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Harm Reduction Practitioner

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Organisation : Star Health

Location : Melbourne (South Melbourne / Southern Bayside region)

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Sector : Community Support Services, Drug, Alcohol & Addiction

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Generous Salary Packaging Options

Application closing date : 3 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Star Health

About the role

Harm Reduction Practitioner (Casual position-Evening shifts)
Job Reference No VAC1098


  • Great team Culture
  • Work in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team
  • Rewarding and valuable work


An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced casual Assertive Outreach Worker to work in our Star Health Mobile Health Outreach Service (MHOS).

This is an innovative program providing evening outreach support and needle syringe program services to people who use drugs. Join a dynamic, skilled multidisciplinary team located in South Melbourne and working in the southern Bayside region of Melbourne.

To be eligible for the role, you will have an open attitude, excellent communication skills and a willingness to work with a diverse range of people in the community.

The role will suit people who are looking for occasional casual evening work such as students in the alcohol and drug or health field and part-time workers. A current Victorian drivers license is essential.


Ideally, you will possess:

  • A professional qualification in Certificate IV in Alcohol and other Drugs or similar experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Lived or living experience or experience working in a harm reduction service.
  • Demonstrated ability to Communicate effectively with people who use drugs including people experiencing homelessness, mental health
    conditions, people who engage in sex work and people from diverse cultural background.
  • Excellent knowledge of the health and social sector including community services and AOD services
  • A clear understanding of Stigma as it relates to people who use drugs



In return, we offer:

  • Family friendly policies.
  • Great team culture.
  • Rewarding a valuable work.



What makes Star Health Tick?

Star Health works in partnership with people and communities to promote and improve equity, health and wellbeing by delivering innovative client-directed services that take into account the context of the individual and the community, and championing prevention and change to address the structural reasons for health inequity.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Harm Reduction Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction


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