to improve outcomes for our clients.

You will work from evidence based , integrated and client centred approaches to provide tailored support through clinical frameworks and modalities to establish co developed realistic recovery plans that are individualised and empowering. Your aim is to support and encourage people to identify their own self efficacy and achieve sustainable change, taking independent control of their recovery journey.

About you

You are an appropriately qualified professional with experience in providing comprehensive AOD assessments and case management and applying relevant therapeutic frameworks to assist clients to achieve positive and lasting outcomes.

You have an understanding of health and other treatment services relevant to the client group and work positively to appropriately manage challenging behaviours. You understand the importance of interacting and mediating in ways that respect the equality, diversity, choices, rights, safety and responsibilities of individuals throughout the process whilst also maintaining strong professional boundaries.

You have experience in maintaining constructive, empathetic, supportive and respectful working relationships particularly across primary health, mental health, AOD treatment services and other significant community services for an integrated service response.

Your experience and knowledge also extends to:

  • Effectively engaging with people experiencing complex issues
  • An ability to manage critical incidents, identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to self and others in both outreach and service based capacities.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in liaising with other community service organisations for the development of on-going relationships and referral protocols beneficial to client support

Why work for us?  We offer:

  • An opportunity to contribute to an award winning organisation at the cutting edge of LGBTIQ inclusive practice and culturally safety.
  • We provide a positive, culturally safe and affirming working environment.
  • We are committed to professional development to ensure your career keeps advancing while you’re working with us.
  • We offer a place where you know you are contributing to an organisation committed to helping others. We are passionate about #Social Justice.
  • We have some great talent who are happy to share their experience and skills to help you on your way.
  • Salary packaging, sometimes called salary sacrificing is a huge attraction here! It is a popular way of providing employees in the community sector with tax benefits over and above their salary. It means the real value of a salary package can be significantly higher than the nominal value.

Salary Range: SCHCDS Level 4 to 5 $36.62 – $40.38 per hour dependant on experience

If making a difference is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please submit your CV together with a detailed and separate response to each of the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description available on our website by clicking here.

Applications close: Please don’t delay in submitting your application as applications will be reviewed upon submission.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion regarding the role please contact Danielle Harley, Manager of Health and Treatment Services on 0437 864 306.

VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.

All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

All appointments are subject to disclosure of any relevant employment history of formal disciplinary action for improper or unprofessional conduct taken by current or previous employers or any other integrity body within or outside Australia.

The incumbent for this position must have and maintain a current Victorian Working with Children Check or equivalent.

 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VincentCare Victoria

We are an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage through our provision of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion. We recognise cultural, gender and occupational differences; we encourage diversity and employ dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff who work across a range of programs and services.

We lead the way in providing LGBTIQ culturally safe and inclusive services in the homelessness sector. Our work to support LGBTIQ clients and residents has been recognised by awards from the Victorian State Government, the Homelessness Sector, and the LGBTIQ community.

Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. Integral to the VincentCare work practice is respect for a client’s dignity and an openness to understand a client’s needs in order to provide support and encouragement.

Our job is always to enable and empower.

How to apply

Position Description : PD - Star AOD Clinician

If making a difference is important to you and you meet our essential requirements we can’t wait to hear from you. Please submit your CV together with a detailed and separate response to each of the key selection criteria which can be found in the position description available on our website.

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Please quote in application: AOD Clinician - STAR via Pro Bono Australia.


Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction
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